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EE100

Languages

EE100 Academic Writing for Economic Issues

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: 2nd year student or above.

Acquire and practice economic academic writing. Topics include literature review, critical reading, paragraph and economic essay writing, citing and referencing, and presentation.

 

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EE200

Languages

EE200 Data Science for Economic Analysis

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: 2nd year student or above.
Learning to work with data. Topics include (1) data sampling and cleaning (2) data storage and management (3) exploratory data analysis (4) prediction based on statistical tools such as regression, classification and clustering (5) communication of results through visualization and summary statistics. Students learn through real-world examples using programs such as advanced MS Excel, Python or R.

   

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EE210

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE210 Introductory Economics

3 (3-0-6)

(For non-Economics majors only; credits will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed EE211 or EE212 or EE213 or EE214)

General principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. In the Microeconomics section, topics covered include the supply of and demand for goods, consumer behavior, production and costs, structure and output of production units under perfect and imperfect competitive markets, the concept of market failures, and the role of government intervention. In the Macroeconomics section, topics covered include objectives and problems in Macroeconomics, the determination of national income, money and the banking system, introduction to fiscal and monetary policies used for economic stabilization, and the application of economic indices to analyze the economic situation. In the international Economics section, topics covered include the importance of international trade and finance, as well as the conflict between free trade and market protection.

 

 

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EE211

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE211 Principles of Microeconomics

3 (3-0-6)

Principles of microeconomics such as value, price, resource allocation, introduction to theories of consumption and production with an emphasis on factors determining supply and demand of goods and services, determination of price and efficiency of resource allocation in perfect and monopoly markets; competitive factor market and introductory concepts of market failures.

 

   

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EE212

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE212 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 (3-0-6)

Indicators, goals, and problems in Macroeconomics. Determination of national income, theories of aggregate consumption and aggregate investment, the accelerator principle, money markets, the theory of supply and demand for money, the joint equilibrium model of product and money markets (IS-LM model), the balance of payments, and fiscal and monetary policies as means to stabilize an economy. Collecting and managing Thai macroeconomic for analyzing economic conditions are introduced.

 

 

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EE213

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE213 Introductory Microeconomics

3 (3-0-6)

(For students who are not Economics majors)

Concepts and applications of economic theories regarding fundamental economic problems, price mechanisms, the supply and demand of goods and services, basic theories of consumer behavior, production and costs, and price determination in perfect and imperfect competitive markets. Comparing market performances in resource allocation, basic theories of factor market and market failures.

 

   

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EE214

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE214 Introductory Macroeconomics

3 (3-0-6)

(For students who are not Economics majors)

Concepts and application of economic theories involving Macroeconomic indicators; goals and problems in the context of Macroeconomics; determination of national income; money markets, supply of and demand for money; Macroeconomic problems including unemployment, inflation, and deflation, fiscal and monetary policies used for economic stabilization; the balance of payments; foreign exchange market and exchange rate determination; application of economic indicators to analyze economic situations.

 

 

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EE300

Languages

EE300 Internship (at least 135 working hours)

3 credits

Prerequisites: 2nd year economics student or above (at least 135 working hours)

The student gains experience and improves skills through work assignments in private or public organization. Students must discuss specific learning objectives with the internship coordinator at the beginning of the semester and received approval of their plans in order to register. Every week and at the end of semester, each student prepares a written paper reflecting on the work experience. Student performance is evaluated by the Lecturer who coordinates with the organization.

Note: Evaluation is based on ‘Satisfying’ (S)/ ‘Unsatisfying’ (U) grading.

 

   

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EE301

Languages

EE301 History of Thai Economy

3 (3-0-6)

The evolution of Thailand’s economic system. The structure of economy and society. The role of government in the Thai economy, starting with the signing of the Bowring Treaty in 1855.

 

 

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EE302

Languages

EE302 History of World Economy

3 (3-0-6)

Analyzing the history and development of world capitalism. The importance of world economy is emphasized by selected topics such as the birth of capitalism, the Industrial Revolution, colonization, the Great Depression of the 1930s, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the development of Chinese and East Asian economies, the Oil Crises, and the World Financial Crises.

 

   

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EE311

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE311 Microeconomic Theory

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE211 (or EE213) and MA216 (or MA211)

Consumer behavior focusing on indifference curve analysis, intertemporal consumption, consumption and risks. Theory of production and cost, the birth of the firm using information cost, structure and behavior of imperfect competitive markets which are monopoly, monopolistic competition and duopoly markets. Introduction to game theory. Price setting in practice. Price determination in factor markets, general equilibrium analysis, welfare Economics, market failures and measures to correct.

 

 

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EE312

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE312 Macroeconomic Theory

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE211 and EE212 or b) EE213 and EE214

The model of joint equilibrium in product markets, money markets, and foreign exchange markets (the IS-LM-BP model); changes in equilibrium; product markets and labor markets; the model of aggregate supply and demand in closed and open economies; inflation, unemployment, and the Phillips curve; economic stabilization policies; growth theory, microfoundation of macroeconomics focusing on real business cycle model, new classical model, and new Keynesian model; applications of Macroeconomic theory to analyze economic situations.

 

   

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EE320

Quantitative Economics (Field 2)

Mathematical Economics

EE320 Introductory Mathematical Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE211, EE212 and MA216 (or MA211) or b) EE213, EE214 and MA 216 (or MA 211)

(Credits will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed EE421)

Applying mathematical concepts and tools such as functions, equations, matrices, univariate and multivariate differential calculus, constrained and unconstrained optimization, and basic integral to understand the relationship between different economic variables and explain concepts of Microeconomic theory and Macroeconomic theory. An emphasis will be placed on relationships between total, average, and marginal functions, the analyses of elasticity, market equilibrium, impacts of taxation, and the basic input-output model.

 

 

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EE325

Econometrics

EE325 Introductory Econometrics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE211 (or EE213), EE212 (or EE214), MA216 (or MA211) and ST216 (or ST211)

(Credit will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed EE425)

Applying statistical methods and economic theories to analyze economic data using the simple and multiple regression. Topics also include dummy variable, multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, and specification error. This course focuses on how to choose the appropriate tool for an empirical study, with the emphasis placed on using some econometric softwares.

 

   

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EE340

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE340 Introductory Public Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

(Credits will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed any 400-level courses in this field.)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of public finance, including the principles of the public sector and welfare economics. It provides an overview of the role of government and shows the interaction between the public sector, fiscal institutions and the private economy. Empirical case studies illustrating public policy-making in practice will also be covered.

 

 

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EE351

International Economics (Field 5)

EE351 International Economic Cooperation and Trade Negotiations

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

International trade regulation and control in the form of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. Types and impacts of economic cooperation. The role of supranational organization such as the World Trade Organization. Disputes in international trade of goods and services as well as investment. Key international trade negotiations for developing countries.

   

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EE360

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE360 Introductory Thai Economy

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE213 and EE214

(Only for non-economic major students)

Structure and development of the Thai economy. Development in the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors. Linkages between the Thai and world economies. Key economic problems such as poverty and income distribution and their policy resolutions.

 

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EE361

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE361 Economics of CLMV Countries

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Economic development in the cluster of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam (CLMV) countries. The transformation of their economic structure. The roles of public and private institutions along with other economic, social, and political factors that contribute to their economic changes. The relationship between these economies and the world and Thai economies.

   

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EE362

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE362 Contemporary Issues in ASEAN Countries

6 credits

Prerequisites: a) 2nd year economics student or above (having completed at least 60 credits); or b) with the consent of the lecturer

The contemporary issues in ASEAN countries. Study various aspects of the overall ASEAN or each country’s economy i.e. socio-economic issues, politics, businesses, trade and investment, economic development, finance, etc. Roles of regional organizations, economic interconnection across countries, and linkages with the Thai economy. The learning methods are the active and problem-based learning with some experienced guest speakers, discussion, and field trips visiting public and/or private organization(s) in Thailand and another ASEAN member country, according to the lecturer’s announcement.

 

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EE363

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE363 Economics of Selected Countries

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Economic development in the selected countries according to the lecturer’s announcement, possibly in Asia, Europe, Latin America, etc. The transformation of their economic structure. The roles of public and private institutions along with other economic, social, and political factors that contribute to their economic changes. The relationship between these economies and the world and Thai economies.

   

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EE364

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE364 Gender Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Evolution of male and female roles in the economic system. Theories of family formation. Differences in gender-related time allocation for market and non-market activities. Supply and demand factors determining gender-related differences in occupation and income, and gender roles switching in occupation. Roles of female in socio-economy and politics. Different effects of policies or welfare programs on gender. Gender in the aging economy. Effects of economic crisis on family and gender in the labor market. Roles of the LGBT in the economy. Gender equality in international criteria, and other interesting issues.

 

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EE365

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE365 Economics of Local Development

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Dynamics of local development in rural and urban areas. Economic and social theories regarding communities and collective action of people in communities. Interactions between livelihoods, natural resource capital, cultural and ethnic factors, and their influences on local farm and non-farm economic activities. Responses and adaptation of local communities to development policies. Roles of actors, such as community leaders, government officers, local administrative organizations, academics, and non-governmental organizations in local development. Analysis of capacities and limitations of local communities for collaboration in the allocation of resources and conducting economic activities. Sustainable development in the context of local development. Alternative approaches for local development.

   

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EE366

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE366 Local Study and Development

6 credits

Prerequisites: EE365 or with the consent of the lecturer.

(Theory and Practice hours are at least 270 hours during the summer session)

Field study of key development issues in the selected local area. Analyzing the socio-economic factors, resources, and roles of the stakeholders involving the issues. The action-based learning is supervised by the lecturer.

Note: Evaluation is based on ‘Satisfying’ (S)/ ‘Unsatisfying’ (U) grading.

 

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EE375

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE375 Applied Economics for Natural Resources and Environment

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE210 or EE211 or EE213 (credits will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed any 400-level courses in this subfield.)

The relationship between economic growth, natural resources allocation and environmental problems. Basic economic theories used for analysis and application in natural resources management and environmental problems. The roles of government, community, and business sectors to control and solve problems in natural resource and environmental exploitation at local, national, and global levels. Concept of sustainable development. Concept of environmental justice. Basic concepts and methodologies in economic valuation of natural resources and environment.

   

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EE376

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE376 Economics of Climate Change

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE210 or EE211 or EE213

Basic scientific knowledge on climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change mitigation. Concept of market failure and economic measures to support climate mitigation and technological development. Impacts of these measures on the economy, international trade and investment. Economics of climate change adaptation. International climate negotiation and cooperation.

 

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EE380

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE380 Introduction to Industrial Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE210 or EE211 or EE213 (credits will not be awarded to students who are taking or have completed any 400-level courses in this field.)

The importance of the economy’s industrial sector. Relationship between industrial sector and other sectors, on the domestic and international level. Studying market structure, conduct, and competitiveness of the industrial sector. Government policy, the legal system, and their effects on industrial development.

   

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EE381

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE381 Economics of Transportation

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE210 or EE211 or EE213

The role of transportation in the domestic and international economy. How transportation affects the location of businesses and production sites. Criteria and economic reasons for transportation pricing. Private and social costs related to transportation. How urban transportation is affected by expansion. Problems and policies related to investment in urban transportation.

 

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EE382

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE382 Economics of Services Sector

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Organization and components of service sector in an economy. Importance of service sectors. Applying economic and management aspects to selected service sectors, for example telecommunication and broadcasting, tourism, transportation, health and wellness, wholesale and retail trades. Case studies in the service sector relating to development and inclusive growth.

   

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EE383

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE383 Cultural Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Economic aspects of arts, cultural heritages, art creators and performers as well as creative economy; Economic evaluation on arts and cultural heritages; Economic development based on arts and culture heritages; Practical problems of arts and cultural heritage management; and Economic measures promoting artworks and creative economy.

 

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EE390

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE390 Introduction to Agricultural Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE210 or EE211 (or EE213)

The role of agriculture in economic development. Structure and structural change of agricultural economy. Production, market, and price of agricultural product. Agricultural institutions. The relationship between agriculture and the natural resource and environmental problems. Agricultural development policies in Thailand.

   

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EE400

Languages

EE400 Seminar Honors Thesis

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: (a) a minimum of three 400-level (or above level) economics courses and (b) having earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the beginning of the semester enrolled

A tutorial course designed to enable students developing their own research question for honors thesis. Topics include the introduction to research methodology, how to properly address and formulate some important research questions, the review of literature, data collections and the identification of method used to answer the research question, and the preparation and writing of research proposal.
Note: This course is offered only in the first semester of each academic year.

 

 

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EE401

Languages

EE401 Political Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Analyzing the development of capitalism. Theories and methodology of different schools of Economic thought from classical political economics to Karl Marx’s political economics, post-Marxist political economics.

 

   

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EE402

Languages

EE402 Institutional Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Studying development of institutional economics thought. Analyzing how institutions shape the incentives of economic agents, and how this influences socioeconomic outcomes. Examining factors contributing to the formation and demise of institutions, transactional costs, and changes within institutions. Using mainstream Economics to analyze the political market structure, political phenomena, and rent-seeking behavior as exercised by government bodies. Studying how Special Interest Groups (SIGs) impacts economic policies.

 

 

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EE403

Languages

EE403 Law and Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Thailand’s Legal System. The relationship between law, economy, and politics. Applying economic theory to analyze reasons for the existence of property rights, civil, and commercial law. The effects of law on economic behavior and on economic outcomes.

 

   

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EE404

Languages

EE404 History of Economic Thought

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE210 or b) EE211 and EE212 or c) EE213 and EE214

Studying philosophical foundations, main ideas of different schools of economic thoughts, and debates among economists from past to present. Studying socio-economic and important events in history that influence economic ideas.

 

 

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EE405

Languages

EE405 New Political Economy

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311 and EE312

Political process as a platform used to formulate and implement economic policies will be extensively discussed. Issues cover political decision making, political institutions, Election, Electoral Rules, redistributive politics, comparative politics, dynamic politics, incentives and behaviors of various agents, i.e., voters, politicians, special interested groups in a political regime. Moreover, Institutional structure of political institutions and its implication on macroeconomic policies will be examined. All issues above have much things to do with institutional design of political structure and incentive mechanism facilitating formation and implementation of good economic policies.

 

   

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EE406

Languages

EE406 Contemporary Economic Issues

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE211 and EE212

This course is a general introduction to the subject matter and methods of economics, through the investigation of specific contemporary economic issues such as economic growth, inequality, poverty, and environmental deterioration. The focus also is on how economists address these issues.

 

 

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EE409

Languages

EE409 Seminar in Political Economics and Economic History

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: Having completed at least two 400-level (or the above level) courses in the field of Political Economics and Economic History, excluding EE400, EE404, EE406 and EE500. 

Seminar and research on specific topics in Political Economics and Economic History under the supervision of the lecturer.

 

   

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EE411

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE411 Microeconomic Analysis

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311 and EE320 (or EE421)

Microeconomic theory with an emphasis on utilizing mathematical tools to analyze economic issues such as consumer behavior, revealed preferences, intertemporal consumption, consumption under risk, theories of production and cost, market structures and behavior of markets, and other topics that the lecturer finds suitable.

 

 

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EE412

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE412 Macroeconomic Analysis

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE312 and EE320 (or EE421)

Macroeconomic theory with an emphasis on utilizing mathematical tools and dynamic framework to analyze economic issues, such as, general equilibrium and welfare analysis in modern Macroeconomics, analysis of long-term growth, analysis of short-term growth and fluctuations both theoretically and empirically, roles of government in the economy, modern concepts for macroeconomic policy analytical frameworks, and the other topics that the lecturer finds suitable.

 

   

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EE415

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE415 Game Theory

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311 and EE320 (or EE421)

The application of game theory with complete and incomplete information including strategic games, Nash Equilibrium, mixed-strategies equilibrium, extensive games, subgame perfect equilibrium, Bayesian games, extensive games of incomplete information, and other topics that the lecturer finds suitable.

 

 

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EE416

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE416 Behavioral Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Concepts and frameworks in behavioral economics including comparative study of models for decision under uncertainty between mainstream economics and behavioral economics, empirical evidences that support behavioral economics, models that incorporate psychological and sociological factors for consumer and social behaviors, and other topics that the lecturer finds suitable.

 

   

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EE421

Quantitative Economics (Field 2)

Mathematical Economics

EE421 Mathematical Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: MA217 (or MA212) and having completed or currently taking EE311

The application of matrices, Jacobian determinants, derivatives, partial derivatives and optimization, with and without constraints, to explain theories in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, such as the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of production, equilibrium in goods and factor markets, equilibrium of national income in product and money markets, international trade, comparative static equilibrium analysis, the input-output model, determination of maximum-minimum point and duality of linear programming.

 

 

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EE422

Quantitative Economics (Field 2)

Mathematical Economics

EE422 Mathematical Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE421 and having completed or currently taking EE312

Applying mathematical tools such as integral calculus, differential equations, difference equations, phase diagram and dynamic optimization such as optimal control theory and dynamic programming to explain dynamic economic phenomena as well as for locate time path and stability of variables in the context of both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. The study of dynamic input-output models is also covered.

 

   

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EE425

Econometrics

EE425 Econometrics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites : EE211 (or EE213), EE212 (or EE214), MA216 (or MA211) and ST216

(or ST211)

Applying statistical methods and economic theories to analyze economic data, including simple and multiple regressions; estimation using the ordinary least squares (OLS) hypothesis testing; and dummy variable. This course also examines various problems in regression models, including Multicollinearity, Heteroscedasticity, Autocorrelation, Specification Error, Stochastic Regressors; and some advanced topics in regression method such as Generalized Least Squares (GLS) estimation, System of regressions and Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR), Simultaneous Equation System and solving Endogeneity problem with instrumental variables. Trainings in econometrics softwares.

 

 

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EE426

Econometrics

EE426 Econometrics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE425

This course covers Maximum Likelihood estimation, panel data model, limited dependent variable model and the introduction to time series data focusing on univariate time series, forecasting, cointegration and error correction model.

 

   

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EE431

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE431 Economics of Financial Markets and Financial Institutions

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Money and capital markets at a micro-level; Financial assets, risks, and risk-bearing; The theory of equilibrium pricing of financial assets; Interest rate determination and structure of interest rates; Asymmetric information in financial markets; The study of financial institutions; Risk management of financial institutions; Behavior of financial institutions; Regulating financial institutions.

 

 

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EE432

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE432 Monetary Theory and Policy

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE312

The role of money in the economy; studying monetary policy’s goals, tools, policy implementations, Transmission mechanisms of Monetary policy; Monetary policy and business cycles; monetary policy framework, exchange rate targeting and inflation targeting; The role of the Central Bank; The interaction between monetary and fiscal policies; The role of monetary policy in the open economy.

 

   

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EE433

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE433 Asset Pricing Theory

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE320 and EE311

Study concepts and frameworks of asset pricing theory in the intermediate level; the theory of choice under uncertainty; classical asset pricing theory in the discrete time such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), The Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and The Consumption Capital Asset Pricing Model (C-CAPM); Empirical puzzles in asset pricing/returns and proposed resolutions in the literature.

 

 

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EE434

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE434 Behavioral Finance

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Study concepts and frameworks of behavioral economics that are used to explain observations in the financial sector. Topics of the subject include the Prospect Theory and its implications for investment behaviors, empirical evidences in the financial sector that support the idea of behavioral economics, models that incorporate psychological and sociological factors in explaining asset returns, or other related topics that the lecturer finds suitable.

 

   

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EE435

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE435 Introductory Financial Econometrics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE325 (or EE425) and EE431 (or EE432)

The application of econometrics method to financial and macroeconomics data, emphasizing at time-series models; Characteristics and properties of financial data; Univariate Time-Series Model; Regression with the long-run relationship and short-run dynamics; Volatility Model; Trainings in statistical software.

 

 

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EE439

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE439 Seminar in Monetary and Financial Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: Having completed at least two 400-level (or the above level) courses in the field of Monetary and Financial Economics.

Seminar and research on topics in Monetary and Financial Economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

 

   

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EE441

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE441 Economics of Public Expenditure

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE212 (or EE214) and EE311

The course covers the role of the government in the allocation of resources for the public sector of the economy. Topics covered will include government (national and local) outlays and budgets, the provisions of public goods and the regulation of market failures. The role of the government’s budget processes in providing macroeconomic stability, growth and income redistribution. This analysis also includes fiscal decentralization (the budget allocation of local governments). The application of these tools to selected contemporary topics such as social security, cost-benefit analysis, healthcare and education financing will also be covered.

 

 

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EE442

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE442 Economics of Public Revenue

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE212 (or EE214) and EE311

The course analyses the structure and composition of government (national and local) revenue, through analysis of tax burden and incidence, and tax effects upon efficiency and equity. The course looks at the empirical effects of tax policies on the economy as a whole, and various individual behaviors such as decisions about work and leisure, tax avoidance and evasion, investment, savings and consumption. The analysis also includes the effects of deficit finance and fiscal decentralization (local revenue, grants and local debt). The application of these tools to selected contemporary topics (social security, healthcare and education financing). Additionally, the class will explore the politics and economics of tax reforms.

 

   

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EE443

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE443 Public Choice

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE212 (or EE214) and EE311

This course introduces students to the principles of Public Choice Economics, also known as “Politics without the Romance”. Using the same core assumptions about Homo Economics that guides our analysis of how individuals and firms act and interact in a market, this class will then explore how those same people act in the public sphere. Topics covered will include the paradox of voting, the voting systems and institutional incentives, bureaucracies, rent-seeking, constitutional economics, and more. Both international and Thai case studies will be used to illustrate the limits of government intervention, and the dangers of “government failure”.

 

 

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EE444

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE444 Welfare Economics and Public Policy

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Welfare economics analyses social welfare, however measured, in terms of the economic activities of individuals in a theoretical society. It is essentially about judging the desirability of social outcomes. Using the normative concept of Pareto efficiency, positive outcomes are considered both in a partial and general competitive equilibrium environment. Much of the lecture time will be devoted to analyzing the relationships among these concepts, to evaluate how the allocation of productive factors contributes to the well-being of citizens, while effecting equity and economic efficiency within an economy.

 

   

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EE445

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE445 Local Public Finance

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

This course critically examines local government fiscal systems. Major topics include: understanding and determining an appropriate division of fiscal responsibilities among levels of government or expenditure assignment; criteria for local revenue assignment including local levied revenue, central allocation revenue, and intergovernmental finance. The course focuses on economic analysis, but attention is also given to political, institutional and cultural considerations that are critical for effective policy design and implementation.

 

 

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EE446

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE446 Economic Analysis of Corruption

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Study of corruption by using economic analytical framework both theoretical and empirical methodology. Topics include definition and coverage of corruption, causes of corruption, economic consequences of corruption both on micro and macro levels, public policies and measures in combating corruption. Moreover, roles of private sector, civic society, and international organizations in tackling with corruption including case studies will be discussed.

 

   

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EE449

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE449 Seminar in Public Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE441 and EE442

Seminar and research on topics in Public Economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

 

 

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EE451

International Economics (Field 5)

EE451 International Trade Theory and Policy

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

International trade theories. Outcomes from trade, such as production outcome, commodities prices, resource allocation, and prices of the factors of production. Analysis of the policies and regulations in international trade. Economic integration. Foreign investment.

   

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EE452

International Economics (Field 5)

EE452 International Monetary and Financial Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE312

The balance of payments adjustment mechanism. Foreign exchange markets. International capital flows. The evolution of an international monetary system. International monetary problems encountered by developing countries, including Thailand. Financial crises as experienced by Thailand and the rest of the world.

 

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EE459

International Economics (Field 5)

EE459 Seminar in International Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE451 and EE452

Seminar and research on topics in International Economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

   

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EE460

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE460 Thai Economy

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311 and EE312

Thai economic structure and how it changes. Economic performance in terms of development and growth. The country’s resolutions for poverty eradication, income distribution, economic stability, and quality of life. The process of economic policy formulation in Thailand. Monetary and fiscal policy implementation. National economic and social development strategies and sectoral economic strategies such as the industrial agricultural development. The relationship between the Thai and world economy, the international economic order, and international organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

 

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EE461

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE461 Development Microeconomics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311

Concepts and measurements of poverty and inequality. The theories of justice for analyzing public policies related to these issues. Microeconomic theories related to household decisions and behaviors, as well as market failures in developing countries. Public policies on development issues such as health; education; population; workforce allocation of households in agriculture and non-agriculture sectors, as well as formal and informal sectors; migration; entrepreneurship of the households; households’ financial and risk management tools; microfinance; innovations and other interesting issues related to poverty reduction, etc.

   

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EE462

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE462 Development Macroeconomics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE312

Analyzing economic issues in the macroeconomics of developing countries. These include theories and thoughts explaining economic growth; relationship between economic growth and poverty; income distribution; development policies of different countries in the past; and the impact of short-term macroeconomic policies such as stabilization policies, monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rate management, and various factors affecting economic growth e.g. international trade and investment, capital flow, financial crises, social welfare, and structural change.

 

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EE463

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE463 Globalization and International Development

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE211 and EE212; or b) EE213 and EE214

Concept and development of globalization in the context of after the World War II. Formation of the New International Economic Order (NIEO). Global organizations. Multinational corporations. International cooperation. Political economy of dependency. Debates on contribution and impacts of globalization on the local economy. Contemporary transnational development issues. Roles of international development organizations e.g. the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), etc., in bridging the global north and the global south or within the south countries through the official development assistance (ODA), development loan, or development projects. Analysis of patterns, factors of success and failures of past international development projects. Basic techniques for development project evaluation.

   

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EE464

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE464 Urban and Regional Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311, EE212 (or EE214), and EE325 (or EE425)

Topics in urban economics and/or regional economics proposed by the instructors. Examples of possible topics are urbanization, urban land and housing market, urban public goods and service, sustainable and inclusive city development policies, new economic geography, location and cluster theories, regional growth and inequality, basic spatial analysis, geographical information system (GIS) and using GIS related program, special economic zones, current policy issues in urban and regional development, etc.

 

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EE465

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE465 Sustainable Development

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE212 (or EE214) and EE311

Development of sustainable development approach under context of socio-politico-economic development at different levels. Sustainable development crises at global level and in Thailand. Definitions and fundamental ideas regarding Sustainable Development and contemporary debates. Other approaches related to sustainable development and their critiques, such as Gross National Happiness (GNH), Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, Green Growth, etc. Economic theories related to sustainable development, such as the analysis of externalities, public goods, common-pool resources, ecological economics, Green Economy, and economic measures for sustainable development. Policies and indicators related to sustainable development at global level, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Challenges and obstacles to achieve sustainable development.

   

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EE466

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE466 Political Economy of Development

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: a) EE211 and EE212; or b) EE213 and EE214

Analyzing politics of economic development, especially the interrelationship between political and economic spheres. Special emphasis will be given on political factors which determine economic development paths and performances; political regimes, state and its structures; institutions and institutional changes; the roles and failures of the state, market and civil society; governance and corruption; politics of economic reforms; geography and resource curse, and etc. These might include issues and topics such as politics of industrialization, democracy and inequality and poverty, international politics of development, etc.

 

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EE467

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE467 Project Evaluation and Economic Valuation Techniques

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: (a) EE212 and EE311 or (b) EE214 and EE311 and having completed at least one 400-level course in field 3 to field 9

Study welfare economic foundations of economic project evaluation. Study project evaluation methodologies, including Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) and Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA); as well as project evaluation criteria, e.g., Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of return (IRR), etc. Study quantitative techniques for economic valuation, including market-based techniques, hedonic pricing method, travel cost method, contingent valuation method, choice modeling, benefit transfer, value of statistical life, etc.

   

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EE468

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE468 Integrated Public Economics, Development and Political Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: EE311 and having completed at least two 400-level (or above level) courses in Political Economics or Public Economics or Development Economics.

The integration of theories and concepts in public economics, institutional economics, development economics, and political economy; Enhancing students’ ability to link and apply economic theories in this subject area to analyze situations and problems arising in Thailand or in the world economy; Encouraging students to learn through case studies of current situations, with the emphasis on causes, nature, and effects of the problems; Promoting students to use economic and related social science theories to explain and analyze the roles of the market, public sector, and community in solving problems; Encouraging students to recognize the roles of institutional factors underlying the economic and political phenomena, as well as understanding the importance of culture and history.

 

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EE469

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE469 Seminar in Development Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: Having completed at least two 400-level (or the above level) courses in Development Economics, excluding EE460 and EE468.

Seminar and research on topics in Development Economics under the supervision of the lecuterer.

   

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EE470

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE470 Seminar in Human Resources Economics

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: Having completed at least two 400-level (or the above level) courses in Human Resource Economics.

Seminar and research on topics in human resource Economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

 

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EE471

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE471 Labor Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Studying the supply and demand of labor in the short-term and long-term, wage determinations as well as improving labor quality through education and human capital training. Labor migration, wage structure, wage differentials in the labor market, job search, unemployment, and the role of labor unions will be covered. The role of government in the labor market as employer or regulator. Social security, discrimination in the labor market will be discussed.

   

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EE472

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE472 Economics of Population and Family

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311 or EE312

Processes generating change in size and structure of population and family through reproduction, death and migration. Factors causing these changes. The impact of demographics and family variables on the economy at the micro and macro levels. Economic of marriage and Economic of household or family will be included.

 

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EE473

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE473 Economics of Education

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Principles of investment in education, measuring return on education, theory of human capital and choice theory explaining educational investment will be discussed. Principles of investment in on-the-job training, analyzing educational impact on key economic variables such as wages throughout the entire working period, growth in the wage rate, job switching, and expansion of the economy as a whole will be covered. Evaluating efficiency and equality in governmental budget allocation within the educational system.

   

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EE474

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE474 Health Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311 or EE312

Economic thought about health and health care services. Supply of and demand for health care. Market failure in the health care market and government intervention. Health insurance, fiscal policy on public health, factors of health service production, and efficiency and equality in the health care system. Evaluation of health care projects, asymmetric information in health insurance, health economics at the Macro level. Health service system reform in Thailand and abroad.

 

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EE475

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE475 Natural Resource Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Economic theories and tools used for natural resource allocation. Concepts of scarcity and economic rent of natural resources. Allocation of natural resource among current users as well as intertemporal allocation. Market failure due to deficiencies in the property rights system. Government policies and tools for natural resource management and their impacts.

   

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EE476

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE476 Environmental Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

The concepts of sustainable development, efficient production, efficient consumption and market failure. The concepts of efficiency and effectiveness of policies, measures, and tools to control and solve environmental problems. Environmental risk assessment. Economic valuation and environmental impact assessment of development projects. Concept of environmental justice. Issues related to international environmental cooperation and agreements, including the effects on trade and investment.

 

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EE477

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE477 Energy Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Factors influencing energy resource production, processing, transportation and demand. Substitution among different energy resources. The importance of energy to the economy and the impacts of energy on the environment. The energy market structure and prices of different types of energy, along with problems in global oil pricing and the role of OPEC. Governmental policy on the provision, production and use of energy, including price regulation and provision, production, and efficient use. The use of alternative energy to replace fossil fuel. International cooperation and agreements related to energy sector. Each topic will include the discussion of case studies from Thailand, in order to encourage better understanding of situation and problems in the Thai context.

   

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EE479

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE479 Seminar in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: Having completed at least two 400-level (or the above level) courses in Natural Resource Economics, and Environmental Economics

Seminar and research on topics in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

 

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EE481

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE481 Industrial Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

This course studies behaviors of firms under imperfectly competitive markets. It covers the structure–conduct–performance (SCP) paradigm, which examines the relationship among market structure, firms’ conducts and their performance. It also covers firms’ decision on operation, resource allocation, as well as firm’s strategic actions. Price theory and game theory will be used to analyze issues such as pricing, research and development, advertising, and firms’ decision under imperfect information

   

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EE482

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE482 Industrialization: Role of Public and Private Sectors

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE312

Study of Economic theories relating to Industrial development. The importance of the industrial sector and industrial development for Thailand’s economic system. Evolution of industrial policy in Thailand. The role of public and private sectors in the industrial development as well as in developing new economy such as knowledge-based economy, digital economy, service economy and so on.

 

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EE483

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE483 Economics of Regulation and Competition

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Study of regulatory theories, competition policies, together with their economic rationales. Study of approaches, methods, instruments and impact assessment of regulation and competition policies. Study of regulatory institutions, governance and performance. Study of case studies from the developed and developing countries.

   

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EE484

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE484 Empirical Industrial Organization

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: (a) EE311 and EE325 (or EE425) or (b) with the consent of the lecturer.

Empirical approach in industrial economics and application of econometric analysis in industrial economics theory i.e., Estimation of demand and production functions, Measurement of market power, Analysis of firm’s strategic behavior, Vertical and horizontal competition, Firm's entry decisions, contract and learning. Measurement of firm performance by efficiency and productivity indicators.

 

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EE485

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE485 Economics of Innovation

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Study of innovation, technological change, and intellectual property, including the industrial organization and performance of high-technology industries and firms. Topics include the standard modern economic aspects of innovation both at micro and macro levels; modern intellectual property rights; innovation examples from agriculture, energy, pharmaceuticals, software, and electronics; innovation and market structure; legal and economic issues of intellectual property rights; science and technology policy; patent values and the return on R&D investment; intellectual property issues arising from direct and indirect network externalities, and globalization; the contributions of innovation and diffusion to economic growth; the roles of the public and private sectors; public policy and incentive structure for research and innovation. Methods of analysis are both theoretical and empirical, econometric and case study.

   

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EE486

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE486 Business Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311, EE312 and EE325 (or EE425)

Theories and tools applicable for analysis of business problems and solutions, such as the application of economic concepts to forecast economic and industrial conditions, determination of business strategy, and decision-making.

 

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EE489

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE489 Seminar in Industrial Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: Having completed at least two 400-level (or the above level) courses in field of Industrial Economics

Seminar and research on topics in Industrial Economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

   

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EE491

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE491 Agricultural Production and Policy

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Agricultural production. The cost of producing agricultural products in short-term and long-term. Market structure of the factors of production. Farm production and investment decision at risk. Technological changes, productivity, and efficiency in agricultural production. The roles and influence of institutions such as land ownership, credit system, the cooperative system, and governmental policies affecting agricultural production.

 

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EE492

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE492 Agricultural Marketing and Policy

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

The role and importance of the price of agricultural products. Characteristics of demand and supply responses of agricultural products. Price elasticity of demand, income elasticity of demand, and cross-price elasticity of agricultural products. Price adjustment across time and place. Storage and seasons of agricultural products. Analysis of pricing policy. Marketing channels and the effectiveness of marketing. Domestic and international agricultural marketing. The agricultural futures market. The governmental intervention. Trade barriers. Agricultural products in the international trade negotiation. International agricultural marketing and foreign pricing policies that affect the developing countries.

   

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EE493

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE493 Institutional Economics of Agriculture

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

The fundamental concept of institutional economics on economic and agricultural development. History of agricultural development thoughts. Roles of government policy, market, domestic and global regulation, and community and civil society in agricultural development. Social capital and farmer cooperation. Political dimension of agricultural policy formation. Role of culture and cultural change on mode of production. Role of technological change in transforming the agricultural institutions.

 

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EE494

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE494 Food Economics and Policy

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Concepts and frameworks of understanding the food system in developing countries and the world. Food market and food supply chain. Consumer behavior in food market. Food industrialization. Modern and local food system. Food in development policy and targets e.g. food access, food security, nutrition program, etc. Impacts of public policies or climate change on food security. Current issues on food policy e.g. food safety, organic market, GMOs, etc.

   

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EE495

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE495 Economics of Agribusiness

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE311

Role and importance of agribusiness in the economy. Economic tools for agribusiness decision making. Analysis of agribusiness strategies, such as raw material procurement, processing and storage, production innovation, grading and labelling, business integration, etc. Policy and current issues regarding agribusiness.

 

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EE499

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE499 Seminar in Agricultural Economics

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: EE491 and EE492

Seminar and research on topics in agricultural economics under the supervision of the lecturer.

   

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EE500

Languages

EE500 Honors Thesis

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: (a) EE400 or (b) having earned credits from one of the seminar courses offered in any fields, having earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the beginning of the semester enrolled, and with the consent of the assigned advisor

A special topic of individual interest, research paper conducted under the supervision of an assigned advisor.

Political Economics (Field 0)

 

 

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EE501

Languages

EE501 Selected Topics in Political Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying selected topics in Political Economics and Economic History to be announced later.

 

   

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EE502

Languages

EE502 Selected Topics in Political Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying selected topics in Political Economics and Economic History to be announced later.

Economic Theory (Field 1)

 

 

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EE511

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE511 Selected Topics in Economic Theory

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Economic Theory to be announced later.

 

   

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EE512

Economic Theory (Field 1)

EE512 Selected Topics in Economic Theory 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Economic Theory to be announced later.

Quantitative Economics (Field 2)

Mathematical Economics

 

 

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EE521

Econometrics

EE521 Selected Topics in Quantitative Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in Quantitative Economics to be announced later.

 

   

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EE522

Econometrics

EE522 Selected Topics in Quantitative Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in Quantitative Economics to be announced later.

 

 

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EE531

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE531 Selected Topics in Monetary and Financial Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in Monetary and Financial Economics to be announced later.

 

   

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EE532

Monetary and Financial Economics (Field 3)

EE532 Selected Topics in Monetary and Financial Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in Monetary and Financial Economics to be announced later.

 

 

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EE541

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE541 Selected Topics in Public Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in Public Economics to be announced later.

 

   

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EE542

Public Economics (Field 4)

EE542 Selected Topics in Public Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in Public Economics to be announced later.

 

 

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EE551

International Economics (Field 5)

EE551 Selected Topics in International Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in international Economics to be announced later.

   

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EE552

International Economics (Field 5)

EE552 Selected Topics in International Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Study of topics in international Economics to be announced later.

 

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EE561

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE561 Selected Topics in Development Economics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Development Economics to be determined later.

   

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EE562

Development Economics (Field 6)

EE562 Selected Topics in Development Economics 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Development Economics to be determined later.

 

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EE571

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE571 Selected Topics in Human Resource Economics 1

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying selected topics in Human Resource Economics to be determined later.

   

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EE572

Human Resource Economics (Field 7)

EE572 Selected Topics in Human Resource Economics 2

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying selected topics in Human Resource Economics to be determined later.

 

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EE573

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE573 Selected Topics in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics 1

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying selected topics in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics to be determined later.

   

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EE574

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Field 7)

EE574 Selected Topics in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics 2

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying selected topics in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics to be determined later.

 

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EE581

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE581 Selected Topics in Industrial Economics 1

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Industrial Economics to be determined later.

   

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EE582

Indurstrial Economics (Field 8)

EE582 Selected Topics in Industrial Economics 2

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: with the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Industrial Economics to be determined later.

 

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EE591

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE591 Selected Topics in Agricultural Economics 1

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Agricultural Economics to be determined later.

   

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EE592

Agricultural Economics (Field 9)

EE592 Selected Topics in Agricultural Economics 2

3 (3-0-6) 

Prerequisites: the consent of the lecturer.

Studying topics in Agricultural Economics to be determined later.

 

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EL241

Languages

EL241 English for Economists 1

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: EL172 or TU105

This course aims to develop an understanding of the language of economics in English through listening to lectures, exploring reading texts, and discussing contemporary economic issues. At this level, students are presented with the relevant academic vocabulary and study skills associated with English for economics including note taking, paraphrasing and engaging in group discussions about basic economic issues. Students develop skills in describing economic trends and making predictions, note taking, and communicating economic debates.

 

   

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EL341

Languages

EL341 English for Economists 2

3 (3-0-6)

Prerequisite: EL241

This course aims to build on the skills learnt in EL241 towards a higher level understanding of how professionals communicate about economics. Students are encouraged to be critical of current global events and decision making as well as learn how to communicate their own opinions. Advanced speaking and writing skills are developed and evaluated in the form of written reports and academic presentations.

 

 

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MA211

Languages

MA211 Calculus 1

3 (3-0-6)

Limits and continuous functions, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, the chain rule, implicit differentiation, higher-order derivatives, Rolle’s theorem, the mean-value theorem, applications of the derivative, indeterminate forms, L’Hospital’s rules and its application for finding the limits, differentials and applications, antiderivatives, indefinite integrals, formula of integration, integration by change variables, Riemann sum, definite integrals, the fundamental theorem of calculus,

Note : There is no credit for students who are currently taking or have earned credits of MA111 or MA216 or MA218 or AM101

 

   

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MA216

Languages

MA216 Calculus for Social Science 1

3 (3-0-6)

Limits and continuity of one variable functions, derivatives of algebraic functions and transcendental functions, implicit differentiation, higher order derivatives, Roll’s theorem, the mean value theorem, applications of derivative for determining limits and maximum and minimum of functions, differentials and its applications, antiderivatives, indefinite integrals and integration, definite integrals and application of area solving, functions of several variables, limits and continuity of functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the chain rule, total differential and its applications.

Note : There is no credit for students who are currently taking or have earned credits of MA111 or MA211 or MA218 or AM101

 

 

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ST211

Languages

ST211 Statistics 1

3 (3-0-6)

Data and variable; observational and experimental studies; sample surveys; displaying and describing categorical and quantitative data; comparing distributions; standardizing data; exploring relationships between variables; concepts of randomness and simulation; probability, random variables, sampling distributions, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing for one and two populations; use of statistical packages.

 

   

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ST216

Languages

ST216 Statistics for Social Science 1

3 (3-0-6)

No credits for students who passed or studying TU 155

Introduction to descriptive statistics; index numbers; unconditional and conditional probability; random variables and probability distribution; unconditional and conditional expectations; elementary sampling and sampling distribution; estimation and hypotheses testing for one population; statistical package results interpretation.

 

 

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TU050

Languages

TU 050 English Skill Development

3 (3-0-6) *Credits are not counted*

Practice basic skills for listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English through an integrated method. Students will acquire a basis to continue to study English at a higher level.

   

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TU100

Social Science

TU100 Civic Engagement

3 (3-0-6)

Instillation of social conscience and awareness of one’s role and duties as a good global citizen. This is done through a variety of methods such as lectures, discussion of various case studies and field study outings. Students are required to organise a campaign to raise awareness or bring about change in an area of their interest.

 

 

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TU101

Social Science

TU101 Thailand, ASEAN, and the World

3 (3-0-6)

Study of significant phenomena around the world, in the ASEAN region and in Thailand in terms of their political, economic and sociocultural dimensions. This is done through approaches, theories and principles of social science research via discussion and raising examples of situations or people of interest. The purpose of this is to create a perspective of diversity, to understand the complexity of global interrelationships, to build a global mindset and to be able to challenge old paradigms and open up a new, broader worldview.

 

   

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TU102

Humanities

TU102 Social Life Skills

3 (3-0-6)

Holistic health care, addressing the physical ,emotional ,social ,and spiritual needs ,which is considered. Important skills for success in leading a happy life in society. Students learn to develop their ability in physical health care to manage stress, build emotional security, understand themselves and adapt to psychological, emotional and social problems. Students also learn to understand the meaning of aesthetics, experiencing and appreciating the relationship between art and humanity in different fields, namely visual arts, music, performing arts and architecture.

 

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TU103

Sciences and Mathematics

TU103 Life and Sustainability

3 (3-0-6)

This course provides an introduction to the importance of life-cycle systems perspectives in understanding major challenges and solutions to achieving more sustainable societies in this changing world. Students will learn about the relationship between mankind and the environment in the context of energy and resource use, consumption and development, and environmental constraints.Furthermore, an examination of social conflict and change from the life-cycle perspective will be used to develop an understanding of potential solution pathways for sustainable lifestyle modifications.

   

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TU104

Languages

TU104 Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

3 (3-0-6)

Development of critical thinking through questioning, analytical, synthetic and evaluation skills. Students learn how to read without necessarily accepting all the information presented in the text, but rather consider the content in depth, taking into account the objectives, perspectives, assumptions, bias and supporting evidence, as well as logic or strategies leading to the author’s conclusion. The purpose is to apply these methods to students’ own persuasive writing based on information researched from various sources, using effective presentation techniques.

 

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TU105

Languages

TU105 Communication Skills in English

3 (3-0-6)

Development of English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, focusing on the ability to hold a conversation in exchanging opinions, as well as reading comprehension of academic texts from various disciplines related to students’ field of study.

   

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TU106

Languages

TU106 Creativity and Communication

3 (3-0-6)

Creative thought processes, with critical thinking as an important part, as well as communication of these thoughts that lead to suitable results in social, cultural and environmental contexts, at personal, organisational and social levels

 

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TU107

Sciences and Mathematics

TU107 Digital Skill and Problem Solving

3 (3-0-6)

Basic computational thinking skill for solving problems and developing new social and economic opportunities. Efficient access and search for information. Information reliability evaluation. Filtering and managing information systematically. Ethical digital usage and professional online communication.

   

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TU108

Humanities

TU108 Self-Development and Management

3 (3-0-6)

Coping with and adaptation to university life. Development of social skill and emotional intelligence. Self understanding and planning for the future. Personality and social etiquette. Learning to live harmoniously and respectfully with others and the society.

 

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TU109

 

Social Science

TU 109 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mindset

3 (3-0-6)

Risk assessment and creating new opportunities. Thinking and planning as an entrepreneur. Decision making and entrepreneurial venture development. Business communication for delivering concept or initiative in an efficient, effective and compelling manner. Social shared value creation.