This class will cover cutting edge topics and econometric methods in the development economics literature, examining new methods around IVs, popular machine learning techniques, and non-classical measurement error. Prereq: 7140, Econ 8714, and 8732; or permission of instructor.
Agricultural, Environmental, and Dev Economics
This course is designed to introduce you to advanced applied econometric techniques essential for PhD level applied research. We will focus on the applied econometrics, reading, writing and problem-solving skills necessary for you to begin to do your own research. Prereq: 7140, Econ 8714, and 8732; or permission of instructor.
The purpose of this course is to examine how and why diversity affects interpersonal and intergroup interactions in organizations, to develop an understanding of what diversity means, and to explore contemporary organizational strategies for managing workplace diversity while working to better understand what we as individuals bring to the dynamic. GE diversity soc div in the US course.
Study of the actors, intrinsic issues and support systems that are essential to make agribusiness, commodity and food supply chains effective. Prereq: 2001 or Econ 2001.
Solutions to problems in agribusiness and applied economics. Prereq: 2001 or Econ 2001, and Math 1130.
This course analyzes self-employment patterns in the food, agricultural, and resource sectors and considers the role of entrepreneurship in forming and reshaping business and social enterprises in these sectors. Prereq: 2001 or Econ 2001.
An introduction to project management concepts and techniques focusing on how to initiate, plan, manage, control, and close projects related to sustainability and applied economics.
Basic understanding of the global trends within agribusiness and applied economics, the diversity of career opportunities within the industry, planning for a career and opportunities for professional development.
An introductory survey course of issues shaping economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China, such as: population growth, agricultural development, industrialization, trade, structural adjustment, and environmental issues. Prereq: 2001 (200), or 2001H (200H), or Econ 2001 (200), or 2001H (200H). Not open for students with credit for 4536 (536), or 4538 (538), or 4539 (539), or IntStds 4536, (536), or 4538 (538), or 4539 (539). Cross-listed in IntStds.
Calculus-based benefit-cost analysis theory and methods and their application to projects pertaining to public infrastructure, agriculture, the environment, natural resources, and human health. Prereq: Math 1131 (131) or 1151 (151).