Economics courses

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​​​​​​Universidad del Pacífico is the leader in the training of professionals specialized in economic analysis. Therefore, constant innovations are carried out in the educational and technological areas, with courses taught by well-known  specialists.

The Economícs courses cover several areas of the degree and along with the development of seminars and panels, they provide foreign students with access a complete education.

Universidad del Pacífico also offers courses in English. The courses available are the following:​

  • Course: Globalism, Glophobia and Paradoxes

    ​​Code: ECO 440

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Professor: María Amparo Cruz Saco​

    Summary:

    Based on the analytical fra​meworks developed by Bhagwati, Collier, Eeasterly, Karlan, North, Rodrik, Sen, Stiglitz, and Yunus, we will discuss pressing economic issues affecting em​erging economies. We will assess arguments for and against globalization and liberalization of trade and financial accounts, and analyze the implications of "Washington Consensus" policies, the China effect, inmigration and remittances, the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, and global environmental implications. In addition, students will complete a research project on any of the issues that we have discussed and a selected country. This research project will be presented in both written and oral form.

  • Course: Economic Growth and Development in Latin America

    ​Code: ECO 237​

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Professor: María Amparo Cruz Saco

    Summary:​

    This course will study factors affecting growth and development in Latin America, its historical roots, different schools of thought regarding socioeconomic development, phases of international insertion to trade and investment flows, import substitution, the debt crisis, stabilization policies, the so-called Washington Consensus, the resurgence of economic growth in the last eight years, the China effect, and political responses to globalization trends in selected countries.

  • Econometrics I

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 5

    Summary:

    This course will introduce to you the basic aspects of applied econometric analysis. You will learn how to set up a linear econometric model that can be used to test economic theories or test hypothesis about possible relationships across socio-economic variables. Thus, the emphasis of this course is on the practical use of basic econometric techniques, its merits and limitations for economic analysis and hypothesis testing. Formal proofs and rigorous derivations of econometric theory will not be attempted in this course.

  • Public Economics

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    On this subject the various forms of government intervention will be analyzed in a market economy and its impact on the individual and social welfare and efficiency economic. This is a course mainly applied microeconomics , but also includes some macroeconomic applications. It is a course located towards the end of the degree, mandatory for the concentration of " Economics for the public sector " and for other elective concentrations , which requires the basic concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics and mathematics.


  • Market Organisation

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 4

    Summary:​

    This is a 4rd year undergraduate course in industrial economics. The course and readings provide a foundation of the theory of firm behaviour and strategic interaction among firms in both price and non‐price dimensions. We will focus on understanding the way firms make decisions and the effects of those decisions on market outcomes like prices, quantities, the type of products offered, and social welfare. Fundamental questions examined in this course include: Why are markets organized the way they are? How do the ways in which a market is organized affect firms' behaviour? How does the behaviour of firms affect the structure of markets and market outcomes?

    TOPICS COVERED include transaction costs and the theory of ownership, game theory and short and long run strategic competition, entry deterrence, horizontal and vertical product differentiation, price discrimination, vertical and horizontal restraints, the determinants of industrial structure, competition policy and regulation.

  • Political Economy Seminar

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 3

    Summary:

    Acquire a deep understanding of the implications of globalization for future generations. Develop an analytical framework for the analysis of topics such as phases of globalization, institutions governing growth and development, inequality worldwide, arguments for free trade and market fundamentalism, China´s impact, the 2008 global financial crisis, growth traps and the case for foreign aid, remittances and microfinance. 
    Students will read, present written and oral feedback to assigned readings and engage in discussion every session. Sessions will include lectures that critically review authors´ perspectives and theoretical approaches. Requirements include a mid-term, a final project, and class participation.


  • Theory of Economic Development

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    This course attempts an introduction to the Theory of Economic Development. The course is divided into three parts. The first attempts to present the economic characteristics of undeveloped nations and discuss their main structural features. The second part is a summary of the theories of economic growth . The third part is a summary of the main models of Economic Development.

  • Risk Analysis And Risk Management

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    Risk analysis and management is a PROCESS TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL ADVERSE EVENTS that may affect the firms’ strategy and results. Risk management is a function of managers’ RISK PREFERENCES THAT WILL AFFECT THE BUSINESS STRATEGY. The course is designed to focus in the most recent risk analysis techniques, with emphasis on their APPLICATION TO MANAGING A PORTFOLIO OF FINANCIAL ASSETS. 

  • Finance Corporate

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 5

    Summary:

    The course will help us to analyze the financial position of the company, perform financial planning, making decisions about capital structure, efficiently manage working capital, measure and monitor value creation. Thus throughout the course seeks to develop in students the following capacities: clarify and define the financial problem to be solved, identify alternative models to be applied to solve a financial problem, correctly apply financial models, interpret the results and make a decision based on financial criteria.

  • Game Theory and Economic Applications

    Academic Department: Economics and Finance

    Credits: 

    Summary:

    This workshop presents the fundamentals of game theory, the study of strategic behavior among parties having opposed, mixed or similar interests. The material is intended to sharpen your understanding of strategic behavior in encounters with other individuals and your assessment of strategic competition among firms. The sessions include both traditional lectures and discussions of economic applications. The lecture topics will encompass abstract frameworks and theoretic approaches. The economic applications are selected for both their game-theoretic content and their policy relevance.
    The material is divided into three parts. The first part presents the basic frameworks for the analysis of strategic decision-making. The topics include strategic decision-making and a discussion of the elements that characterize a game. This first part also includes an introduction to experimental economics methods. The second part is concerned with static games. Topics include (pure-strategy) Nash equilibrium, mixedstrategy Nash equilibrium, and applications to oligopoly and contract design. The third part takes a view of dynamic games, considering the subgame perfect Nash equilibrium concept, bargaining settings, repeated games, and applications to contracts as a market foreclosure mechanism, collusion among firms, and contracts and incentives.


  • Course: Applied Statistics I

    ​Academic Department: Economic & Finance

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    The course aims to teach students the basic statistical techniques for selection, organization and analysis of economic or administrative activities, as well as the basic concepts of probability, association between variables, and index number.​​

  • Course: Applied Statistics II
    ​Academic Department: Economic & Finance

    Credits: 4

    Sumary:

    The course aims to familiarize students with the statistical techniques used in decision making under uncertainty.​
  • Course: Macroeconomics I

    ​​Academic Department: Economics & Finance

    Credits: 5

    Summary:

    On this subject will work microeconomic foundations of the main components of demand and aggregate supply. 
    It is an intermediate macroeconomics course, located at the end of the second year of the race, which requires the basic concepts of macroeconomics and microeconomics and management of intermediate mathematics.
  • Course: Microeconomics II
    ​​Academic Department: Economic & Finance

    Credits: 5

    Summary:

    The course is the fourth cycle degree in Economics, and has as a prerequisite Microeconomics I, which, in turn, requires having previously approved the subjects of Mathematics II.

    The course aims to familiarize students in multiple subjects that extend the classical theory of consumer and enterprise studied in Microeconomics I. In general, the operation of the market for goods and services under non-competitive systems will be studied; market analysis of factors, capital and labor; and the overall balance (multiple markets simultaneously). 

    In addition, market failures such as externalities, public goods and natural monopoly will be analyzed. Finally, the decisions of producers and consumers under conditions of uncertainty, and the information economy will be studied.​

  • Course: Corporate Finance I
    Academic Department: Economic & Finance

    Credits: 5

    Summary:

    The course introduces the core topics in corporate finance, including the analysis of financial position, capital budgeting and investment decision-making, capital structure decision-making, payout policy, working capital management, and other major issues related to company value creation. It is a intermediate level course in the finance degree programme that introduces the setting of corporate finance and facilitates further study of more specialised topics.
  • Course: Finance System

    ​​Academic Department: Economics & Finance

    Credits: 4

    Summary:

    This course will provide an overview of the various financial markets, their history, participants, regulation, products, and risk management techniques. This course will cover financial institutions such as commercial banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, pension funds, investment banks and hedge funds.

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