David Roe (Ph.D., Duke University) joined the Furman economics faculty in 1977. An outstanding teacher, Professor Roe's recent classroom interests have focused on statistics, law and economics, and introductory economics. An avid sports enthusiast, he also developed and taught the popular economics of sports class, and he serves as general manager of the Furman faculty softball team, the Whippets. Professor Roe has received multiple teaching and advising awards, including the Alester G. Furman, Jr. and Janie Earle Furman Award for Meritorious Advising. He is a former department chair and current editor of the Economics Department newsletter, Ceteris Paribus.

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ECN-111

Introduction to Economics

Introduction to the essential concepts of economic analysis and implications for public policy. Emphasis on examining the operation of markets in both a macro and micro setting. Topics include: inflation, unemployment and monetary policy as well as consumer behavior, the operation of business firms, and supply and demand. Offerings at other institutions are not typically considered equivalent to this course unless they provide thorough coverage of topics introduced in both macro and microeconomics.

ECN-224

Law & Economics

Exploration of the field of law and economics using standard microeconomic tools to examine torts, contract law, property law, and the theory and empirical evidence on criminal behavior.

ECN-225

Statistics

Introduction to applied probability and statistics. Topics include: tabular and graphical presentation of data; descriptive measures of central tendency, dispersion, and location; probability and probability distributions (discrete and continuous); inferential statistics and hypothesis testing; bivariate analysis (qualitative and quantitative), including crosstabulation, covariance, correlation, and simple linear regression. Transfer credit will not be awarded until students pass an equivalency exam administered by the department. Students cannot receive credit for this course and MTH-241.

Education
Ph.D.
Duke University
M.A.
Duke University
B.A.
Bucknell University

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