[OPE-L:2094] [ANWAR SHAIKH] Help in publicizing our summer program

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Date: Mon, 06 May 1996 18:55:07 -0400
From: ANWAR SHAIKH <SHAIKH@newschool.edu>
To: glevy@acnet.pratt.edu
Subject: Help in publicizing our summer program


It has been a hell of a semester. I am struggling to mount a summer
program and to keep the flame of political economy flying. Would it be
possible to post this announcement on our network? Any other
suggestions for publicizing the electoral issues course, or suggestions
for some missing topics, would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.


The Economics Department of the Graduate Faculty will be running a
summer program consisting of a course on the economic issues in the
upcoming elections, and of two introductory courses on economics and
on quantitative methods. No prior background is required for any of the
courses. Please pass this information on to any students or colleagues
whom you think may be interested in it.

Summer Program in Economics, Graduate Faculty

Dates: June 3 - July 23, 1996. Registration: May 22 - May 31,

8112 ECON125 Economic Issues in the Upcoming Elections
Monday and Wednesday, 5:50 - 7:55 p.m. Three
Robert L. Heilbroner, Anwar Shaikh, and guest
This course consists of a series of lectures by experts on the economic
issues underlying current electoral debates. It will open with a lecture
on the labor movement by John Sweeney, President of the AFL-CIO,
move on to other socioeconomic themes, and close with a look into the
21st century by noted economist and author Robert L. Heilbroner. The
course is designed to expose students to a variety of viewpoints. No
prior background is needed, and it may be be taken for credit (by writing
a paper) or for audit.

#Organized labor and American politics (John Sweeney, President,
AFL-CIO, and Louis Uchitelle, New York Times)
#Federal deficits and the national debt: causes and consequences
(Thomas Palley, Graduate Faculty)
#Government expenditures, taxes, and growth: an international
comparison (Anwar Shaikh, Graduate Faculty)
#Job creation, job loss, and unemployment (David Howell, Graduate
School of Management and Urban Professions)
#Corporate downsizing, employment, and profits (Frank Lichtenberg,
Columbia School of Business)
#Family values: rhetoric and reality (Lecturer to be announced)
#The crusade against inflation: who gains, who loses (Thomas Palley,
Graduate Faculty)
#Contested borders: the immigration issue (Peter Kwong, Hunter
#International trade and competition: NAFTA and other initiatives (William
S. Milberg, Graduate Faculty)
#The United States versus Europe: where are workers better off? (John
Eatwell, Graduate Faculty)
#Electoral financing and its implications for democracy (Lecturer to be
#The United States in the world economy: a gaze into the twenty-first
century (Robert L. Heilbroner, Graduate Faculty)

8110 ECON012 Introduction to Economic Theory
Tuesday and Thursday, 5:50 - 7:55 p.m. One
Garrett Bekker
This course is intended for students who have little or no prior
background in economics, as well as those who could benefit from a
review. It introduces students to the basic concepts of mainstream
economics, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and compares them
to the relevant institutional characteristics and empirical patterns of
modern capitalism. The course is intended as a preparation for ECON100
and ECON103.

8111 ECON082 Introduction to Statistics and Mathematical
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:15 - 10:20 p.m. One
Jamee Moudud
This course is intended for students who have little or no prior
background in statistics and mathematics for economists, as well as
those who feel they could benefit from a review of such material. No
previous knowledge is required. It introduces basic concepts and
methods of statistics (probability, random variables, descriptive statistics,
and estimation and testing of hypotheses) and of mathematical
economics (calculus, linear algebra, and their applications to economic
theory). The course is intended as preparation for most introductory level
theory and quantitative methods courses in the M.A. and Ph.D. program.

For additional information, contact the Graduate Faculty Office of
Admissions, New School for Social Research, 65 Fifth Avenue, New
York, NY 10003 [(212) 229-5710 or (800) 523-5411].