DTES 551 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: WEDTimes: 10:00-12:45

Topics will be announced when offered.

DTES 552 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Term: Spring 2019Units 3

Topics will be announced when offered.

DTES 553 / :DESIGN FOR SMART SPORTS TECH.
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MONTimes: 13:00-15:00

DESIGN FOR SMART SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES : Exploring the design space for smart sports technologies. Understanding the needs of sportspeople from wearable devices. Reflecting on the impact of sports on the design of technological devices and their interfaces.

DTES 556 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: WEDTimes: 13:00-16:00

Re-reading in Design This course introduces and practises the Re-reading Method in Design. In this respect, students learn each week the following design issues : overview of methods in design, specifying parameters to select and examine the objects, selection of objects, object analysis, reinterpretation, discussions on the challenges .

DTES 558 / DES.SMART. PROD. FOR WELL-BEI
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: THURSTimes: 13:00-16:00

DESIGNING SMART PRODUCTS FO WELL BEING :An introduction to design for well-being. Survey of the current HCI literature on design for well-being. User research methods for exploring, evaluating and generating personal informatics. Design principles for designing meaningful and engaging experiences for self-reflection.

DTES 590 / SEMINAR
Term: Spring 2019Units 0

A series of presentations by faculty, outside speakers and students.

ECIR 313 / INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 13:00-14:15

Main approaches to various institutions and actors that make up the field of international political economy. Question of who gets what at a global level from a multi-actored, multi-level and mul-disciplinary perspective. Interactions between states, markets, firms, NGOs, and not-for-profit organizations at the local, national, regional, and supranational levels. Global trade, production, finance, and knowledge structures and relations in the context of international organizations, transnational corporations, global financial structures, regional integrations, North-South relations, discourses and practices of development, and problems of global poverty.

ECIR 410 / POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TURKEY
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 14:30-15:45

Introduction to the role of the state and other political actors in Turkish economic development from a comparative and global political economy perspective; key policy phases and institutional transformations; the role of multilateral institutions ; the politics of economic crises and reforms; regional integration and external economic relations of the Turkish economy; the political economy of trade and capital flows; poverty, inequality, labor market dynamics and social policy: gender and environmental dimensions of Turkish development.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 08:30-09:45

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 10:00-11:15

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 10:00-11:15

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications.

ECON 101 / INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

Human behavior and rationality; introduction to the principles of individual decision making in the presence of resource constraints; functioning of the market economy: demand, supply, and equilibrium; price mechanism and the allocation of resources; economic efficiency, types of market competition, and government intervention.

ECON 102 / INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 13:00-14:15

An introduction to the analysis of the economy as a whole; overview of macroeconomic issues, such as the determination of output, unemployment, inflation, and interest rates; basic models of macroeconomics and illustration of basic principles with examples from Turkey and other countries; economic fluctuations and stabilization policies; long-run economic growth; money and monetary policy; government spending, taxes, and fiscal policy.

ECON 102 / INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 14:30-15:45

An introduction to the analysis of the economy as a whole; overview of macroeconomic issues, such as the determination of output, unemployment, inflation, and interest rates; basic models of macroeconomics and illustration of basic principles with examples from Turkey and other countries; economic fluctuations and stabilization policies; long-run economic growth; money and monetary policy; government spending, taxes, and fiscal policy.

ECON 201 / MICROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 13:00-14:15

Conceptual foundations and modeling tools towards an understanding of economic decisions and interactions; theory of the consumer: preferences and utility maximization, with application to different choice contexts; theory of the firm: profit maximization, cost minimization; market equilibrium with perfect competition, monopoly, and oligopoly; markets for factor of production; introduction to general equilibrium and welfare; public goods and externalities; basic concepts of game theory and strategic interaction; information and market failure.

ECON 202 / MACROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 14:30-15:45

Real and financial sides of the aggregate economy; determinants of long-term economic growth and the Solow growth model; the business cycle and the behavior of aggregate consumption, savings, investment , and unemployment; aggregate price dynamics and inflation; monetary and fiscal policies in the context of IS-LM framework; open economy: real exchange rate and balance of payments. Impact of financial crises and macroeconomic policy response.

ECON 202 / MACROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 13:00-14:15

Real and financial sides of the aggregate economy; determinants of long-term economic growth and the Solow growth model; the business cycle and the behavior of aggregate consumption, savings, investment , and unemployment; aggregate price dynamics and inflation; monetary and fiscal policies in the context of IS-LM framework; open economy: real exchange rate and balance of payments. Impact of financial crises and macroeconomic policy response.

ECON 311 / INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 4Days: MON WEDTimes: 08:30-09:45

Methods used for empirical examination of economic phenomena. Linear regression: least squares, goodness of fit, prediction; classical regression model; properties of estimators; links between models and economic theory; functional form; interpretation of regression results. Inference; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; introduction to econometric packages and applications using data from economics and business; implications of relaxing the assumptions of the classical regression model.

ECON 311 / INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 4Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30-12:45

Methods used for empirical examination of economic phenomena. Linear regression: least squares, goodness of fit, prediction; classical regression model; properties of estimators; links between models and economic theory; functional form; interpretation of regression results. Inference; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; introduction to econometric packages and applications using data from economics and business; implications of relaxing the assumptions of the classical regression model.

ECON 313 / ECONOMETRIC METHODS FOR CROSS-SECTION AND PANEL DATA
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 13:00-14:15

Econometric methods suitable for cross-section and panel data. Extensions of the least squares framework: generalized least squares; instrumental variables; non-linear regression; models with limited-range dependent variables; models suitable to samples subjected to selection. Maximum Likelihood method. Panel data methods: pooling of cross-section and time series data; fixed effects; random effects. Experiments and quasi-experiments. Supplemented with substantive economic applications and use of econometric software.

ECON 320 / LABOR ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

Theoretical and empirical examination of the labor market: labor supply, demand for labor, and market equilibrium. Links between demographics (gender, race and ethnicity, marital status, age...) and labor market outcomes. Investments in human capital; household production and division of labor, fertility; job mobility and migration. Real and money wage determination; compensation schemes; compensating wage differentials; unions, public versus private sector employment, informal sector, and labor market segmentation; unemployment and poverty; discrimination and segregation. Selected aspects of the labor market in Turkey.

ECON 321 / INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 10:00-11:15

Theory of international trade: Ricardian model of comparative advantage, Hecksher-Ohlin model, specific factors model, trade and market structure. Domestic politics of trade; tariffs, quotas and other non-tariff barriers. International politics of trade, history of world trade talks and the WTO. International movement of factors: Immigration and foreign investment; technology transfer and the role of multinational companies.

ECON 322 / INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30-12:45

Theoretical and empirical examination of international financial markets. Adjustment of balance of payments and exchange rate. Effects of devaluation and macroeconomic policy under fixed and floating exchange rates. Short and long term capital flows; interest arbitrage; the Euro-dollar market. Financial Globalization and Financial Crises.

ECON 330 / INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 08:30-09:45

Firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets. How firms acquire and maintain market power. Welfare consequences of market power. Strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government competition policy. Basic theoretical models of industrial economics: Bertrand and Cournot competition, collusion, advertising, innovation, and international trade.