Hanming Fang

Hanming Fang
  • Class of 1965 Term Professor of Economics; Professor of Health Care Management

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Teaching

Current Courses

  • ECON231 - Public Finance

    This course has two parts. The first looks at market and government failures and discusses the need for public policies as well as limits to their effectiveness including the evaluation of public projects using cost benefit analysis. The second part focuses on the economic analysis of taxation, including the economic incidence and efficiency of taxes. Prerequisite: Credit cannot be received for both ECON 030 and 231. ECON 103 recommended.

    ECON231001

  • ECON712 - Topics In Adv Economics

    Topics and prerequisites announced each year.

    ECON712001

Past Courses

  • ECON001 - INTRO ECON MICRO

    Introduction to economic analysis and its application. Theory of supply and demand, costs and revenues of the firm under perfect competition, monopoly and oligopoly, pricing of factors of production, income distribution, and theory of international trade. Econ 1 deals primarily with microeconomics.

  • ECON231 - PUBLIC FINANCE

    This course has two parts. The first looks at market and government failures and discusses the need for public policies as well as limits to their effectiveness including the evaluation of public projects using cost benefit analysis. The second part focuses on the economic analysis of taxation, including the economic incidence and efficiency of taxes. Prerequisite: Credit cannot be received for both ECON 030 and 231. ECON 103 recommended.

  • ECON272 - CHINA: INST & THE ECON

    The rise of China since its economic reform starting from 1978 is one of the most important developments the world witnessed in the twenty first century. In this seminar course, we explore topics including the political logic of China's economic reform, the institutional foundations of the Chinese economic growth miracle, as well as detailed analysis of Chinese financial markets, housing markets, fiscal reform, corruption/anti-corruption, labor market transitions, China's integration into the world economy, village democracy and its impact on resource allocation, the impact of population ageing, the impact of China on US economy and politics, among others. The discussions will focus on China, but will relate broadly to emerging and developed economies. The course will be based on reading and discussing research articles and books selected by the instructors. Prerequisite: ECON 103 recommended. PSCI majors PSCI 110 recommended.

  • ECON300 - HONORS SEMINAR

    Students prepare an honors thesis in economics over the academic year, supervised by a faculty member of their choice. In both semesters students present their work in progress to the class. Any student intending to do empirical work in the thesis should have completed ECON 103 and ECON 104. Course meets weekly. Required of all honors majors.

  • ECON712 - TOPICS IN ADV ECONOMICS

    Topics and prerequisites announced each year.

  • ECON750 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS

    Public goods, externalities, uncertainty, and income redistribution as sources of market failures; private market and collective choice models as possible correcting mechanisms. Microeconomic theories of taxation and political models affecting economic variables.

  • PSCI227 - CHINA: INST & THE ECON

    The rise of China since its economic reform starting from 1978 is one of the most important developments the world witnessed in the twenty first century. In this seminar course, we explore topics including the political logic of China's economic reform, the institutional foundations of the Chinese economic growth miracle, as well as detailed analysis of Chinese financial markets, housing markets, fiscal reform, corruption/anti-corruption, labor market transitions, China's integration into the world economy, village democracy and its impact on resource allocation, the impact of population ageing, the impact of China on US economy and politics, among others. The discussions will focus on China, but will relate broadly to emerging and developed economies. The course will be based on reading and discussing research articles and books selected by the instructors.

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