Why Study Economics at IU Southeast?

Some students are attracted to economics through public policy or a desire to understand how the world works. Students who are unsure of a concentration or major will benefit from this program, since their future options are more flexible with an Economics degree. Many graduates use Economics as a stepping stone in preparation for graduate school in Law, Business, and Public Administration, since that it develops one’s ability to think analytically.

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Economics is a social science that develops models for organizing facts and thinking effectively and critically, preparing students to be interested, alert, and competent observers of current events. A degree in economics empowers a student to make well-reasoned decisions about personal matters, business problems, and public policy.

Previous equivalent coursework can fulfill some of the course requirements listed below. To earn the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Economics,

  1. five of the courses listed below must be successfully completed (C- or better) and
  2. at least four of the courses listed below must be successfully completed (C- or better) at IU Southeast after undergraduate degree completion.

Coursework to prepare for Certificate in Economics

  • ECON-E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory P: E200
  • ECON-E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory P: E200
  • ECON-E 323 Urban Economics P: E200
  • ECON-E 333 International Economics P: E200
  • ECON-E 338 Business and Economic Applications of Geographical Information Systems P: E200, E280
  • ECON-E 340 Labor Economics P: E200
  • ECON-E 350 Money and Banking P: E200
  • ECON-E 470 Econometrics P: ECON-E 200, ECON-E 281

Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs

ECON–E 321 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 cr.)
Consumer and producer theory; pricing under conditions of competition and monopoly; allocation and pricing of resources; partial and general equilibrium theory and welfare economics.

ECON–E 322 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 cr.)
Theory of income, employment, and the price level. Study of counter-cyclical and other public policy measures. National income accounting.

ECON–E 323 Urban Economics (3 cr.)
Introduction to basic concepts and techniques of urban economic analysis to facilitate understanding of urban problems; urban growth and structure, poverty, housing, transportation, and public provision of urban services.

ECON–E 333 International Economics (3 cr.)
Forces determining international trade, finance, and commercial policy under changing world conditions; theory of international trade, monetary standards, tariff policy, trade controls.

ECON–E 338 Business & Economic Applications of Geographical Information Systems (3 cr.)
The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become a standard feature amongst government and corporate agencies either for resource management or planning. In the corporate world, GIS is heavily used in locating businesses or retail outlets, food industries, transportation networks, etc. In this course students will be exposed to various applications of GIS with a primary focus on business and economic issues. This couses does not cover GIS programming and development of application programs.

ECON–E 340 Introduction to Labor Economics (3 cr.)
Economic analysis of labor markets, including market structure and labor market policies. Topics include minimum wage, mandated benefits, labor unions, discrimination, welfare policy.

ECON–E 350 Money and Banking (3 cr.)
Monetary and banking system of the United States; problems of money and prices, of proper organization and functioning of commercial banking and Federal Reserve systems, of monetary standards, and of credit control; recent monetary and banking trends.

ECON–E 470 Econometric Theory and Practice (3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to teach students to model and estimate economic problems effectively. Classical regression analysis and its most important exceptions (special cases) will be addressed. Understanding the intuition behind modeling the system and the subsequent results will also be heavily emphasized.



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Janardhanan A. (Johnny) Alse
Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Economic Education
Phone: (812) 941-2520
Office Location: HH 219 B
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Kathleen G. Arano
Assistant Professor of Economics
Phone: (812) 941-2536
Office Location: HH 028
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David Baird
Lecturer in Economics
Phone: (812) 941-2054
Office Location: HH 002
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Jon Bingham
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Phone: (812) 941-2095
Office Location: HH 119
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D. Eric Schansberg
Professor of Economics
Coordinator of Economics, Finance, and Statistics
Phone: (812) 941-2527
Office Location: HH 018
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Arun K. Srinivasan
Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: (812) 941-2067
Office Location: HH 216 M
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