Economics Summer Courses


    Introductory Microeconomics: Resource Allocation and Market Structure

  • ECON 1

    Session 1

    For all interested students as well as prospective economics majors. Examines how markets allocate resources in different kinds of economies. Topics include competitive markets, monopoly, financial markets, income distribution, market failures, the environment, and the role of government. (General Education Code(s): PE-H, IS.)


  • Introductory Macroeconomics: Aggregate Economic Activity

  • ECON 2

    Session 2

    For all interested students and prospective economics majors. Examines how the overall level of national economic activity is determined, including output, employment, and inflation. Explores the roles of monetary and fiscal policies in stabilizing the economy and promoting growth, with a focus on contemporary policy debates. (General Education Code(s): PE-H, IS.)


  • Economics of Accounting (online)

  • ECON 10A

    Session 1

    Online only course.

    Introduction to accounting principles and practice; preparation and analysis of financial statements; study of internal control procedures. Courses 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley. 


  • Economics of Accounting (online)

  • ECON 10B

    Session 2

    Online only course.

    Introduction to accounting principles and practice; preparation and analysis of financial statements; study of internal control procedures. Courses 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley. 


  • Mathematical Methods for Economists II

  • ECON 11B

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Mathematical tools and reasoning, with applications to economics. Topics are drawn from multivariable differential calculus and single variable integral calculus, and include partial derivatives, linear and quadratic approximation, optimization with and without constraints, Lagrange multipliers, definite and indefinite integrals, and elementary differential equations. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and Mathematics 11B or 19B or Applied Math and Statistics 15B. (Also offered as Applied Math and Statistics 11B. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): course 11A, or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11A, or Mathematics 11A, or Mathematics 19A. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.) 


  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • ECON 100A

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Covers major theoretical issues arising in the study of resource allocation, the function of markets, consumer behavior, and the determination of price, output, and profits in competitive, monopolistic, and oligopolistic market structures. Also considers issues of welfare and public policy. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 100M. Prerequisite(s): courses 1; 2; and 11B or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11B or Mathematics 22 or 23A.


  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • ECON 100B

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Covers major theoretical issues arising in the study of income, employment, interest rates, and the price level. Examines the role of monetary and fiscal policy in economic stabilization. Also considers these issues as they relate to the global economy. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 100N. Prerequisite(s): courses 1; 2; and 11B or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11B or Mathematics 22 or 23A. 


  • Managerial Economics

  • ECON 101

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Analysis of the theory and practice of decision making in business firms, applying the concepts and techniques of microeconomics. Topics may include pricing schemes, non-price competition, internal organization of firms, incentive contracts, asymmetric information, and game theory. Case studies are used to illustrate some topics. Prerequisite(s): courses 100A or 100M, and 113.


  • Introduction to Econometrics

  • ECON 113

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    Practical methods for organizing and analyzing economic data, testing economic hypotheses, and measuring economic relationships. Regression analysis is the main empirical method, and basic statistical and probability theory is included. Students gain hands-on computer experience with an econometric software package. Students cannot receive credit for this course and Applied Mathematics and Statistics 113. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 2; Applied Mathematics and Statistics 5 or 7; and one of the following: course 11B, Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11B, Mathematics 22, or Mathematics 23A. Courses 100A or 100B strongly recommended as preparation. (General Education Code(s): SR, Q.)


  • Economic Development

  • ECON 120

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    A comparative approach to the study of the economic development of low-income countries. Various obstacles to growth are identified, and different types of solutions are analyzed. Prerequisite(s): courses 1, 2, and 113. (General Education Code(s): E.) 


  • Economic History of the U.S.

  • ECON 125

    Session 1

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    The development of the American economy from colonial times to the present, with emphasis on the interaction between institutional structure and economic development. Topics include the economics of slavery, the rise of big business, and the causes of the Great Depression. Prerequisite(s): courses 1 and 2. Related coursework in history also helpful. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.


  • Security Markets and Financial Institutions

  • ECON 133

    Session 1 (online)

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An examination of all major financial markets: equities, bonds, options, forwards, and futures. Uses modern financial theory, including asset pricing models such as CAPM and APT. Prerequisite(s): courses 100A or 100M, and 113.


  • Corporate Finance

  • ECON 135

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    An analysis of financial policies of business enterprises. Topics include cash flow analysis, stock and bond valuation, asset pricing models, capital budgeting, financial market institutions, and financial planning. Prerequisite(s): courses 10A, 100A or 100M, and 113.


  • Business Strategy

  • ECON 136

    Session 2

    Prerequisites lifted in summer for visiting students.

    The strategic management process, techniques for analyzing single-business and diversified companies, implementing strategy, organization, business planning, financial strategy, competitive analysis, entrepreneurial skills. Prerequisite(s): courses 10A and either 100A or 100M.


  • Economic Rhetoric: Using Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence in Arguing Policy

  • ECON 197-01

    Session 1

    Economics students are expected to learn to effectively communicate economic theory and evidence relating to economic policy to audiences that do not have economics degrees. The skills to be learned are both written and oral communication. Students learn to present convincing policy arguments in position papers, executive summaries, and in oral presentation that may include charts and other means of communication. Prerequisite(s):Entry Level Writing & Composition requirement; one of the following courses: 100A,100M,100B,100N, or 113. 


  • Economic Rhetoric: Using Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence in Arguing Policy

  • ECON 197-02

    Session 2

    Economics students are expected to learn to effectively communicate economic theory and evidence relating to economic policy to audiences that do not have economics degrees. The skills to be learned are both written and oral communication. Students learn to present convincing policy arguments in position papers, executive summaries, and in oral presentation that may include charts and other means of communication. Prerequisite(s):Entry Level Writing & Composition requirement; one of the following courses: 100A,100M,100B,100N, or 113.