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Stephanie Houghton

Senior Lecturer Ph.D., Duke University

Stephanie Houghton

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-8504
  • Office: BRB 2.126
  • Office Hours: Check Canvas; or Email for an Appt.
  • Campus Mail Code: C3100

ECO 304K • Introduction To Microeconomics

34385 • Fall 2014
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm UTC 2.112A
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR OF INDIVIDUAL CONSUMERS, FIRMS, AND WORKERS; SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE ROLE OF MARKETS.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course provides an introduction to the theory of how consumers and business firms behave in the market economy. The topics include demand and supply in a competitive market, optimal consumption choice by the individual household given its budget constraint, the producer's costs and output decisions, the demand for labor and other inputs, and economic outcomes under product demand structures ranging from perfect competition to pure monopoly. For specific instructor syllabi and requirements, contact individual instructor.

ECO 341K • Intro To Econometrics-Honors

34808 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 930am-1100am SZB 296
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INTRODUCES THE STUDENT TO STANDARD REGRESSION PROCEDURES OF PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND HYPOTHESIS TESTING IN ECONOMICS.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K AND 329 WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH.

Econometrics is an application of statistical methods to the estimation of economic relationships. Students are expected to have an understanding of both statistics and economic theory. This course reveals how relationships among economic variables are discerned from data. The primary focus of this course is on estimation methodology. If more information is needed contact instructor.

ECO 351K • Curr Iss In Business Economics

34845 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm SZB 278
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NEWLY EMERGING PROBLEMS IN BUSINESS AND THE APPROACHES USED FOR STRUCTURING, ANALYZING, AND TREATING THEM.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

In this course we will consider how we can use economic principles to analyze actual business problems. We will use a number of business cases to illustrate how classic economic models can be used to understand current business issues, as well as how we can augment simple models to deal with complex business situations. The course is not meant to be a comprehensive cookbook of applications of economics to business problems. The purpose is rather to give students the opportunity to practice making logical economic arguments in the context of examples from the real business world.

ECO 351K • Curr Iss In Business Economics

34851 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm SZB 278
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NEWLY EMERGING PROBLEMS IN BUSINESS AND THE APPROACHES USED FOR STRUCTURING, ANALYZING, AND TREATING THEM.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

In this course we will consider how we can use economic principles to analyze actual business problems. We will use a number of business cases to illustrate how classic economic models can be used to understand current business issues, as well as how we can augment simple models to deal with complex business situations. The course is not meant to be a comprehensive cookbook of applications of economics to business problems. The purpose is rather to give students the opportunity to practice making logical economic arguments in the context of examples from the real business world.

ECO 420K • Microeconomic Theory

34450-34470 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm CLA 0.126
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A SURVEY OF NEOCLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY THEORIES OF THE PRINCIPAL DETERMINANTS OF PRICES AND OF THE ROLE OF PRICES IN ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION. REQUIRED OF STUDENTS MAJORING IN ECONOMICS. STUDENTS MAY NOT ATTEMPT ECONOMICS 420K MORE THAN TWICE.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K AND 304L WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH, AND MATHEMATICS 408C AND 408D, OR MATHEMATICS 408K AND 408L, WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH.

The primary objective of the course is to study contemporary theories of the principal determinants of prices and the role of prices in economic organization. The course will emphasize the fundamental concepts of microeconomics and provide concrete examples of their application. The course will cover the demand and supply theories for competitive markets, some instances of market power, basics of the game theory, choice under uncertainty, and equilibrium in an exchange and production economy.

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