Business Studies and Economics

Open Courseware and Resources

- Economics: the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services (Wikipedia).
- Business Studies: combines accountancy, economics, finance, marketing and organizational behaviour. (Wikipedia).

Special Topics in Supply Chain Management

integrated logistics and supply chain management, participation of corporate executives as guest lecturers, procurement strategies and strategic sourcing, dynamic pricing and revenue management tactics, mitigation of supply chain risk through supply contracts, strategic outsourcing of supply chain functions and operations, management and operation of third party logistics providers and management of supply chain security

Media, Education, and the Marketplace

Professor Miyagawa and prominent guest speakers explore broad range of issues on new media and learning, Concrete examples of use of media presented, today's youth influenced by video games and other emerging interactive media forms acquiring fundamentally different attitude towards media, Media is for them not something to be consumed but also to be created having broad consequences for how we design media how young are taught in schools, how mass media markets will need to adjust: readings

Monetary Theory and Policy

The Role of Money in the Macroeconomy, Central Banking and the Conduct of Monetary Policy (Structure of Central Banks and the Federal Reserve System, Bank Reserves and Money Supply, Determinants of Money Supply, Tools of Monetary Policy, Monetary Theory (Demand for Money, Keynesian Framework, Monetary and Fiscal Policy, AS-AD Model, Money and Inflation, Rational Expectations - Theory and Policy Implications)



review of fundamental concepts of macroeconomics, fiscal policies applying to taxation and government spending, monetary policy affecting investments and currency value, periodic setbacks in economic prosperity and the choice of policy tools, basic definitions and general descriptions of economic processes and concepts, economic growth.


Scarcity and Choice, Supply and Demand, Health Care, Financial Markets, Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Basics, Fiscal Policy, Economic Growth, Money and the Economy, Social Security, Microeconomics, Theory of the Firm, Antitrust, Energy Markets, Crime, International Trade, Regional Economics, Illegal Goods and Services, Economics of the Environment, Poverty and Welfare, Poverty in America, Education, Economics of Sports

Finance (courses)

  • Global Asset Allocation and Stock Selection - theory and the quantitative tools that are necessary for global asset management
  • Emerging Market Corporate Finance - issues that are special to emerging economies
  • Global Financial Management - fundamental principles of asset valuation and financing in competitive global financial market


lecture notes for a first year graduate course in econometrics, with coverage of basic topics such as OLS and hypothesis testing, through maximum likelihood and GMM, nonlinear models, time series, panel data, Bayesian methods, simulation-based methods, and other topics.

Behavioral Economics and Finance

surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics, prospect theory, biases in probabilistic judgment, self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings, fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions, financial market anomalies and theories, impact of markets, learning, and incentives, and memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process

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