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.)

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    Instructor: Julie Gonzalez


  • 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.)

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    Instructor: Fernando Chertman


  • Economics of Accounting I (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. 

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    Instructor: Kevin Jones

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  • Economics of Accounting II (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. 

    If you need the series, after enrolling in 10A, contact summer@ucsc.edu for an add code to enroll in 10B. ECON 10A and 10B satisfy the Accounting 1A-B requirement at UC Berkeley.

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    Instructor: Kevin Jones

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  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • 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): courses 1; 2; and 11B or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11B or Mathematics 22 or 23A.

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    Instructor: Gerald McIntyre


  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • ECON 100A-02

    Session 2

    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.

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    Instructor: Gerald McIntyre


  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • 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): courses 1; 2; and 11B or Applied Mathematics and Statistics 11B or Mathematics 22 or 23A. 

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    Instructor: Aaron Meininger


  • Managerial Economics

  • ECON 101

    Session 1

    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.

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    Instructor: Julie Gonzalez


  • Introduction to Econometrics

  • 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. 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.)

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    Instructor: Alan Ledesma


  • Introduction to Econometrics

  • 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. 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.)

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    Instructor: Dan Oliver


  • Economic History Of The U.S

  • ECON 125

    Session 2

    Visiting students - contact instructor regarding prerequisite and restriction exceptions.

    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. 

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    Instructor: Aaron Meininger


  • Security Markets and Financial Institutions (online)

  • ECON 133

    Session 2

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

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    Instructor: Kai Pommerenke


  • Business Strategy

  • ECON 136

    Session 1

    Visiting students - contact instructor regarding prerequisite and restriction exceptions.

    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.

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    Instructor: Robert Baden


  • Marketing

  • ECON 161A

    Session 2

    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): course 100A or 100M.

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    Instructor: Steve Owen


  • 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. 

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    Instructor: Yuan (Emily) Tang


  • 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. 

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    Instructor: David Bryan