Study Abroad

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.

 

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ECON 4797.02: Islamic Banking and Finance

Islamic Banking and Finance with travel to Malaysia will be offered every other Spring Semester, on even-numbered years. 
 
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The learning goals of this course are:
 
  • 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.
To achieve these learning goals, the content of this course will include topics, such as:
 
  • 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

The Economics of Immigration with travel to Mexico will be offered every other Spring Semester, on odd-numbered years. 

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The learning goals of this course are:
 
  • 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.
To achieve these learning goals, the content of this course will include topics, such as:
 
  • 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
 
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