Economics Department Representative: Sharon Harrison
Mathematics Department Representative: David Bayer

Requirements for the Major

A major in Economics and Mathematics must complete the following 15 courses or their equivalents:

Economics (8 courses)
ECON BC1003Introduction to Economic Reasoning3
ECON BC3018Econometrics4
ECON BC3033Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory4
ECON BC3035Intermediate Microeconomic Theory4
ECON BC3041Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy3
Select one of the following:4
Senior Thesis II (two semesters of the Senior Thesis are optional)
Senior Seminar *
Two economics electives with an intermediate micro- or macroeconomic theory course as prerequisite
Mathematics (7 courses)
MATH UN1102
 - MATH UN1201
Calculus II
and Calculus III
6
MATH UN2010Linear Algebra3
MATH UN2500Analysis and Optimization **3
SIEO W3600 (or STAT GU4001)4
Two electives at or above the 2000 level ***

Students must obtain approval from each department representative before selecting electives. In exceptional cases, these may be from related fields; other courses can be taken with prior approval.

Cross-Listed Courses

Economics (Barnard)

ECON BC3018 Econometrics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: ECON BC3033 or ECON BC3035, and ECON BC2411 or STAT W1111 or STAT W1211, or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: ECON BC3033 or ECON BC3035, and ECON BC2411 or STAT W1111 or STAT W1211, or permission of the instructor. Specification, estimation and evaluation of economic relationships using economic theory, data, and statistical inference; testable implications of economic theories; econometric analysis of topics such as consumption, investment, wages and unemployment, and financial markets.

Spring 2020: ECON BC3018
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3018 001/00163 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
323 Milbank Hall
Noha Emara 4 32/40
Fall 2020: ECON BC3018
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3018 001/00263 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Daniel Hamermesh 4 48/55

ECON BC3033 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory. 4 points.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in economics and a functioning knowledge of high school algebra and analytical geometry or permission of the instructor.

Systematic exposition of current macroeconomic theories of unemployment, inflation, and international financial adjustments.

Spring 2020: ECON BC3033
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3033 001/00166 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
504 Diana Center
Martina Jasova 4 51/60
ECON 3033 002/00167 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
504 Diana Center
Andre Burgstaller 4 4/60
Fall 2020: ECON BC3033
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3033 001/00266 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Martina Jasova 4 58

ECON BC3035 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory. 4 points.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in microeconomics or a combined macro/micro principles course (ECON BC1003 or ECON W1105, or the equivalent) and one semester of calculus or ECON BC1007, or permission of the instructor.

Preferences and demand; production, cost, and supply; behavior of markets in partial equilibrium; resource allocation in general equilibrium; pricing of goods and services under alternative market structures; implications of individual decision-making for labor supply; income distribution, welfare, and public policy. Emphasis on problem solving.

Spring 2020: ECON BC3035
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3035 001/00168 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Ll104 Diana Center
Lalith Munasinghe 4 33/60
Fall 2020: ECON BC3035
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3035 001/00267 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
John Park 4 68
ECON 3035 002/00268 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Lalith Munasinghe 4 16/50

ECON BC3041 Theoretical Foundations of Political Economy. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Reason and Value (REA)., BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Ethics and Values.

Prerequisites: An introductory course in economics or permission of the instructor.

Intellectual origins of the main schools of thought in political economy. Study of the founding texts in classical political economy, Marxian economics, neoclassicism, and Keynesianism.

Spring 2020: ECON BC3041
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3041 001/00170 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
323 Milbank Hall
Andre Burgstaller 3 31
ECON 3041 002/00171 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Ll103 Diana Center
Belinda Archibong 3 37/50
Fall 2020: ECON BC3041
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3041 001/00270 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Andre Burgstaller 3 35
ECON 3041 002/00271 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
David Weiman 3 50/45

ECON BC3061 Senior Thesis I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and completion of all courses (except for the senior requirement) required for the economics track, political economy track, or economics and mathematics majors. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be granted by the chair of the department only.

Tutorials and conferences on the research for and writing of the senior thesis.  This is the 1st semester of a two-semester course sequence.

Fall 2020: ECON BC3061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3061 001/00272 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Randall Reback 4 5/10
ECON 3061 002/00275 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Sharon Harrison 4 6/10
ECON 3061 003/00680 W 11:00am - 12:50pm
Room TBA
Elizabeth Ananat 4 0/10

ECON BC3062 Senior Thesis II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and completion of all courses (except for the senior requirement) required for the economics track, political economy track, or economics and mathematics majors. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be granted by the chair of the department only.

Tutorials and conferences on the research for and writing of the senior thesis.  This is the 2nd semester of a two-semester course sequence.

Spring 2020: ECON BC3062
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3062 001/00172  
Randall Reback 4 6/9
ECON 3062 002/00173 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Sharon Harrison 4 5/10

ECON BC3063 Senior Seminar. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and the completion of all courses (except for the senior requirement) required for the economics track, political economy track, or economics and mathematics majors. Exceptions to these prerequisites may be granted by the chair of the department only. Seminar sections are limited to 15 students.

A topic in economic theory or policy of the instructor’s choice. See department for current topics and for senior requirement preference forms.

Spring 2020: ECON BC3063
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3063 001/00175 M 12:10pm - 2:00pm
404 Barnard Hall
Elizabeth Ananat 4 13/18
ECON 3063 002/00176 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
117 Barnard Hall
Lalith Munasinghe 4 8/17
Fall 2020: ECON BC3063
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3063 001/00276 M 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Anja Tolonen 4 13/17
ECON 3063 002/00278 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Belinda Archibong 4 13/16
ECON 3063 003/00648 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Martina Jasova 4 14/16

Mathematics

MATH UN1101 Calculus I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (see Courses for First-Year Students). Functions, limits, derivatives, introduction to integrals, or an understanding of pre-calculus will be assumed.

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The Help Room in 333 Milbank Hall (Barnard College) is open during the day, Monday through Friday, to students seeking individual help from the teaching assistants. (SC)

Spring 2020: MATH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 001/13846 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
407 Mathematics Building
Cailan Li 3 20/30
MATH 1101 002/12024 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Akash Sengupta 3 72/110
MATH 1101 003/12025 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Gerhardt Hinkle 3 20/30
MATH 1101 004/12026 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
203 Mathematics Building
Alexandra Florea 3 85/110
MATH 1101 005/12027 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
William Chen 3 43/110
Fall 2020: MATH UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1101 002/11292 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Daniele Alessandrini 3 8/116
MATH 1101 003/11293 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Daniele Alessandrini 3 6/116
MATH 1101 004/11294 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Akash Sengupta 3 23/110
MATH 1101 005/11295 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Akash Sengupta 3 21/110
MATH 1101 006/11296 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Chung Hang Kwan 3 5/30
MATH 1101 007/11297 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
George Dragomir 3 23/100
MATH 1101 008/11298 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Robin Zhang 3 20/30
MATH 1101 009/11299 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
George Dragomir 3 14/100
MATH 1101 010/11300 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 4/100

MATH UN1102 Calculus II. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent.

Methods of integration, applications of the integral, Taylor's theorem, infinite series. (SC) 

Spring 2020: MATH UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 001/12029 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Yi Sun 3 43/125
MATH 1102 002/12030 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
407 Mathematics Building
Semen Rezchikov 3 32/35
MATH 1102 003/12031 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
Michael Woodbury 3 51/125
MATH 1102 004/12032 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
407 Mathematics Building
Iakov Kononov 3 18/30
Fall 2020: MATH UN1102
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1102 001/11302 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Maithreya Sitaraman 3 12/30
MATH 1102 002/11303 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Renata Picciotto 3 13/30
MATH 1102 003/11304 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
3 1/110
MATH 1102 004/11305 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
3 7/110
MATH 1102 005/00434 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Lindsay Piechnik 3 31/100
MATH 1102 006/11306 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Elliott Stein 3 17/45

MATH UN1201 Calculus III. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent

Vectors in dimensions 2 and 3, complex numbers and the complex exponential function with applications to differential equations, Cramer's rule, vector-valued functions of one variable, scalar-valued functions of several variables, partial derivatives, gradients, surfaces, optimization, the method of Lagrange multipliers. (SC) 

Spring 2020: MATH UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1201 001/12037 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
207 Mathematics Building
Carolyn Abbott 3 45/125
MATH 1201 002/12039 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
602 Hamilton Hall
Konstantin Aleshkin 3 21/125
MATH 1201 003/12040 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
312 Mathematics Building
Igor Krichever 3 99/120
MATH 1201 004/12041 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Stephen Miller 3 87/116
MATH 1201 005/12042 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Inbar Klang 3 130/130
Fall 2020: MATH UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 1201 001/11389 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Konstantin Aleshkin 3 14/110
MATH 1201 002/11390 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Konstantin Aleshkin 3 8/110
MATH 1201 003/11394 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Ovidiu Savin 3 17/110
MATH 1201 004/11398 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Carolyn Abbott 3 22/116
MATH 1201 005/11402 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Evan Warner 3 28/116
MATH 1201 006/11407 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Inbar Klang 3 77/100
MATH 1201 007/11412 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Inbar Klang 3 32/100
MATH 1201 008/11417 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Guillaume Remy 3 5/116

MATH UN2010 Linear Algebra. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1201 or the equivalent.

Matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, canonical forms, applications. (SC)

Spring 2020: MATH UN2010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2010 001/12050 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
203 Mathematics Building
Alexis Drouot 3 37/110
MATH 2010 002/12051 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
203 Mathematics Building
Gus Schrader 3 105/110
MATH 2010 003/12052 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
312 Mathematics Building
Henry Pinkham 3 17/116
MATH 2010 004/12053 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
207 Mathematics Building
Nathan Dowlin 3 102/125
MATH 2010 005/12054 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
520 Mathematics Building
Elliott Stein 3 18/45
Fall 2020: MATH UN2010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2010 001/00117 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
Room TBA
David Bayer 3 23/100
MATH 2010 002/00118 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
David Bayer 3 43/100
MATH 2010 003/11450 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Francesco Lin 3 65/100
MATH 2010 004/11453 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Kyle Hayden 3 61/100
MATH 2010 005/11455 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Giulia Sacca 3 43/100

MATH UN2030 Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1102 and MATH UN1201 or the equivalent.

Special differential equations of order one. Linear differential equations with constant and variable coefficients. Systems of such equations. Transform and series solution techniques. Emphasis on applications.

Spring 2020: MATH UN2030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2030 001/12103 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Kyler Siegel 3 96/116
MATH 2030 002/12104 T Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Kyler Siegel 3 37/116
Fall 2020: MATH UN2030
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2030 001/11457 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Florian Johne 3 53/116
MATH 2030 002/11461 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Florian Johne 3 33/116

MATH UN2500 Analysis and Optimization. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1102 and MATH UN1201 or the equivalent and MATH UN2010.

Mathematical methods for economics. Quadratic forms, Hessian, implicit functions. Convex sets, convex functions. Optimization, constrained optimization, Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Elements of the calculus of variations and optimal control. (SC)

Spring 2020: MATH UN2500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2500 001/12105 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
312 Mathematics Building
Kanstantsin Matetski 3 29/110
MATH 2500 002/12107 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
207 Mathematics Building
Kanstantsin Matetski 3 43/125
Fall 2020: MATH UN2500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 2500 001/11464 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Kanstantsin Matetski 3 41/64
MATH 2500 002/11466 T 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Kanstantsin Matetski 3 40/64

MATH UN3951 Undergraduate Seminars in Mathematics I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Two years of calculus, at least one year of additional mathematics courses, and the director of undergraduate studies' permission.

The subject matter is announced at the start of registration and is different in each section. Each student prepares talks to be given to the seminar, under the supervision of a faculty member or senior teaching fellow.

Fall 2020: MATH UN3951
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 3951 001/00120  
Daniela De Silva 3 34/64
MATH 3951 002/00121 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
3 10/15

MATH GU4061 INTRO MODERN ANALYSIS I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1202 or the equivalent, and MATH UN2010. The second term of this course may not be taken without the first.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1202 or the equivalent, and MATH UN2010. The second term of this course may not be taken without the first. Real numbers, metric spaces, elements of general topology, sequences and series, continuity, differentiation, integration, uniform convergence, Ascoli-Arzela theorem, Stone-Weierstrass theorem.

Spring 2020: MATH GU4061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 4061 001/12124 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
417 Mathematics Building
Hui Yu 3 45/64
MATH 4061 002/12125 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
417 Mathematics Building
Hui Yu 3 37/64
Fall 2020: MATH GU4061
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
MATH 4061 001/11494 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Henri Roesch 3 35/100
MATH 4061 002/11495 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
Henri Roesch 3 20/100

Statistics

STAT GU4001 Introduction to Probability and Statistics. 3 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).

Prerequisites: Calculus through multiple integration and infinite sums.

A calculus-based tour of the fundamentals of probability theory and statistical inference. Probability models, random variables, useful distributions, conditioning, expectations, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis tests, linear regression.  This course replaces SIEO 4150.

Spring 2020: STAT GU4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4001 001/13714 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
203 Mathematics Building
Larry Wright 3 54/125
STAT 4001 002/13715 M W 6:10pm - 7:25pm
614 Schermerhorn Hall
Daniel Rabinowitz 3 88/120
Fall 2020: STAT GU4001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
STAT 4001 001/12888 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
Larry Wright 3 97/120