John Mclaren

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
ECON 4210: International Trade: Theory and Policy
Credits: 3
Studies the nature and determinants of international trade and factor movements; the effects of international trade on prices of goods and factors; the consequences of tariffs, quotas, customs unions, and other trade policies and agreements, national or international; and international trade and the balance of payments. ECON 3010 or ECON 3110; MATH 1220; ECON 3720/4720 or STAT 3220.
ECON 4230: Seminar on Trade and Development
Credits: 3
Examines various topics related to either international trade, Third World development, or interactions between the two. Examples include the effects of NAFTA, the WTO, multinational firms, child labor, rich country protectionism against Third World imports, volatile primary commodity markets, and how trade liberalization affects workers in rich and poor countries. The course will be structured on student presentations and directed-research projects. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110, and either ECON 4210 or ECON 4610.
ECON 4240: Economics of Immigration
Credits: 3
This course offers an introduction to the economics of immigration, with an emphasis on the effects of immigrants on receiving countries, including effects on workers, crime, inequality, and fiscal effects. The prerequisites are Econ 3010 and Econ 3720 (or equivalents), since the course will heavily use theory from intermediate micro and will do close readings of empirical studies.
ECON 4559: New Course in Economics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the direction of a regular faculty member. Students may not use this class to obtain academic credit for a summer internship. Prerequisite: GPA of 3.300 in UVa ECON courses.
ECON 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 1–3
Supervised research culminating in the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Restricted to members of the Distinguished Majors Program.
ECON 5559: New Course in Economics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 8210: International Trade Theory
Credits: 3
Studies the theory of international trade and analysis of the economic effects of tariffs, quotas, and other departures from free trade. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.