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Master

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INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS (B0253)

This course aims to teach students the theoretical concepts of industrial economics, and to develop students the ability to do the reaches. This course includes the following contents: Theoretical Background, Market Structure and Organization, Technology Innovation and so on.

 

INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS (B0373)

This course dicusses various issues in macroeconomics, specifically focusing on long run economic growth, short run fluctuation, consumption and investment. Theoretical models and empirical works related to these issues will be introduced in the classroom and a term paper is required for students to complete the work.

 

MICROECONOMICS (I) (B0531)

This course aims at providing the first-year graduate students with comprensive economic theories of firm and consumer. The related mathmatical tools are provided in details as well. It also provides brief introduction to game theory, welfare economics, public economics, labor economics, and health economics.

 

MICROECONOMICS (II) (B0532)

This course introduces the development of behavioral and experimental economics. Rational economic decision makers and perfect information are the sufficient conditions for the deploy of price mechanism. However, how will the individual and market react if the decision makers have judgmental bias, the market information is asymmetry, or there is externality?

 

ECONOMETRICS (I) (B0534)

ECONOMETRICS (II) (B0535)

Econometrics is based on the development of statistical method for estimating economic relationships, testing economic theories and evaluating government policy and business decision. In this course, I will introduce the structures (or types) of economic data first and then outline the appropriate methodologies to analyze them. The topics covered include multiple regression on cross-sectional data, regression on time series data, panel data models, instrumental variables estimation, simultaneous equation model, limited dependent variable models, and advanced time series topics.

 

THEORY OF VALUE (I) (B0632)

THEORY OF VALUE (II) (B0633)

This lecture introduces and analyzes the behavior of consumer and producer. Game theory and asymmetric information are also presented.

 

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (I) (B0634)

Industrial organization is concerned with how productive activities are brought into harmony with the demand for goods and services through some organizing mechanism..., and how variations and imperfections in the organizing mechanism affect the success achieved in satisfying an economy's wants. -Scherer and Ross (1990) ...industrial economics is alive and well and is the queen of applied microeconomics. -- Oliver E. Williamson (1990)

 

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (II) (B0635)

This course is a basic one, in which the issues on industrial organization will be studied.

 

FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICY (B0720)

This course is to explore the policy effects, including fiscal and monetary policies, on employment, outputs, prices, and economic growth, by a dynamic approach. Three topics are contained in this lesson. Part 1 is the corresponding principle and rational expectation. Part 2 studies the issue about economic growth, first presenting the Solow model with exogenous technical progress, and then extending to the endogenous growth model based on the idea of productive externalities. Part 3 focus the analysis of unemployment.

 

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (I) (S0677)

Introducing advanced econometrics concepts and empirical analyses, including multiple regression, dummy variable, heteroskedasticity, panel data, 2SLS and simultaneous equation. Furthermore, limited dependent variable models are also discussed in this course.

 

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS (II) (S0426)

Introducing advanced econometrics concepts and empirical analyses, including 2SLS, non-linear limited dependent variable models and simultaneous equation. Furthermore, various time series models are also discussed in this course.

 

SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS (B0557)

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin

It is well known that the abundant SMEs benefit the economic development in modern Taiwan. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS explores topics include:

1. Efficiency of SMEs

2. Flexibility of SMEs

3. Globalization of SMEs

4. Market share of SMEs

5. Branding and R&D of SMEs

6. Entrepreneurship

7. SMEs and economic development

 

MERGY THEORY AND POLICY (B0641)

This course will first introduce the antitrust law about vertical merger, horizontal merger and conglomerate merger to the students. Then, a lot of theoretical models based on industrial economics will be provided to explore the change of the firms' profits and the social welfare under different merger policies. These changes on the profit and welfare will give the reasons for or against different merger policies.

 

ECONOMIC GROWTH (B1109)

This class introduces students to the field of Economic Growth, which explores the question of why certain countries are rich and others are poor, and why some countries grow quickly and others slowly from an economist’s point of view. From the accumulation of capital to the role of geography, the class will explore the various determinants of the ‘success’ or ‘failure’ of a country today and over time. Both an empirical and theoretical approach will be used to answer these questions, supplemented by the most current literature in the field.

 

SEMINAR (I) (T1555)

The objective of this class is to invite economic scholars to give a speech. The issues which they talk contain every fields of economics. At the same time, students are training to have an ability to survey the literature by a presentation.

 

SEMINAR (II) (T0993)

The objective of this class is to invite economic scholars to give a speech. The issues they talk contain every fields of economics.

 

HEALTH ECONOMICS (B0399)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to theory and empirical studies of health economics. The health care sector continues to grow in size, both in absolute dollars and as a portion of the overall economic activity of Taiwan. This alone makes the study of health care a topic of potential importance. Health care represents a collection of services, products, institutions, regulations, and people. The theories and empirical studies of health economics can help students explore novel aspects of health care and ways to approach the issues.

 

REGULATORY ECONOMICS (B0475)

Theoretical industrial organization is a central elemnet of the culture of microeconomics. This course attempts to give a strightforward account of the following topics: Monopoly, price discrimination, information and strategic behavior, and noncooperative game.

 

RESOURCE ECONOMICS (B0311)

This course will first introduce various resources and their specific characteristics. Then it will apply the economic theories to explore the optimal allocation of resources and to discuss the justification of related resource policies. By learning the resource economics and the creative thoughts inspired in the class, this course aims to contribute to the sustainable development of resources, environment, and economics.

 

IT INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION (B1516)

Regional integration as FTA, TPP’s negotiations take the main trend on current global economy. Taiwan and other countries are facing huge dilemma. The World has practiced co-relations between technology changes and economic development. USA leads globally innovative tech advantage and Asian countries taken its manufacturing by national plans and public policy. Nowadays, PC, telecom, mobile and internet are building a new Ecosystem. Asian IT companies, American innovative IT giants and their Government need to deal mutually under this current main trend.
 

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