



Economic Statistics. Introduction to the statistical
tools used by economists. Topics include probability theory, statistical
estimation, hypothesis testing,
and simple regression analysis. Lecture, discussion, problem sets, and computer
applications. 


Economic Modeling. Introduction to the use of formal models to analyze economic
behavior. Examples from many areas of economics will be used to develop
the ability to construct and analyze economic models. 


Security Valuation and Portfolio Theory. The selection and valuation of
financial assets, particularly corporate stocks. Financial markets and the
economy, efficientmarkets hypotheses, securityvaluation models, decision
making under uncertainty, portfolio selection, and capitalasset pricing. 



Financial Decisionmaking. A computerbased simulation of the management
of financial supermarkets. The class is divided into teams that analyze
financial data and make weekly portfolio decisions. 



Original Research. The students in this seminar will collaborate with me in writing original research papers that will be submitted to peerreviewed academic journals. 



