ECON3379 (link): Financial Economics
(Spring 2018) This undergraduate elective focuses on financial economics, with specific emphasis on asset pricing and the valuation of risky cash flows. After developing and studying the details of consumer decision-making under uncertainty, it uses that general framework as a basis for understanding both equilibrium and no-arbitrage theories of securities pricing, including traditional models like the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and the arbitrage pricing theory (APT), newer Arrow-Debreu theories, and, if time permits, the consumption capital asset pricing model (CCAPM) and martingale pricing methods.
EC132 (link): Principles of Macroeconomics
(Spring 2013) This course is one of two introductory courses in economics at Boston College that: (i) are required for students in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring or minoring in economics, (ii) are required for all students in the Carroll School of Management, and (iii) fulfill the Social Science Core requirement. EC131, Principles of Microeconomics, studies how individual households and firms make decisions and how they interact in individual markets. EC132, Principles of Macroeconomics (this course), studies the economy as a whole, to explain how economic events affect many households, firms, and markets simultaneously.