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Stephen J. Trejo

Professor Ph.D., University of Chicago

Professor and Associate Department Chair
Stephen J. Trejo

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-8512
  • Office: BRB 2.132
  • Office Hours: MW 10:00 - 11:00am
  • Campus Mail Code: C3100

Biography

Dr. Trejo's primary research focus is in the field of labor economics. He has examined the response of labor market participants to the incentives created by market opportunities, government policies, and the institutional environment. Specific research topics he has studied include: the economic effects of overtime pay regulation; the impact of labor unions on compensation, employment, and work schedules; immigrant labor market experiences and welfare recipiency; and the relative economic status and intergenerational progress of Mexican Americans.

NIH Biosketch

ECO 420K • Microeconomic Theory

34420 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 200pm-330pm UTC 3.124
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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.

ECO 324 • Intro To Labor Economics

34765 • Spring 2014
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm UTC 4.112
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STUDY OF LABOR IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES, WITH EMPHASIS ON PRINCIPLES, INSTITUTIONS, AND POLICIES FOR UNDERSTANDING LABOR AND PERSONNEL PROBLEMS.

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

 

ECO 341K • Introduction To Econometrics

34580 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 200pm-330pm UTC 3.122
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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 324 • Intro To Labor Economics

34340 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm CLA 1.104
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STUDY OF LABOR IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES, WITH EMPHASIS ON PRINCIPLES, INSTITUTIONS, AND POLICIES FOR UNDERSTANDING LABOR AND PERSONNEL PROBLEMS.

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

 

ECO 341K • Introduction To Econometrics

34280 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 200pm-330pm UTC 3.122
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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 324 • Intro To Labor Economics

34255 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm WAG 214
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STUDY OF LABOR IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES, WITH EMPHASIS ON PRINCIPLES, INSTITUTIONS, AND POLICIES FOR UNDERSTANDING LABOR AND PERSONNEL PROBLEMS.

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

 

ECO 341K • Introduction To Econometrics

34185 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 200pm-330pm UTC 3.124
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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 304K • Introduction To Microeconomics

34340 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 930am-1100am ART 1.102
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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 304K • Introduction To Microeconomics

33510 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 930-1100 CPE 2.208
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Economics 304K

Introduction to Microeconomics

Spring 2010

Professor:  Steve Trejo

Office:  BRB 2.132

Office Hours:  MW 9:00-10:00 a.m.

E-mail:  trejo@austin.utexas.edu

 

Text:  Experiments with Economic Principles: Microeconomics, second edition, by Theodore Bergstrom and John Miller

Chapters/Experiments Covered:  1-8, 11, and 12

 

Class Web Page:  http://www.eco.utexas.edu/~trejo/e304k/main.html

Students should check this web page regularly for information about the class.

 

Course Description:  This course is unique in that microeconomic principles are taught primarily through participation and analysis of classroom “experiments”.  In the class meeting(s) following each experiment, we will discuss the results and indicate how economic theory helps us to understand these results.  We will also introduce economic ideas and applications related to those highlighted in the experiments.

 

Course Requirements:  Your grade for the course will be based on the following components (with the weight of each component indicated in parentheses).

1.  Attendance at Experiments (10%):  A perfect attendance score requires that you miss no more than one experiment.

2.  Lab Reports (10%):  A perfect score for the lab reports requires that you miss no more than one report.

3.  Midterms (40%):  Two midterm exams will be given, with each counting for 20% of your grade.  The midterms will be given in class on Tuesday, March 2 and Thursday, April 15.

4.  Final Exam (40%):  The final exam will cover material from throughout the course, and it is scheduled for Thursday, May 13 from 9:00 a.m.-Noon.

 

Things to Note About the Exams:

1.  You must bring a #2 soft lead pencil to each of the exams.

2.  You may bring a simple calculator to the exams, but not one that is able to store and display text.

3.  No make-up exams will be given.

ECO 324 • Intro To Labor Economics

33620 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm NOA 1.126
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Economics 324

Introduction to Labor Economics

Spring 2010

 

Professor:  Steve Trejo

Office:  BRB 2.132

Office Hours:  MW 9:00-10:00 a.m.

E-mail:  trejo@austin.utexas.edu

 

Textbook:  Labor Economics, fifth edition, by George J. Borjas.

 

Course Outline:

I.          Introduction, Chapter 1 (including Appendix)

II.        Labor Supply, Chapter 2 (Weeks 1-4)

III.       Labor Demand, Chapter 3 (Weeks 5-6)

IV.       Labor Market Equilibrium, Chapter 4 (Week 7)

V.        Compensating Wage Differentials, Chapter 5 (Week 8)

VI.       Human Capital, Chapter 6 (Weeks 9-10)

VII.     Labor Mobility, Chapter 8 (Weeks 11-12)

VIII.    Labor Market Discrimination, Chapter 9 (Week 13)

IX.       Labor Unions, Chapter 10 (Week 14)

X.        Incentive Pay, Chapter 11 (Week 15)

 

Course Requirements:  Your grade for the course will be determined by your performance on the two midterm exams and the final exam.  The final exam counts for half of your grade and the midterm exams count for the other half of your grade.  No make-up exams will be given.  The exams will be held on the following dates.

 

First Midterm Exam:  In class on Tuesday, March 2.

 

Second Midterm Exam:  In class on Thursday, April 15.

 

Final Exam:  Saturday, May 15, 9:00 a.m.-Noon.

 

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