Agricultural, Environmental, and Dev Economics

Econometrics in Development

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.

Advanced Applied Econometrics

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.

Diversity in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities

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.

Comparative Challenges to Economic Development: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China

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.

Benefit-Cost Analysis

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).

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