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UNDERGRADUATE ECO ELECTIVES FOR SECOND SEMESTER SY 2018-2019

 
EC 122 INTERNATIONAL TRADE
TTH, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, CTC 203 (Section A)
Mr. Gerald Gracius Y. Pascua
Pre-requisite: EC 102 and EC 111
Course Description: This course introduces international trade theory and policy. Topics include a systematic treatment of traditional comparative advantage theory and new trade theory based on economies of scale. Emphasis is on the importance of the foreign exchange market using the asset approach to exchange rate determination.
 
EC 142 FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
SAT, 9:00 – 12:00 pm, K 204 (Section A)
Mr. Manuel Andres D. Goseco
Pre-requisite: EC 111
Course Description: This course studies corporations as economic institutions for ordering the allocation of resource. Topics include short-term and capital financing, financial expansion and reorganization, emerging money and capital markets in the Philippines, the current programs for correcting dislocations in the financial structure of domestic firms.
 
EC 185.48 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS: MODERN CHINESE ECONOMY
SAT, 9:00 – 12:00 pm, B 209 (Section A)
Dr. Gloria J. Mercado
Pre-requisite: None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the modern Chinese economy focusing on reforms undertaken to move from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy, and how it has increasingly integrated itself into the global economy.
 
EC 185.61 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS: SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
TUE, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, SEC A215A (Section A)
Dr. Germalino M. Bautista
Pre-requisite: EC 102
Course Description: This course is a historical map of economic thought including contemporary social, political, and ecological economics. The early classical works of the Physiocrats, Sismondi, John Stuart Mill, and Karl Marx, and the development of these thoughts are traced to provide fresh insights into modern problems.

EC 185.68 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS: THE ECONOMY OF COMMUNION
TTH, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, BEL 308 (Section A)
Ms. Marilou A. Perez
Pre-requisite: EC 102
Course Description: This elective course with its genesis in Catholic social doctrine and the spirituality of unity offers an economics education that focuses on reciprocity and respect for human dignity, places the human person at the center of business. It considers all possible stakeholders—management, employees, customers, competitors, and the broader community—as candidates for unity. The economic and relational life of businesses are based on Gospel principles freely adopted by entrepreneurs, who also freely commit their profits to three purposes: assistance to those in need, formation of “new men and women” in a culture of giving, and reinvestment in the businesses.

ECON 185.71 INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
WED, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, B 105 (Section A)
Dr. Benjamin E. Radoc Jr.
Pre-requisite: EC 111 & EC 112
Course Description: This course introduces behavioral economics as a field of inquiry that combines psychology and economics. It seeks to present a better understanding of human behavior under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. Selected topics link theory with empirical applications, including business, finance, investment, health, law and public policy.
 

GRADUATE ECO ELECTIVES FOR FIRST SEMESTER SY 2018-2019

 
EC 259 ECONOMICS OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
MON, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, ECO DEPT (Section A)
Dr. Germelino M. Bautista 
Pre-requisite: EC 215
Course Description: This course deals with the interface of the economy and the environment. It commences with a review of the basic/ conventional economic concepts, like price determination, and externalities; and major environmental problems in the country, like deforestation and the health impacts of water and air pollution.
 
 
EC 260 ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC FINANCE 
TUE, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, ECO DEPT (Section A)
Dr. Alvin P. Ang
Pre-requisite: EC 215 and EC 220
Course Description: This course examines the role of government in modern market economies. Topics include theories of the state and rationale for collective decision-making, public expenditure theory of taxation, budget deficits and economic growth, current policy issues in the Philippine Tax System.  
 
EC 385.69 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS: FINANCIAL ECONOMETRICS 
TTH, 9:00 – 11:00 am, SEC-A 204A (Section A)
Fr. Paul McNelis, SJ
Pre-requisite: EC 217
Course Description: This course is the application of econometric methods and economic theory to phenomena encountered in financial markets. It serves to provide empirical support for propositions linking economic and financial variables. Topics include multivariate time series analysis of asset returns, multivariate volatility, nonlinear models and regime switching high frequency data analysis, empirical market microstructure, continuous-time models, and neural networks. More advanced topics may also include machine learning, volatility and connectedness, large-scale vector autoregressions, and financial forecasting, classification and multidimensional reduction.

 
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