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Bhatia, Alpna

Senior Instructor


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  • Online Education Economics, Course development, Economics


courses taught

  • ECON 1010 - Economics in Action
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022
    Applies foundational concepts from microeconomics and microeconomics to current events to exemplify economic decision-making. Topics vary each term, and may include trade, environment, discrimination, government policy, technology, money, education, entrepreneurship, health, employment, immigration, inequality, or development. Credit given in this course is not included in the calculation of an economics major GPA.
  • ECON 1088 - Mathematical Tools for Economists 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Continuation of ECON 1078. Teaches mathematical skills for use in economics. Topics include derivatives, optimization and integration. These skills are used on "real world" problems and illustrated with computer assignments. For more information about the math placement referred to in the "Enrollment Requirements", contact your academic advisor. Degree credit not granted for this course and APPM 1345 or APPM 1350 or MATH 1081 or MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1330.
  • ECON 2010 - Principles of Microeconomics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Examines basic concepts of microeconomics or the behavior and the interactions of individuals, firms and government. Topics include determining economic problems, how consumers and businesses make decisions, how markets work, and how they fail and how government actions affect markets.
  • ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
  • ECON 3080 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Introduces theories of aggregate economic activity including the determination of income, employment, and prices; economic growth; and fluctuations. Macroeconomic policies are explored in both closed and open economy models. ECON 3070 ECON and 3080 may be taken in any order; there is no recommended sequence.
  • ECON 3403 - International Economics and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Examines national and supranational policies that affect the international economy, with attention to trade barriers, economic nationalism and regionalism, international political economy, exchange market intervention, and international transmission of economic perturbations. Credit given in this course is not included in the calculation of an economics major GPA. May not be taken after either ECON 4413 or ECON 4423.
  • ECON 3784 - Economic Development and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introductory course in Economic Development, designed for non-majors. Students are introduced to the major issues in development economics. Explores empirical, theoretical and policy issues in economic development. Emphasis is placed on the controversial issues in this literature, requiring students to explore competing, and often conflicting, perspectives of these issues. Economics (ECON) majors may be approved to enroll with advisor & instructor approval and count towards the major GPA. Majors must consult with assigned ECON advisor to determine eligibility to be enrolled.
  • ECON 4111 - Money and Banking Systems
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Discusses money, financial institutions and the monetary-financial system in a modern economy.


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