The Economics Department

Shalah Mostashari


LecturerPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

Shalah Mostashari

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-9532
  • Office: BRB 2.130
  • Office Hours: Fall 2019 | TTh 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OR By Appointment

Courses


ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34190 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GSB 2.124
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34195 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM WCP 1.402
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34135 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SAC 1.402
QR SB

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34140 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM GAR 0.102
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 328 • Industrial Organization

34427 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WAG 214

THE ORGANIZATION OF INDUSTRIES AND MARKETS: COMPETITION, MONOPOLY, AND OLIGOPOLY; ANTITRUST POLICY AND ITS ALTERNATIVES.

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

Industrial Organization is the study of imperfectly competitive markets. In this course, we will analyze the behavior on economic agents (consumers and firms) in such settings, as well as policy issues that arise therein. Topics we will cover include monopoly, oligopoly, product differentiation, entry deterrence, and the role of asymmetric information. Calculus and game theory will be our primary analytical tools. The goal of the course is to develop your understanding of the forces at work in many kinds of market interactions, as well as to foster your ability to think critically.If more information is needed contact instructor.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33570 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SAC 1.402
QR SB

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33575 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WCH 1.120
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 339K • Internatl Trade And Investment

34335 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WAG 214

INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, COMMODITY TRADE, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES, FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. ECONOMICS 339K AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 350 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

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

This course will analyze the causes and consequences of international trade and investment, and provide an introduction to the models and data economists use to address these questions. We will investigate why nations trade, what they trade, and who gains from this trade. We will analyze the motives for governments to regulate international trade, and study the effects of such policies on economic welfare, international trade agreements, and some current trade policy disputes. We will then go to the "international investment" part of the course, and study how exchange rates, interest rates, and price levels are determined in an open economy, as well as possible causes of current account deficits and surpluses. We will study how international transactions are recorded in the Balance of Payment of a country. We will spend some time discussing aspects of the current debate on globalization, such as the effects of trade on wages, economic growth and income distribution; multinational firms, foreign direct investment, and outsourcing; the financial crises of the nineties; the use of international labor standards; the interactions between trade and environmental concerns. We will rely on formal economic modeling to help us understand past and current events in the world economy. We will therefore extensively use microeconomics tools that you have learned in previous courses. It is very important that you be familiar with these tools, and feel comfortable using and manipulating them. If you are taking this class, it will be assumed that this is the case. If more information is needed contact instructor.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34085 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BUR 106
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34090 • Spring 2017
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A121A
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 339K • Internatl Trade And Investment

34080 • Fall 2016
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM CLA 1.104

INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, COMMODITY TRADE, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES, FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. ECONOMICS 339K AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 350 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

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

This course will analyze the causes and consequences of international trade and investment, and provide an introduction to the models and data economists use to address these questions. We will investigate why nations trade, what they trade, and who gains from this trade. We will analyze the motives for governments to regulate international trade, and study the effects of such policies on economic welfare, international trade agreements, and some current trade policy disputes. We will then go to the "international investment" part of the course, and study how exchange rates, interest rates, and price levels are determined in an open economy, as well as possible causes of current account deficits and surpluses. We will study how international transactions are recorded in the Balance of Payment of a country. We will spend some time discussing aspects of the current debate on globalization, such as the effects of trade on wages, economic growth and income distribution; multinational firms, foreign direct investment, and outsourcing; the financial crises of the nineties; the use of international labor standards; the interactions between trade and environmental concerns. We will rely on formal economic modeling to help us understand past and current events in the world economy. We will therefore extensively use microeconomics tools that you have learned in previous courses. It is very important that you be familiar with these tools, and feel comfortable using and manipulating them. If you are taking this class, it will be assumed that this is the case. If more information is needed contact instructor.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33260 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM BUR 106
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33265 • Spring 2016
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A121A
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 339K • Internatl Trade And Investment

33362 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 1

INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, COMMODITY TRADE, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES, FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. ECONOMICS 339K AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 350 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

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

This course will analyze the causes and consequences of international trade and investment, and provide an introduction to the models and data economists use to address these questions. We will investigate why nations trade, what they trade, and who gains from this trade. We will analyze the motives for governments to regulate international trade, and study the effects of such policies on economic welfare, international trade agreements, and some current trade policy disputes. We will then go to the "international investment" part of the course, and study how exchange rates, interest rates, and price levels are determined in an open economy, as well as possible causes of current account deficits and surpluses. We will study how international transactions are recorded in the Balance of Payment of a country. We will spend some time discussing aspects of the current debate on globalization, such as the effects of trade on wages, economic growth and income distribution; multinational firms, foreign direct investment, and outsourcing; the financial crises of the nineties; the use of international labor standards; the interactions between trade and environmental concerns. We will rely on formal economic modeling to help us understand past and current events in the world economy. We will therefore extensively use microeconomics tools that you have learned in previous courses. It is very important that you be familiar with these tools, and feel comfortable using and manipulating them. If you are taking this class, it will be assumed that this is the case. If more information is needed contact instructor.

ECO S304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

82330 • Summer 2015
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM CLA 1.104
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33495 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM SAC 1.402
QR

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 339K • Internatl Trade And Investment

33585 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM JGB 2.218

INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY, BALANCE OF PAYMENTS, COMMODITY TRADE, INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES, FOREIGN INVESTMENTS. ECONOMICS 339K AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 350 MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED.

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

This course will analyze the causes and consequences of international trade and investment, and provide an introduction to the models and data economists use to address these questions. We will investigate why nations trade, what they trade, and who gains from this trade. We will analyze the motives for governments to regulate international trade, and study the effects of such policies on economic welfare, international trade agreements, and some current trade policy disputes. We will then go to the "international investment" part of the course, and study how exchange rates, interest rates, and price levels are determined in an open economy, as well as possible causes of current account deficits and surpluses. We will study how international transactions are recorded in the Balance of Payment of a country. We will spend some time discussing aspects of the current debate on globalization, such as the effects of trade on wages, economic growth and income distribution; multinational firms, foreign direct investment, and outsourcing; the financial crises of the nineties; the use of international labor standards; the interactions between trade and environmental concerns. We will rely on formal economic modeling to help us understand past and current events in the world economy. We will therefore extensively use microeconomics tools that you have learned in previous courses. It is very important that you be familiar with these tools, and feel comfortable using and manipulating them. If you are taking this class, it will be assumed that this is the case. If more information is needed contact instructor.

ECO F304K • Introduction To Microeconomics

83445 • Summer 2005
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM UTC 3.132
SB

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.

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