Location: Bowdoin / Gregory Paul DeCoster

Economics

Gregory Paul DeCoster

Associate Professor of Economics

Contact Information

gdecoste@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3726
Economics

Hubbard Hall - 102



Teaching this semester

ECON 1102. Principles of Macroeconomics

Gregory DeCoster
An introduction to economic analysis and institutions, with special emphasis on determinants of the level of national income, prices, and employment. Current problems of inflation and unemployment are explored with the aid of such analysis, and alternative views of the effectiveness of fiscal, monetary, and other governmental policies are analyzed. Attention is given to the sources and consequences of economic growth and to the nature and significance of international linkages through goods and capital markets.

ECON 3301. Financial Economics

Gregory DeCoster
An introduction to the economics of finance using the tools of intermediate microeconomic theory. Explores the economic role of financial markets in determining the price of risk, allocating capital across space, and moving economic value through time. Particular emphasis on questions of market efficiency and social usefulness. Topics likely to include choice under uncertainty, the time value of money, portfolio optimization, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, the Efficient Market Hypothesis, options and derivatives, and the Modigliani-Miller Theorem. Not open to students with credit for Economics 2301 taken in the fall 2014 or fall 2015 semesters.



  • Ph.D. (Texas)
  • B.S. (Tulsa)