We mainly offer the following specialized courses for undergraduate students: Political Economics，Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Finance, International Economics, Industrial Economics, Regional Economics, Development Economics, History of Chinese Contemporary Economics, Economic Theory, Labor Economics, Institutional Economics，Economics of Environment and Resources, and Agricultural Economics.
Five courses are taughtbilingually: Intermediate Macroeconomics，Intermediate Microeconomics, International Economics, Labor Economics, and Environmental Economics.
Intermediate Macroeconomics introduces a framework to analyze contemporary macroeconomic issues. It focuses on the four pillars of macroeconomic analysis: output (growth), (un)employment, exchange rates, and inflation. With these tools of analysis we can describe the macroeconomic phenomenon. We teach both of the two core areas in macroeconomics: business cycle fluctuations and long-run economic growth.
Intermediate Microeconomics focuses on the four pillars of microeconomic analysis: theory of consumers’ behavior, theory of producers’ behavior, market structure, and externality and welfare economics. The course presents a treatment of the methods of microeconomics that would allow students to apply these tools to analyze microeconomic queries. The course will also use mathematical methods to help students digest and absorb the already learned theories and concepts in microeconomics.
Environmental Economics provides an introduction to the principles of environmental economics, with a focus on policy applications. The main problem in environmental economics is how to best allocate scarce resources. However, environmental economics differ from other research fields in economics that economists study in an area where there is usually no market. Thus, government policies are needed to maintain and improve environmental quality. Because economic analysis requires information on both costs and benefits, the course also discusses methods for valuing the benefits of environmental quality.
Labor Economics aims to present a detailed analysis of the main areas in labor economics, including labor demand and supply, labor market, equilibrium wage rate, unemployment, and human capital. Students are required to understand the basic theories and be able to analyze empirical problems and policy applications.
International Economics consists of two parts: international trade and international finance. It aims to build a framework to analyze the practical problems and policies in international economics, provide students with an understanding of the principles, applications and research methodology of international economics.