Behavioral Economics

Horario: 8:00-12:00m.
Curso en Inglés Prerequisitos
Micro Avanzada I (PUJ) o equivalente
 


Precio del Curso $1.636.000

Course description:

This is an advanced undergraduate/masters level course in behavioral economics (also known as: economics and psychology). You will be introduced to several topics in this new and exciting field. The main objective of behavioral economics is to modify existing models of economic decision-making using results from experimental psychology. We will continue to use the methodology of economics, but we will 'tweak' the models to make them more realistic. We will then use these models to try and analyze behavior in various settings, from standard economic ones (like saving, borrowing, and labor market decisions) to non-economic ones (like deciding when to go to the gym). Some additional topics to be studied include procrastination, altruism, gambling, and self-control. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to place microeconomic theory in a broader, richer context, and will have acquired the language to critique some of its orthodox tenets. You will begin to develop the skills necessary to (a) articulate new theories of decision-making using simple models, and (b) test new theories through experiments.

Syllabus del curso

  Karna Basu
Associate Professor of Economics at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He completed his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Chicago. His research lies at the intersection of behavioral economics and development.
  Stephen O'Connell
Ph.D. Candidate at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Upon completion of his PhD (May 2016), he will be a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on development microeconomics, labor economics, and political economy.

 

International Trade & Open Economy Macroeconomics
Horario: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Curso en Inglés
Prerequisitos: Macro Avanzada II (PUJ) o equivalente

 

Precio del Curso $1.636.000

Course description:

The international economy is evolving rapidly, affecting both how countries interact and how we attempt to comprehend the nature of international transactions. Typically courses in international economics focus on either microeconomic (international trade) issues or macroeconomic (open economy) issues. The former approach often assumes full employment of resources while the latter frequently addresses unemployment-related questions. This course will combine current thinking on these issues to help students make interesting connections between issues such as economic efficiency, income distribution, employment, monetary and fiscal policies, and eco­nomic growth. A tour of the main theoretical frameworks utilized in the field will: (1) compare and contrast alternative theories that explain the existence of, and gains from, international trade, (2) explore the linkages between trade policy and income distribution, (3) investigate 'work­horse' macroeconomic models for open economies, (4) explore the effects of various policies under different exchange rate regimes, and (5) study selected open economy issues from a devel­opmental perspective.

Syllabus del curso

  Robert A. Blecker
Professor of Economics at American University (AU), Washington, DC, USA, and Affiliated Faculty of AU's School of International Service (SIS) and Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS). He is a widely published scholar on heterodox (post-Keynesian/neo-Kaleckian) macroeconomic theory, open economy macroeconomics, international trade policy, the US and Mexican economies, and North American integration.
  Arslan Razmi
Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA. His work in the areas of international macroeconomics, international trade, and development has been published in a wide range of refereed journals. His recent work has investigated the role of the real exchange rate as a development policy tool, linkages between income distribution and growth in open economies, and the balance-of-payments constraint on growth.

 

Urban Economics


Horario: 10:00-12:00 m. y de 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Curso en Inglés
Prerequisitos: Micro avanzada II (PUJ) o equivalente

 

 

Precio del Curso $1.636.000

Course description:

The course develops an understanding of the economic processes that shape urban areas and determine their growth or decline, and the processes that determine how they are organized internally. Among the topics we examine are: the shifting economic roles of cities through history; the evolution of the North American cities and the effects of trade, transportation and innovation on the location and growth of cities; economies of scale and agglomeration as the modern reasons for urbanization; negative externalities such as traffic congestion, pollution, effects of urbanization on greenhouse gases; the theory of land rent and land prices and the internal structure and land use patterns observed in cities; location by income, and ethnic segregation in cities; the formation of ghettos; suburbanization and the dispersion of employment. We also study the economic structure of the most important urban sectors such as transportation, housing, and the economics of zoning and urban sprawl.

Syllabus del curso

  Alex Anas
Professor of economics at the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1991. He obtained his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. Dr. Anas' research interests over the years have spanned theoretical, empirical and applied urban economics. His publications have contributed to understanding dynamic land use adjustment, the effects of transportation on property values and urban land use, the effects of traffic congestion and congestion pricing on land use, dynamic housing market models, theories of systems of cities with intercity trade, urban agglomeration, ethnic segregation, and the beneficial effects of urban sprawl.

 

Panel Data Methods: static, dynamic and cointegrated

Horario: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. y de 3:30 - 6:00 p.m de lunes a Viernes y sábado 10:30 am -12:30
Curso en Inglés
Prerequisitos: Econometría básica y lecturas
previas de preparación
 

 

Precio del Curso $1.636.000

Course description:

The course covers basics on static panels (fixed effects, random effects, etc), dynamics in panels and cointegration. The plan is to start with basic panel methods, since it's the basic ones that are useful for building on to then study dynamics in panels in the next stage. This course continues with cointegration and related topics in panels, finally ending with a few of the most recent developments that have occurred in this field. We will emphasize both the conceptual intuition and theory behind these methods as well as their empirical application.

Accordingly, the course will consist of a combination of lectures, discussions, and computer lab applications. The computer lab sessions will generally be held at the end of each day, from approximately 3:30-6:00 pm.

Syllabus del curso

  Peter Pedroni
PhD in economics from Columbia University (1993). Dr. Pedroni is currently professor of economics at Williams College, visiting professor at several universities and consultant in multilateral organizations such as the IMF, the United Nations and the World Bank. His research activity has focused primarily in the areas of international finance, macroeconomics and especially econometrics where he has made important progress in the development of tests to verify the existence of unit root and cointegration in panel data and determination of its critical values.

 


 
La Pontificia Universidad Javeriana expedirá un certificado por curso a
quienes cumplan con los requisitos académicos.
 
 
Contacto para inscripciones
Estudiantes PUJ: Astrid Romero -  alromero@javeriana.edu.co / Susana Santoyo -  santoyo@javeriana.edu.co
Participantes externos: Astrid Romero -   alromero@javeriana.edu.co