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Matthew Kim

Associate Professor and Director of Data Analytics Program
Degree
B.A., Williams College
M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2007
Office
OEC 433
Hours
Monday, Wednesday 2:30pm–4:00pm, and Thursday 1:30pm–3:30pm or by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5677
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5677
Fax
(651) 962-5682
Mail
Mail 5029
2115 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

At St. Thomas since 2007

Public economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ECON 252 - 03 Prin of Microeconomics M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 454

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

41135 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

An introduction to microeconomics: theory of household (consumer) behavior, theory of the firm, market structures, market failures, economic efficiency, factor markets, and income distribution. Students who enroll in this course are expected to be able to use high-school algebra. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement at Math 101 or above, or successful completion of Math 005.

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Location Time Day(s)
ECON 252 - 09 Prin of Microeconomics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 310

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 310

Course Registration Number:

42182 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

An introduction to microeconomics: theory of household (consumer) behavior, theory of the firm, market structures, market failures, economic efficiency, factor markets, and income distribution. Students who enroll in this course are expected to be able to use high-school algebra. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement at Math 101 or above, or successful completion of Math 005.

Schedule Details

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ECON 355 - 01 Game Theory M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OEC 307

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

42640 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

Game theory seeks to explain how rational people make decisions when outcomes are mutually interdependent. This course introduces the methods of game theory from a historical perspective with primary emphasis on applications to economics. Applications to the other social sciences, business and biology are also considered. Topics covered include: normal and extensive forms of games, strict and weak dominance, sub-game perfections, pure and mixed strategies, Nash equilibrium, bargaining, oligopoly, New Keynesian and Classical Economics, trade policy, environmental economics and conflict resolution. Prerequisites: ECON 251 and 252, plus completion of the core curriculum mathematics requirement.

Schedule Details

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ECON 491 - I1 Research - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43831 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ECON 241 - 01 Quantitative Data Literacy M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 212

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

22954 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

How are quantitative claims misunderstood and misrepresented? Every day, we are exposed to quantitative claims from a variety of sources, including advertising, politics, and the media. However, these claims vary in their degree of validity, accuracy, and even honesty. The ability to critically evaluate quantitative data is an essential skill for people in a variety of roles—as students, professionals, and members of society. Therefore, the purpose of this seminar is to encourage and equip students—from all fields and disciplines—to be both good consumers and producers of quantitative data analysis by learning how to better detect, understand, refute, and avoid generating invalid, inaccurate, or dishonest quantitative claims. Prerequisites: STAT 201, STAT 220, STAT 314, or MATH 303

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ECON 252 - 05 Prin of Microeconomics M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 307

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

20056 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

An introduction to microeconomics: theory of household (consumer) behavior, theory of the firm, market structures, market failures, economic efficiency, factor markets, and income distribution. Students who enroll in this course are expected to be able to use high-school algebra. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement at Math 101 or above, or successful completion of Math 005.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ECON 252 - 07 Prin of Microeconomics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 307

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 307

Course Registration Number:

20058 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

An introduction to microeconomics: theory of household (consumer) behavior, theory of the firm, market structures, market failures, economic efficiency, factor markets, and income distribution. Students who enroll in this course are expected to be able to use high-school algebra. This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Placement at Math 101 or above, or successful completion of Math 005.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
ECON 337 - 01 Econ of the Public Sector M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

21555 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Matthew H. Kim

This course examines the role of government in a modern economy. It develops a set of concepts that will allow students to evaluate policy alternatives. The following are among the particular topics likely to be addressed: externalities and environmental protection, education, the redistribution of income, health care, social insurance, taxation and tax reform, cost-benefit analysis, fiscal federalism, and state and local government finance. In each case, the focus is on whether intervention by government is appropriate, what the most effective form of any such intervention is, and how alternative policy interventions affect the private decisions made by citizens and business firms. Prerequisite: ECON 252

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