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  • What Is Economics? — economics
    first rate empirical and theoretical foundations as well as exposure to important real world challenges Lower division preparatory subjects for the Economics major are courses in introductory economics calculus and statistics The upper division course work entails a relatively light 44 credits The four required courses are in intermediate microeconomics intermediate macroeconomics analysis of economic data and economic history The remaining seven courses can be selected from a wide range of subject areas For the minor in Economics the upper division requires courses in intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics and in three elective courses While very rigorous in its foundations based on theory mathematics and statistics the Economics major and minor are very well grounded in the analysis of the real world of business and economics policy The topics cover traditional areas of economics as well as newer fields such as the Economics of East Asia Psychology and Economics Poverty Energy Economics and Health Economics For further details visit Your Time at UC Davis Permanent faculty of the Department of Economics teach more than 75 percent of the department s undergraduate classes while visiting instructors with a Ph D teach the remaining courses Graduate students act as teaching assistants who lead discussion sections The department s faculty are very engaged in undergraduate teaching Professors Robert Feenstra and Alan Taylor are the coauthors of the leading U S undergraduate text in International Economics Professor Colin Cameron is completing an undergraduate text on Analysis of Economics Data that in draft form has been used as a text at UC Davis for many years Every year the department sponsors its own Thomas Mayer Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching in Economics Recent teaching innovations include a new hybrid course in which some lectures are online and face to face class time is spent developing in depth case studies in small groups The Department of Economics faculty publish their research in the very top peer reviewed journals Additionally state and federal agencies national nonprofit organizations and private sector organizations draw upon the expertise of numerous faculty members We invite you to learn more about the Department of Economics Specialization Tracks As as you are choosing your upper division electives and advanced electives for your major you have the option of specializing in the following tracks International Macro Finance Choose 3 from the following options Economics 110B World Economic History Since the Industrial Revolution Economics 134 Financial Economics Economics 135 Money Banks and Financial Institutions Economics 136 Topics in Macroeconomic Theory Economics 160B International Macroeconomics Economics 171 Economy of East Asia Behavior and Strategy Required Either Economics 121A Industrial Organization or Economics 122 Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior Plus choose 2 from the following options in addition to your required course above Economics 103 Economics of Uncertainty and Information Economics 106 Decision making Economics 121A Industrial Organization Economics 121B Industrial Organization Economics 122 Theory of Games and Strategic Behavior Data Analytics and Economic Analysis Required Economics 140 Econometrics Plus choose 2 from the following options Economics

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  • Your Time at UC Davis — economics
    courses Advanced courses are upper division economics courses which have a prerequisite of 100 or 101 For transfer students It is possible for transfer students entering UC Davis with 84 to 105 quarter units to complete the economics major within two years if all required lower division courses have been completed Multiply semester units by 1 5 to convert them to quarter units Any lower division work listed above not completed at your transfer college should be started the first quarter you are enrolled at UC Davis If you are unsure which courses articulate toward lower division requirements at UC Davis check out the website ASSIST or the Economics Department website or come to the Economics Department Undergraduate Office for help Sample plans for transfer students are available here Transfer Student Sample Plan 1 all lower division courses completed Transfer Student Sample Plan 2 requires lower division calculus First year experience The Department of Economics encourages students to begin their mathematics series foreign language and English requirement as soon as possible For students who are considering graduate study in Economics Math 21A 21B 21C and 22A are strongly recommended Students could begin either Economics 1A or 1B the following quarters Make sure to complete your calculus placement exam before enrolling It is recommended that you pursue general education courses concurrently with lower division prerequisite work for the major To assist you with academic planning here are some sample 4 year plans Sample 4 year plan Sample 4 year plan requiring linguistics Students often have difficulty getting into one or more courses they want during their freshman and sophomore years and should be flexible in making choices We encourage you to review the course catalog for classes outside of the major that may be of interest to you Remember these courses will minimally count toward units needed for graduation Second year experience You will begin pursuing upper division courses for the major at this time As noted on the sample 4 year plan taking ECN 100 and 101 in the same quarter is inadvisable The department discourages students from taking any more than two upper division Economics courses within the same quarter Make sure to track your upper division degree requirements and meet with an academic advisor regarding the design of your major as needed It is also recommended that you request a Degree Check from the College of Letters and Science Dean s Office You can also do a self check to track progress with your general education requirements If you are interested in studying abroad or pursuing internships you may want to start accounting for these opportunities in your academic planning now Third year experience At this time you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you Course recommendations can be made based on professional pathways double majors technical backgrounds or even in preparation for graduate or doctoral studies ECONOMICS COURSES WITH

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  • Potential students — economics
    Home Undergraduate Your Time at UC Davis Info Potential students First year students and incoming transfer students The Economics degree at UC Davis is very flexible Students can tailor their upper division work to their interests and preferences It may be advisable for students to take a slightly reduced course load of about 12 units during the first quarter at UC Davis while adjusting to a new campus the quarter system and other changes Students need to average 15 units per quarter in order to complete all requirements in four years but can easily make up the first quarter deficit later In planning course loads after the first quarter students also should consider outside responsibilities and commitments For first year students The Department of Economics advises students to begin their mathematics series foreign language and English requirement as soon as possible For students who are considering graduate study in Economics Math 21A 21B 21C and 22A are strongly recommended Students could begin either Economics 1A or 1B the following quarters The Economics major consists of lower division preparatory work Economics 1A and 1B Statistics 13 32 or 102 and either the Mathematics 16A and 16B or Mathematics 21A and 21B series Students must complete 44 upper division units of economics work including the Intermediate Micro and Macro Theory courses ECN 100 and 101 Analysis of Economics Data ECN 102 one economics history course ECN 110A 110B 111A or 111B four advanced courses after completing ECN 100 and 101 and three elective ECN courses to equal 44 units of upper division economics 11 upper division economics courses Advanced courses are upper division economics courses which have a prerequisite of 100 or 101 For transfer students It is possible for transfer students entering UC Davis with 84 to 105 quarter units to

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  • First-year experience — economics
    1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Undergraduate Your Time at UC Davis Info First year experience The Department of Economics encourages students to begin their mathematics series foreign language and English requirement as soon as possible For students who are considering graduate study in Economics Math 21A 21B 21C and 22A are strongly recommended Students could begin either Economics 1A or 1B the following quarters Make sure to complete your calculus placement exam before enrolling It is recommended that you pursue general education courses concurrently with lower division prerequisite work for the major To assist you with academic planning here are some sample 4 year plans Sample 4 year plan Sample 4 year plan requiring linguistics Students often have difficulty getting into one or more courses they want during their freshman and sophomore years and should be flexible in making choices We encourage you to review the course catalog for classes outside of the major that may be of interest to you Remember these courses will minimally count toward units needed for graduation Contact Undergraduate Advising Center 2216 Social Sciences and Humanities

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  • Second-year experience — economics
    Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Undergraduate Your Time at UC Davis Info Second year experience You will begin pursuing upper division courses for the major at this time As noted on the sample 4 year plan taking ECN 100 and 101 in the same quarter is inadvisable The department discourages students from taking any more than two upper division Economics courses within the same quarter Make sure to track your upper division degree requirements and meet with an academic advisor regarding the design of your major as needed It is also recommended that you request a Degree Check from the College of Letters and Science Dean s Office You can also do a self check to track progress with your general education requirements If you are interested in studying abroad or pursuing internships you may want to start accounting for these opportunities in your academic planning now Contact Undergraduate Advising Center 2216 Social Sciences and Humanities Building 530 752 9241 ecnugadvisor ucdavis edu Need Advising Schedule your appointment with

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  • Third-year experience — economics
    People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Undergraduate Your Time at UC Davis Info Third year experience At this time you will begin focusing on the overall design of your degree This means you will be focusing on courses that are of specific interest to you Course recommendations can be made based on professional pathways double majors technical backgrounds or even in preparation for graduate or doctoral studies ECONOMICS COURSES WITH DATA ANALYSIS This will expand over time and the following list may not be complete Present courses include 1 ECN145 Economics of Transportation Prerequisite ECN100 MAT16A B or equivalent STA13 does not require ECN102 but is more data oriented and ECN102 is recommended Course description Examination of fundamental problems of planning and financing transportation infrastructure 2 ECN151B Economics of Human Resources Prerequisite ECN151A does not require ECN102 and does not analyze date however this course does require reading many important papers that are essentially regression studies Course description Human capital theory and economics of education theory of wage differentials labor market discrimination income distribution and poverty 3 ECN152 Economics of Education Prerequisite ECN100 ECN102 or any upper division statistics course MAT16A B or equivalent with a C grade or better Course description This course applies theoretical and empirical methods of economics to issues related to education and education policy REGRESSION AND STATISTICS CLASSES An econometrics or regression course will cover the regression model in more detail It will generally involve more derivations of formulae Even after taking Analysis of Economics Data students can benefit from taking an additional course Regression courses on campus are 1 Economics 140 Econometrics This is optimal for Economics majors 2

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  • Last year(s) experience — economics
    Applicants International Applicants Frequently Asked Questions Graduate Program General Questions Qualifications Application fees Deadlines Application submission Applicants from other nations Financial aid Current Students Graduate Handbook 1998 1999 1999 2000 2000 2001 2001 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Undergraduate Your Time at UC Davis Info Last year s experience You are now in progress to complete the remainder of your degree We urge you to meet with an undergraduate academic advisor to ensure that you are completing your major requirements You also should meet with an academic counselor at the College of Letters and Science to complete a final degree check Consult the academic calendar to ensure that you meet all deadlines for petitions which include filing to graduate and registering for commencement ceremonies Remember you may submit only one petition per academic quarter and filing to graduate is considered a petition Most forms can be submitted via the student portal OASIS Contact Undergraduate Advising Center 2216 Social Sciences and Humanities Building 530 752 9241 ecnugadvisor ucdavis edu Need Advising Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today Be sure to select Economics Order a T Shirt Get

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  • Advising — economics
    2013 2014 2014 2015 Beaumont Award Economist Job Openings Office of Graduate Studies Criteria for Departmental Aid Mentoring Guidelines Past Preliminary Exams Preliminary Exams for Macro and Micro Economics Preliminary Exams by Field Newly Admitted Students Welcome Letter from Grad Program Coordinator GSC Welcome Letter Math Camp Calendar Math Camp Syllabus Math Camp Sample Problems Econ 200A Syllabus Graduate Student Placements People All People Faculty Graduate Students Staff Instructors Emeriti On the Job Market Courses Winter 2016 Fall 2015 2015 2016 Tentative Course List Research Affiliated Research Centers Working Papers Subspecialties Within Economics Home Undergraduate Info Advising Staff advisors are available weekdays to assist students individually with academic planning petition review course selection career pathway development and other matters related to the major Advising Center The Economics and History Undergraduate Advising Center is located in 2216 Social Sciences and Humanities Building Phone 530 752 9241 Email ecnugadvisor ucdavis edu Courses For information regarding upcoming course offerings course descriptions prerequisite requirements internship credits and variable units please review the following Frequently Asked Questions We know you have questions We hope you find these answers to inquiries from other applicants helpful Transfer and EAP Reviewed Courses Students may obtain credit for work in economics courses taken at other institutions with which we have transfer agreements They must petition with course syllabi for credits they want to transfer from institutions with which we do not have an agreement The Economics Department through the Undergraduate Studies Committee reserves the right to determine which transfer credit courses will be accepted in satisfaction of the major requirements Petitions are available in the Economics Department s Undergraduate Office 2216 SSH Preparation for Graduate School Several essential steps are involved in preparation to apply to graduate school Student Outcomes The expectation is that successful students will demonstrate knowledge

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