3000

ECON-3301 Econometrics II

Econometrics II is based on the previous econometric course, Econometrics I, and it is designed to approach additional topics used in economic applied research. The course is divided into three sections: crossed section, time series and panel data. The topics included in the course are listed as follows: Crossed section: Proxy variables, instrumental variables, simultaneous equation, dependent qualitative and limited values. Time series: stationarity, Box-Jenkins methodology. Data panels: cross-sectional time cuts, difference in differences, fixed and random and effects. The operational part lying at the heart of the course is based upon the most commonly used econometric programs such as STATA and EVIEWS.

Credits

4

Distribution

-

Instructor

Hernandez Castillo Carlos

ECON-3301C ECON 3301C

Credits

0

ECON-3350 Math Placement (Program of Economics for Graduates)

The students of the Program of Economics for Undergraduates will have their first contact with the quantitative methods in economic sciences. They will be introduced to fundamental concepts of precalculus and calculus (Equations, limits, exponential functions, derivates, integrals, matrixes, linear equation systems, two-variable optimization problems, restricted optimization, among others).

Credits

5

Instructor

Alape Ospina Carlos

ECON-3401 International Trade

The course presents the fundamentals of the classical and neoclassical international trade theories, as well as the groundings of the so-called new international trade theories. The course deals with the predictive capacity of such theories and their political implications, and the context of trade policies recently applied in Colombian and the world.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3402 Theory of Monetary Policy

The monetary economics is concerned with the relation among actual variables, such as gross domestic product, employment and unemployment, actual interest rate, current account and actual exchange rate, and nominal variables as inflation, nominal interest rates, exchange rate and money supply. This course is targeted to familiarize the student with the theoretical discussion and challenges of economic policy associated with monetary economics.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3403 Theory of Tax Policy

This course is intended to introduce students to the arguments around the State´s active role in market economy and the tools needed for its analysis. In this regard, the class will study models about the multiple ways of State-market interaction and the social decision-making mechanisms. Finally, the student is expected to gain an insight into the Colombian public sector organization and its decision-making mechanisms and today´s main problems.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3404

ECON-3501 Colombia´s Economic History

This course emphasizes on the Colombian economic history by using the instrumental of economic theory. The program will use quantitative information to describe historical facts. The course is focused mainly in the pre-Columbian history, the colonial period, the 19th century and the main processes of the 20th century.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3502 History of Economic Analysis

Today´s economic analysis (neoclassical theory) takes the neo-Walrasian model of General Market Equilibrium as analytical reference. The course seeks to explain clearly that the history of economic analysis is linked to debates and disagreements about the great questions of society and economics. Therefore, emphasis is given to identifying the approaches and differences that have shocked the development of the most scientifically pretentious theory. Lastly, the course is targeted to demonstrate that the history of economic analysis is not an erudite speech on dead theories but rather a part of the conditions for economic science progress.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

Instructor

Matallana Hernando

- ECON-3503

ECON-3504 ECON-3504

Distribution

-

ECON-3505 ECON-3505

Distribution

-

ECON-3602 Graduation Memoirs

This seminar is targeted to build a venue to monitor the individual research process of each student. The student will prepare the memoirs of graduation during the course of an academic semester. In the previous semester, the students shall define their question for the Graduation Memoirs, find a counselor and submit the proposal for approval by the School Council.

Credits

4

Distribution

-

Instructor

Peña Parga Ximena

ECON-3605 Economic Development

How to explain that nowadays Venezuela has a per capita income (in purchasing power parity) lower than the PCI of 40 years ago, while in the same period Colombia has doubled it and Ireland increased it by 4? Conventional explanations resorted to macroeconomics in order to find answers. Nevertheless, answers might be found in microeconomics. This course analyzes the microeconomic mechanisms that hinder development. It goes beyond the scope of traditional answers in terms of human capital and institutions. Part of the course is focused on the analysis of asset markets and the factors and policies that hamper or encourage competition. The role of international trade, international agreements and the relation between globalization and development are also analyzed.

Credits

3

- ECON-3608

ECON-3609 Seminar on the Economic Situation

The course seeks to introduce the student to the analysis of the economic situation by using elements of the economic theory, history and finance. Therefore, the classes lectured by the professor assigned to this Seminar will be complemented with lectures by invited speakers, who will present on-going research works relevant to the situation faced. Students shall read the recommended literature in order to be prepared for the conferences. Moreover, students shall present an original research work in the last sessions of the Seminar.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3610

- ECON-3611

- ECON-3612

ECON-3613 ECON-3613

Distribution

-

- ECON-3614

- ECON-3615

ECON-3620 Social Economics

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the theoretical discussion about social economics, and to the critical valuation of its application in the design and execution of public policies and programs in Colombia. Thereby, the course will approach social development concepts, human development, equity, public affairs, collective action, social capital and institutions. It is also intended to develop the ability to appraise the reality of Colombian development programs.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3622

- ECON-3625

ECON-3626 ECON-3626

Distribution

-

ECON-3635 Financial Theory for Economists

This course is targeted to categorize the main existing financial instruments, their valuation and involved markets and analyze the way these instruments are used to create portfolios and diversify risks. It presents an introduction to the regulations concerning financial assets valuation in Colombia. The student will analyze and discuss about different types of financial instruments and their trading markets, risk management in light of the instruments and markets surveyed to make investment decisions or set out optimal short and long-term hedges, and the main issues related to financial regulations in Colombia.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3637

- ECON-3638

- ECON-3644

- ECON-3647

- ECON-3649

- ECON-3657

- ECON-3658

- ECON-3662

ECON-3665 Seminar on Financial Regulation

The professor will begin this course by delivering presentations about financial regulation issues (theoretical fundamentals and instruments), regulation and financial crisis and financial crisis in Colombia. In addition, students prepare, with the professor´s guidance, a research work where the financial regulation problems are identified and assessed. Student will also have to make group presentations about specific topics related to financial regulation in Colombia, by construing literature and relevant models, international experiences and Colombia´s recent experience, as well as regulation options.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3672 Industrial Organization

This course is targeted to introduce students to the fundamentals of the industrial organization theory, exploring its predictive capacity and its implications for economic policy and contextualizing the industrial policies enforced in Colombia and the world over the last years.

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3673

- ECON-3676

- ECON-3678

- ECON-3690

- ECON-3697

ECON-3704 Derivados Financieros

Credits

3

Distribution

-

Instructor

Rendon Gamboa Jairo Andres

ECON-3707 ECON-3707

Distribution

-

ECON-3708 ECON-3708

Distribution

-

- ECON-3709

- ECON-3710

ECON-3711 Economía Laboral

Credits

3

Distribution

-

Instructor

Mendieta Lopez Juan

- ECON-3714

- ECON-3718

- ECON-3722

- ECON-3723

ECON-3724 ECON 3724

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3727 ECON 3727

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3728

ECON-3729 ECON 3729

Credits

3

ECON-3730 ECON 3730

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3731

ECON-3732 ECON 3732

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3733

- ECON-3734

- ECON-3736

ECON-3737 ECON-3737

Distribution

-

ECON-3739 ECON 3739

Credits

3

ECON-3740 ECON-3740

Distribution

-

ECON-3741 ECON 3741

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3742

ECON-3743 ECON 3743

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3744

- ECON-3745

- ECON-3746

ECON-3747 ECON-3747

Distribution

-

- ECON-3748

- ECON-3749

ECON-3750 ECON-3750

Distribution

-

- ECON-3751

- ECON-3752

ECON-3753 Seminar of Development Economics

Credits

3

Distribution

-

- ECON-3754

ECON-3755 Crisis Financoeras: Temas de Teoría y Política Económica

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3756 ECON-3756

Distribution

-

ECON-3757 Recursos Naturales y Desarrollo

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3758 Seminario Problemas Abiertos en la Teoria de la Banca

Credits

3

Distribution

-

ECON-3759 ECON-3759

Distribution

-

ECON-3760 ECON-3760

Distribution

-

ECON-3991 Professional Practice 6 Credits

The Practice is aimed at undergraduate students and might be carried out in any type of company or private or public institution at local, regional, national, and international levels, previously registered in the Centro de Trajectories Professional (CTP). The purpose of the practice is preparatory, it is conceived as a complement to the students´ academic learning, and thereby, it is recognized with academic credits. The 6-credit practice corresponds to a full-time practice, no other simultaneous courses are allowed.

Credits

6

Distribution

-

ECON-3992 Professional Practice 3 Credits

The Practice is aimed at undergraduate students and might be carried out in any type of company or private or public institution at local, regional, national, and international levels, previously registered in the Centro de Trajectories Professional (CTP). The purpose of the practice is preparatory, it is conceived as a complement to the students´ academic learning, and thereby, it is recognized with academic credits. The 3-credit practice corresponds to a part-time practice, other subjects could be enrolled during the regular semester or inter-semestral period.

Credits

3

Distribution

-