Study Abroad with the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics is pleased to offer two courses that contain a Study Abroad opportunity. Each course is offered during the Spring Semester with travel taking place over Spring Break.
ECON 4797.02: Islamic Banking and Finance
- To understand the relation between culture/religion and the economy. How culture and religion have shaped financial institutions. Explain how financial decisions are based in cultural and religious beliefs.
- To get a better understanding of Islamic finance compared to conventional finance. A successful student will be able to describe advantages and disadvantage of Islamic banking relative to conventional banking system.
- Identify how cultural and religious values are present in public finance. Compare and contrast policy making in Islamic countries compare to others.
- To learn how Islamic finance works in practice. A successful student will be able to understand how Islamic finance work in practice and its challenges in practice.
- Sources of Islamic Law
- The Islamic Economy
- Forms of Islamic Finance
- Islamic Banks
- Public Finance and the Monetary Authorities
ECON 3900.01S: The Economics of Immigration
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- To better understand the micro and macroeconomic issues related to immigration.
- To explore opportunity costs for immigrants.
- To analyze the effects of the flow of money.
- To learn how the loss of labor and human capital impact economic growth.
- Examination of immigration data
- Determinants of immigration
- Opportunity costs for various types of immigrants
- Immigration effects on the receiving location, looking at the labor perspective and the costs to government
- Immigration effects on the source location (flow of money, loss of labor and human capital, household effects)
- Economic growth
- Illegal immigration
- Immigration policies