General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

ECON 513 / ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The focus of the course is the empirical applications and tests of macroeconomic and/or microeconomic theories. Students are provided with the ability to analyze the standard econometric applications.

ECON 514 / ADVANCED GAME THEORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course covers theories and models that expand the horizons of game theory.

ECON 515 / ADVANCED MECHANISM DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course covers major contributions to mechanism design.

ECON 516 / ADVANCED LAW AND ECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course aims to examine the relationship between law and economic and behavioral approaches and to provide understanding of models and conceptual frameworks.

ECON 517 / INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course is about international trade theory and its policy aspects. It includes the Ricardian, Hecksher-Ohlin, specific factors and monopolistic competition trade models. It also includes topics on international competitiveness and development, protectionist policies and their welfare effects as well as the political economy of international trade.

ECON 518 / INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course examines macroeconomic theories of open economies, covering economic fluctuations in open economies, business cycle models, the effects of interest rate and terms of trade shocks on open economies, excessive borrowing, government debt stock and growth.

ECON 519 / FINANCIAL ECONOMICS I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course is a first course of a two-course introduction to modern theories of corporate finance. Beginning with the neoclassical and tradeoff models, the course continues with agency problems and asymmetric information. By the end of the two-course sequence, students will have a working knowledge of the main tools of corporate finance research, and be equipped to begin independent research.

ECON 520 / FINANCIAL ECONOMICS II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course is a first course of a two-course introduction to modern theories of corporate finance. It focuses on a select group of current topics, including diversification, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, financial development, corporate governance, and politics and finance. By the end of the two-course sequence, students will have a working knowledge of the main tools of corporate finance research, and be equipped to begin independent research.

ECON 521 / FINANCIAL ECONOMICS III
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course is devoted to the analysis of theoretical asset pricing models. Among the topics included are the predictability of return and cash flows in the stock, bond, foreign exchange and real estate markets.

ECON 522 / FINANCIAL ECONOMICS IV
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course covers the empirical asset pricing models, focusing on the predictability of return and cash flows in the stock, bond, foreign exchange and real estate markets. Econometric methods developed for testing the models will be analyzed in detail.

ECON 529 / TÜRKİYE AND THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

An overview of Türkiye's political economy in the light of the broader debates in political economy; Turkish development experience in historical and comparative perspective; Turkish neo-liberalism in retrospect; the impact of globalization and regionalization; crises and relations with the IMF and the USA; foreign direct investment and Türkiye?s external economic relations with special reference to the EU; State-society relations and income distribution issues.

ECON 530 / EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The use of laboratory and field experiments as a data collection method for understanding economic decisions and testing economic theories; how to design a good and valid economics experiment, the methodology of experimental design. The topics that will be studied theoretically and experimentally in the course include decision-making under risk and uncertainty, decision-making over time and related psychological phenomena/biases, market experiments, bargaining experiments, social preferences, fairness and altruism, incentive schemes and motivation, gender and economic decisions.

ECON 532 / ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION AND CONTRACTS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Analysis of problems created by informational asymmetries between agents and how to design contracts to solve these problems; Topics covered include adverse selection, screening, signaling, and moral hazard; Applications to insurance, labor, and credit markets, auctions, and corporate finance.

ECON 550 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 551 / SELECTED TOPICS IN MICROECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 552 / SELECTED TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 553 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMETRICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 554 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 555 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 556 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 557 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 558 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 559 / SELECTED TOPICS IN ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

Topics will be announced before the semester.

ECON 580 / THE ECONOMICS OF INSTITUTIONS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course will examine the role played by institutions and political economy considerations in determining overall economic performance. The course aims to describe the role and evolution of institutions in economic growth, to understand basic models of politics, and to provide an introduction to the dynamic effects of fiscal and monetary policy. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand the the role of institutional failure, models of governance and mis-governance, optimal fiscal policy, and the concepts of reputation, credibility, and time inconsistency.