2020 Economics Summer Courses


    Introductory Microeconomics: Resource Allocation and Market Structure (5 credits)

  • 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.)

    Proposed Instructor - Jay Chen


  • Introductory Macroeconomics: Aggregate Economic Activity (5 credits)

  • 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.)

    Proposed Instructor - Dongwan Choo


  • Economics of Accounting I (online) (5 credits)

  • 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. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.
    Proposed Instructor - Kevin Jones

  • Economics of Accounting II (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 10B

    Session 2

    Online only course.

    Managerial accounting emphasizing analysis and control; accounting for corporations; introduction to taxation, budgeting, and equity/debt financing; management decision making. Courses 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley. Prerequisite(s): course 10A. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    If you need the series, after enrolling in 10A, contact summer@ucsc.edu for an add code to enroll in 10B.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    ECON 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley.

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor - Kevin Jones


  • Intermediate Microeconomics (5 credits)

  • ECON 100A-01

    Session 1

    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): ECON 1 and ECON 2; and ECON 11B or AM 11B or MATH 22 or MATH 23A.

    Visiting students, contact the instructor, Subhra Saha susaha@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material.

    Proposed Instructor - Subhra Saha


  • Intermediate Microeconomics (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 100A-02

    Session 2

    Online only course. 

    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.

    Proposed Instructor - Kristian Lopez Vargas


  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (5 credits)

  • ECON 100B

    Session 2

    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): ECON 1 and ECON 2; and ECON 11B or AM 11B or MATH 22 or MATH 23A.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Gerald McIntyre


  • Managerial Economics (5 credits)

  • ECON 101

    Session 2

    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): ECON 100A or ECON 100M; and ECON 113.

    Proposed Instructor - Julie Gonzalez


  • Introduction to Econometrics (5 credits)

  • ECON 113-01

    Session 1

    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. (General Education Code(s): SR.) 

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1 and ECON 2STAT 5 or 7; and one of the following: ECON 11B, AM 11BMATH 22, or MATH 23AECON 100A or ECON 100B strongly recommended as preparation.

    Proposed Instructor - Prateek Arora


  • Introduction to Econometrics (5 credits)

  • ECON 113-02

    Session 2

    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. (General Education Code(s): SR.) 

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 1 and ECON 2STAT 5 or 7; and one of the following: ECON 11B, AM 11BMATH 22, or MATH 23AECON 100A or ECON 100B strongly recommended as preparation.

    Proposed Instructor - Aaron Meininger


  • Economic History of the U.S (5 credits)

  • ECON 125

    Session 1

    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): ECON 1 and ECON 2. Related coursework in history also helpful. Enrollment is restricted to juniors and seniors.

    Visiting students, contact the instructor, Aaron Meininger at ameining@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material.

    Proposed Instructor - Aaron Meininger


  • Security Markets and Financial Institutions (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 133

    Session 1

    Online only class. 

    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): ECON 100A or ECON 100M, and ECON 113.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Kai Pommerenke


  • Business Strategy (5 credits)

  • ECON 136

    Session 1

    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): ECON 10A; and ECON 100A or ECON 100M.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Gerald McIntyre


  • Marketing (online) (5 credits)

  • ECON 161A

    Session 2

    Online only class.

    The evolution of markets and marketing; market structure; marketing cost and efficiency; public and private regulation; the development of marketing programs including decisions involving products, price, promotional distribution. (Formerly course 161.)

    Prerequisite(s): ECON 100A 

    Visiting students, contact the instructor, Steve Owen at stowen@ucsc.edu to petition for enrollment. Include proof of prerequisite material.

    Proposed Instructor - Steve Owen


  • Economic Rhetoric: Using Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence in Arguing Policy (5 credits)

  • 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: ECON 100A,ECON 100MECON 100BECON 100N, or ECON 113. Restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior economics, business-management economics, global economics and combined economics/math majors.

    Proposed Instructor - David Bryan


  • Economic Rhetoric: Using Economic Theory and Empirical Evidence in Arguing Policy (5 credits)

  • 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: ECON 100A,ECON 100MECON 100BECON 100N, or ECON 113. Restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior economics, business-management economics, global economics and combined economics/math majors.

    Proposed Instructor - Julie Gonzalez