Section 4 Appendices

4.1 Appendix A: Graduate Courses offered by DARE
4.2 Appendix B: Sample M.S. and Ph.D. Programs
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Section 4 Appendices

4.1 Appendix A: Graduate Courses offered by DARE

See also General Catalog Page: http://www.catalog.colostate.edu

  • ECON 501(3) Quantitative Methods for Economists (Fall)

Prerequisite: Math 141 or Math 155 or Math160. Quantitative methods essential for graduate study in economics; functional forms, optimization, matrix methods, topological modeling.

  • ECON 504 (3) Applied Macroeconomics (Spring)

Prerequisite: ECON 304 and ECON 306. Application of macroeconomic models to economic growth, economic fluctuations, and policy analysis.

  • AREC 506 (3) Applied Microeconomic Theory (Fall).

Prerequisite: ECON 306.  Introduction to mathematical models in modern microeconomics, including choices and demand, production and supply, and market structures and failures.

  • AREC 507 (3) Applied Welfare and Policy Analysis (Spring).

Prerequisite: ECON 306.  Explore how policies are crafted to effectively address social issues, especially for agriculture and the environment, and how they impact society.

  • AREC 508 (2) Financial Management in Agriculture (Fall, odd year).

Prerequisite: AREC 408. Systematic approach to understanding and applying financial management in farm businesses.

  • AREC 528 (2) Applied Agribusiness Decision Tools (Fall, even year)

Prerequisite: AREC 305 or AREC 408 or FIN 305. Application of quantitative tools for managerial decision making in the context of an agribusiness

  • AREC 535/ECON 535 (3) Applied Econometrics (Fall)

Prerequisite: AREC 335/ECON 335; ECON 304 or ECON 306. Credit not allowed for AREC 335 and ECON 335. Econometric techniques applied to testing and quantification of theoretical economic relationships drawn from both microeconomics and macroeconomics.

  • AREC 540/ECON 540 (3) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (Spring)

Prerequisite: AREC/ECON 506. Theory, methods, and policy in environmental and natural resource economics.

  • AREC 542 (3) Advanced Water Resource Economics (Spring).

Prerequisite: AREC 342; ECON 306; MATH 141 or MATH 155 or MATH 160; STAT 301. Credit not allowed for both AREC 441 and AREC 542. Theory and application of economics in water resource planning.

  • AREC 570/ECON 530 (3) Methodology of Economic Research (Fall)

Prerequisite: ECON 403; ECON 306. Credit not allowed for both AREC 570 and ECON 530. Philosophical foundations of science and research. Concepts and skills for planning, performing, reporting, and evaluating economic research.

600 Level Courses (credit hours in parenthesis)

  • AREC 605 (2) Agricultural Production and Cost Analysis (Spring)

Prerequisite: AREC 506; AREC 535 OR ECON 535.Empirical application and analysis of production and cost issues in the agricultural and natural resource sectors.

  • AREC 606/ECON 606. Microeconomic Analysis I (Spring)

Prerequisite: ECON306 and ECON 501. Advanced price/allocation theory: consumer/producer decisions; uncertainty; market structure; partial/general equilibrium; efficiency/welfare.

  • AREC 610 (2) Agricultural Marketing and Demand Analysis (Spring).

Prerequisite: AREC 506; AREC 535 OR ECON 535.Empirical Application and analysis of agricultural marketing and demand theory in the agricultural and natural resource sectors.

  • AREC 615 (3) Optimization Methods for Applied Economics (Fall)

Prerequisite: AREC 506. Theory and practice of optimization techniques used in economic applications with emphasis on linear and nonlinear programming.

  • AREC 635/ECON 635 (3) Econometric Theory I (Fall)

Prerequisite: AREC 535 or ECON 535; ECON 501 or concurrent registration. Credit not allowed for both AREC 635 and ECON 635. Theory of mathematical statistics and classical linear regression model in context and economic application.

  • AREC 647/ECON647 (3) Land Use and Spatial Modeling (Fall, odd years)

Prerequisite: AREC 506 or ECON 506; AREC 535 or ECON 535. Use of spatial data in economic analysis of land use focusing on development patterns, land conservation, spatial externalities and agricultural land.

  • AREC 660 (3) Development of Rural Resource-based Economies (Spring)

Prerequisite: AREC/ECON 506.  Economic literature-based exploration of human welfare measures & implications of approaches to agriculture and resource-based economic development.

  • AREC 695 (1-18) Independent Study.
  • AREC 699 (1-18) Thesis.

700 Level Courses (credit hours in parenthesis)

  • AREC 705 (2) Advanced Production and Technological Change (Fall, even)

Prerequisite: AREC 706 or ECON 706 or concurrent registration; AREC 735 or ECON 735; AREC 605. Production theory is applied to real-world issues including risk, innovation, and environment, through lectures and readings of current literature.

  • AREC /ECON 706 (3) Microeconomic Analysis II (Fall)

Prerequisite: ECON 606. Advanced topics in micro theory: game theory; market imperfections; adverse selection; principal-agent problems; social choice theory; incentives

  • AREC 710 (2) Advanced Agricultural Marketing Issues (Fall, even)

Prerequisite: AREC 706 or ECON 706 or concurrent registration; AREC 735 or ECON 735; AREC 610. Theoretical and modeling issues of consumer demand, market structure, product differentiation and market behavior.

  • AREC 735/ECON 735 (2) Econometric Theory II (Spring)

Prerequisite: AREC 635 OR ECON 635. Credit not allowed for both AREC 735 and ECON 735. Econometric models and estimators in econometrics, from fully parametric to semiparametric and nonparametric approaches.

  • AREC/ECON 736A (1) Advanced Econometric Methods. Choice (Spring, even year)

Prerequisite: AREC or ECON 735 or concurrent registration. Discrete Choice Models.

  • AREC ECON 736B (1) Advanced Econometric Methods. Panel (Spring, odd year)

Prerequisite: AREC OR ECON 735 or concurrent registration. Panel Data Models. 

  • AREC/ECON 736C (1) Advanced Econometric Methods. Time Series (Spring)

Prerequisite: AREC OR ECON 735 or concurrent registration. Time series models.

  • AREC/ECON 740 (3) Advanced Natural Resource Economics (Fall, odd years)

Prerequisite: AREC 706 or ECON 706. Advanced theory, methods, and literature of natural resource and environmental economics, including dynamic programming and non-market valuation.

  • AREC/ECON 741 (3) Advanced Environmental Economics (Spring, odd years)

Prerequisite: AREC706 or ECON 706. Advanced theory, methods, and literature in environmental economics

  • AREC 770 (3) Advanced Methods in Applied Economics (Fall, odd year)

Prerequisite: AREC 735 or ECON 735; AREC706 or ECON 706 or concurrent registration. Advanced research methods in applied economics: lab and field experiments, non-market valuation and discrete choice experiments.

  • AREC 784 (1-3) Supervised College Teaching.
  • AREC 792A (1-18) Seminar – Agriculture.
  • AREC 792B (1-18) Seminar – International.
  • AREC 792C (1-18) Seminar – Resources.
  • AREC 795 (1-18) Independent Study.
  • AREC 799 (1-18) Dissertation.

4.2 Appendix B: Sample[1] Programs

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4.2.1 MS AgEcon and NRE

4.2.2 PhD, AgEcon Field. 72 Credits Requirement

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4.2.3  PhD, NRE field. 72 Credits Requirement

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4.2.4  PhD, AgEcon Field, 30 Credits Transferred from MS

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4.2.5 PhD, NRE Field, 30 Credits Transferred from MS

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[1] Sample programs are meant to provide an example, but will need to be adapted to changes in teaching schedule or student’s transferred credits. Students are responsible to ensure that their program of study meets all the requirements in sections 1.1.3.-1.1.4 (MS) and 1.2.3-1.2.4 (Ph.D).

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