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Swanson, Shawn P

Teaching Assistant Professor


Research Areas research areas



  • Development Economics Drug Violence


courses taught

  • ECON 1088 - Mathematical Tools for Economists 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Continuation of ECON 1078. Teaches mathematical skills for use in economics. Topics include derivatives, optimization and integration. These skills are used on "real world" problems and illustrated with computer assignments. For more information about the math placement referred to in the "Enrollment Requirements", contact your academic advisor. Degree credit not granted for this course and APPM 1345 or APPM 1350 or MATH 1081 or MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1330.
  • ECON 3818 - Introduction to Statistics with Computer Applications
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces statistical methods and their applications in quantitative economic analysis.
  • ECON 4211 - Public Economics: the Economics of the Government Sector
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Focuses on taxation and public expenditures. Topics include economic rationale for government action, economic theory of government behavior, and effects of government policies on allocation of resources and distribution of income.
  • ECON 4784 - Economic Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Explores empirical, theoretical, and policy issues in economic development. Examines topics with reference to the developing countries: income distribution and poverty, demographic change, labor force employment and migration, human capital, physical capital, natural resources and the environment, industrial structure, international trade, and finance.


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