The following courses usually are offered by faculty members in the Institute of Applied Economics. Additional courses in other departments and colleges may be included in a student's degree plan upon recommendation of the adviser and consent of the dean of the School of Graduate Studies.
4080. Principles of Economic and Community Development. 3 hours. Presents a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on the local and regional economic development process. Topics include economic base analysis, industrial targeting and recruitment, tax incentives and economic impact analysis.
4090. The Political Economy of Texas. 3 hours. Interdisciplinary survey of the demographic, political and economic forces influencing Texas' emergence as a modern industrial state. Topics include Texas' fiscal and regulatory environments, human capital needs and relationship with the federal government.
4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. (0;0;3) Special problems and research in economic development or regional/sectoral analysis. Registration permitted only upon approval of instructor.
4920. Cooperative Education in Economic Development or Regional/Sectoral Analysis. 1-3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student's major, professional field of study or career objective. Prerequisite(s): at least
6 hours credit in economic development or regional/sectoral analysis courses; student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of institute director. May be repeated for credit.
5010. Interdisciplinary Seminar. Variable credit.
5050. Seminar in Contemporary Applied Economic Problems. 3 hours. Analysis and discussion of significant contemporary issues in economics and public policy. May be repeated for credit.
5870. Research Methods. 3 hours. Research methodology for business and the social sciences. Topics include research design; techniques of exploratory data analysis; measures of association; a survey of multivariate factor, discriminant and clustering procedures; and an introduction to linear regression analysis. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of college statistics or consent of instructor. Offered fall semester only. (Same as ECON 5630.)
5880. Multivariate Regression Analysis. 3 hours. Application of multivariate regression analysis to issues in business and the social sciences. Topics include estimation and analysis of linear models under ideal and non-ideal conditions, instrumental variables estimation and estimation of models with limited dependent variables. Emphasis is placed upon the application of computer technology to practical problems in forecasting and policy analysis. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of college statistics or consent of instructor. (Same as ECON 5640.)
5900-5910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Open to advanced students capable of doing independent research in economic education, and labor and industrial relations under the direction of the instructor.
5920-5930. Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis. 6 hours each. Research methods emphasizing the philosophy of science, basic statistical methods and basic research design; preparation of a number of research proposals reflecting alternative research designs and alternative statistical methodologies, and a minithesis with emphasis on empirical studies. Required of all Master of Science candidates.
5950. Master's Thesis. 3 or 6 hours. To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate dean. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun. May be repeated for credit.
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