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14.731 Economic History, Fall 2003
(200312)A survey of world economic history, designed to introduce economics graduate students to the subject matter and methodology of economic history. Topics chosen to show a wide variety of historical experience and illuminate ... 
14.04 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, Fall 2003
(200312)Basic theory of consumer behavior, production and costs, partial equilibrium analysis of pricing in competitive and monopolistic markets, general equilibrium, welfare, and externalities. Credit not given for both 14.03 and ... 
14.471 Public Economics I, Fall 2003
(200312)Theory and evidence on government taxation policy. Topics include tax incidence; optimal tax theory; the effect of taxation on labor supply and savings; corrective taxes for externalities; taxation and corporate behavior; ... 
14.42 / 14.420 Environmental Policy and Economics, Spring 2004
(200406)This course explores the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. It will help students develop the tools to estimate the costs and benefits of environmental regulations. These tools will be used to ... 
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy, Spring 2004
(200406)Explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. Goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the tradeoffs between them. Special emphasis on education, health, gender, fertility, adoption ... 
14.126 Game Theory, Fall 2004
(200412)This course is a rigorous investigation of the evolutionary and epistemic foundations of solution concepts, such as rationalizability and Nash equilibrium. It covers classical topics, such as repeated games, bargaining, ... 
14.03 Intermediate Applied Microeconomics, Fall 2004
(200412)This class presents microeconomic theory and applications of consumer and producer behavior and welfare analysis at an intermediate level. In addition to standard competitive models, we study deviations due to externalities, ... 
14.41 Public Economics, Fall 2004
(200412)This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy, the extent of that intervention, and the ... 
14.33 Economics Research and Communication, Fall 2004
(200412)This course will guide students through the process of forming economic hypotheses, gathering the appropriate data, analyzing them, and effectively communicating their results. All students will be expected to have ... 
14.454 Macroeconomic Theory IV, Fall 2004
(200412)This halfterm course covers the macroeconomic implications of imperfections in labor markets, goods markets, credit and financial markets. The role of nominal rigidities is also an area of focus. 
14.661 Labor Economics I, Fall 2003  Fall 2004
(200412)The aim of this course is to acquaint students with traditional topics in labor economics and to encourage the development of independent research interests. This course is taught in two parts: Fall term and then in the ... 
14.30 Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics, Fall 2004
(200412)This course is a selfcontained introduction to statistics with economic applications. Elements of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, regression analysis, and hypothesis testing. It uses elementary ... 
14.123 Microeconomic Theory III, Spring 2005
(200506)The central topic of this course is the theory of general equilibrium and its applications and extensions. 
14.452 Macroeconomic Theory II, Spring 2005
(200506)The basic machines of macroeconomics. Ramsey, Solow, SamuelsonDiamond, RBCs, ISLM, MundellFleming, FischerTaylor. How they work, what shortcuts they take, and how they can be used. Halfterm subject. From the course ... 
14.382 Econometrics I, Spring 2005
(200506)This course focuses on the specification and estimation of the linear regression model. The course departs from the standard GaussMarkov assumptions to include heteroskedasticity, serial correlation, and errors in variables. ... 
6.972 Game Theory and Mechanism Design, Spring 2005
(200506)This course is offered to graduates and is an introduction to fundamentals of game theory and mechanism design with motivations drawn from various applications including distributed control of wireline and wireless ... 
14.662 Labor Economics II, Spring 2005
(200506)The development and evolution of labor market structures and institutions. Particular focus on competing explanations of recent developments in the distribution of wage and salary income and in key institutions and ... 
17.100J / 14.781J / 15.678J Political Economy I: Theories of the State and the Economy, Fall 2005
(200512)Political Economy I explores the major social science paradigms for analyzing relations among state, economy, and society. Through readings, lectures and discussion of original texts in political liberalism and individualism, ... 
6.436J / 15.085J Fundamentals of Probability, Fall 2005
(200512)This is a course on the fundamentals of probability geared towards first or secondyear graduate students who are interested in a rigorous development of the subject. The course covers most of the topics in MIT course 6.431 ... 
14.121 Microeconomic Theory I, Fall 2005
(200512)This course provides an introduction to microeconomic theory and is the first course in the microeconomic theory series. It is intended for graduate students in the economics program. Some components of the course are ...