PhD Course Offerings

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Fall 2020 Courses:

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Economics 703 - Mathematical Economics

A survey of mathematical techniques used in economic analysis. Linear algebra and optimization techniques are emphasized.

Lecture 001: W 5:30 – 8:00 pm | Instructor: Anna Bykhovskaya

Credits: 3-4

Economics 709- Econ Stats and Econometrics I

Probability distributions, statistical inference; multiple linear regression; introduction to econometric methods. Enroll Info: It is expected that students will have completed three semesters calculus (such as MATH 234) and linear algebra (such as MATH 340).

Lecture 001: MW 11:00 – 12:15 pm | Instructors: Jack Porter & Xiaoxia Shi

Credits: 3-4

Economics 711- Economic Theory- Microeconomics Sequence

First course in a two-semester sequence: theories of firms, consumers, and markets; or partial and general equilibria in market and centralized economies; topics in welfare economics. Enroll Info: It is expected that students will have completed three semesters calculus (such as MATH 234) and linear algebra (such as MATH 340).

Lecture 001: TuTh 11:00 – 12:15 pm| Instructors: Dan Quint & Bill Sandholm

Credits: 3

Economics 712- Economic Theory- Macroeconomics Sequence

First course in a two semester sequence: commodity, money and labor markets, their components and general equilibrium; intertemporal optimization and growth theory. Enroll Info: It is expected that students will have completed three semesters calculus (such as MATH 234) and linear algebra (such as MATH 340).

Lecture 001: MW 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructors: Dean Corbae & Noah Williams

Credits: 3

Economics 715 - Econometrics Methods

Nonlinear econometric theory.

Lecture 001: MW 2:30 – 3:45 pm | Instructors: Jack Porter & Xiaoxia Shi

Credits: 3

Economics 741 - Public Finance & Fiscal Policy

Theoretical development of the functions of government in a mixed economy; welfare criteria for efficient government expenditures and taxation; nature of public goods and of redistribution activities of governments. Program budgeting and theoretical issues in cost-benefit analysis

Lecture 001: TuTh 8:25 – 9:40 am | Instructors: Corina Mommaerts & Jeff Smith

Credits: 3

Economics 750 - Labor Economics

Theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets, labor mobility, the determination of earnings and employment, and labor supply of the household unit; emphasizes recent research on current issues in public policy.

Lecture 001: TuTh 5:30 – 7:30 pm; MW 11:00 am -12:15 pm | Instructors: Rasmus Lentz & John Kennan

Credits: 3

Economics 761 - Industrial Organization Theory

A review of theories of the firm, oligopoly, and imperfect competition. Includes applications of economic theory and game theory to agency theory, product diversity, technological change, and strategic behavior by firms–among other problems.

Lecture 001: TuTh 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructors: Ken Hendricks & Lorenzo Magnolfi

Credits: 3

Economics 805 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory I

Economic behavior under uncertainty; measure of risk, information structure, stock market and asset pricing, insurance theory, asymmetric information and incentive mechanisms.

Lecture 001: MW 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructor: Lones Smith

Credits: 3

Economics 871 - Adv International Economics

General equilibrium algebraic and geometric modeling of open economies with balanced trade, and the welfare economics of international exchange and barriers thereto.

Lecture 001: MW 9:30 – 10:45 am | Instructor: Kim Ruhl

Credits: 3

Economics 899 - Topics in Computational Economics

Topics in Computational Economics

Lecture 002: MW 5:30 – 6:45 pm | Instructor: Dean Corbae

Credits: 3

Economics 901- Workshop in Mathematical Economic Theory

Critical discussion of topics in the field of economic theory.

Seminar 001: F 3:45-5:15 pm

Credits: 1-7

Economics 903- Workshop on Industrial Organization

Current research on the operation of markets in which individuals and firms act with imperfect information, are limited in their responses, may purchase heterogeneous commodities or factor services, and are concerned with conflicting goals.

Seminar 001: W 3:45-5:30 pm

Credits: 1-7

Economics 913- Workshop in Econometrics

Current research in econometric model building, estimation and inference in econometrics.

Seminar 001: F 1:20-3:20 pm

Credits: 1-7

Economics 955- Workshop in Labor Economics

Analysis of current research in wage determination and the functioning of labor markets.

Seminar 001: M 3:45-5:15 pm

Credits: 1-7

Economics 965- Workshop on Quant Macro-Economic Analysis

Current research on macroeconomic models, monetary theory and policy, the theory of portfolio selection, and the allocative and distributive performance of capital markets.

Seminar 001: Th 3:45-5:15 pm

Credits: 1-7

Economics 968- Workshop on Public Economics

Individual research and group discussion of public expenditure programs with attention to investment in human capital, education, training, health information, and welfare programs. Reports on research in progress by students, staff, visiting scholars.

Seminar 001: Tu 3:45-5:30 pm

Credits: 1-7

Economics 977- Workshop in International Economics

Current research in international trade; a wide range of topics in theory, quantitative analysis, statistics, and policy. For graduate students in their second or later years when working on theses.

Seminar 001: Tu 3:45-5:30 pm

Credits: 1-7

Spring 2020 Courses:

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Economics 710: Econ Stats and Econometrics II

M/W 11:00-12:25 p.m.

Instructors: Soelvsten/B. Hansen


Thursday, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Friday, 9:55-10:45 a.m.

Friday, 11:00-11:50 a.m.

Economics 713: Theory- Microeconomics Sequence

TuTh 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Instructors: L. Smith/Rostek


Friday, 7:45-8:35 a.m.

Friday, 8:50-9:40 a.m.

Friday, 12:05-12:55 p.m.

Economics 714: Macroeconomics Sequence

MW 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Instructors: Mukhin/Kirpalani


Friday, 1:20-2:10 p.m.

Friday, 2:25-3:15 p.m.

Friday, 3:30-4:20 p.m.

Economics 716: Econometric Methods

MW 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Instructors: Soelvsten/B. Hansen

Economics 735: Monetary and Financial Theory

M 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Instructor: Randall Wright

Economics 751: Labor Economics

TTh 11:00-12:15

Thursday: 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Instructors: Lentz/Fu

Economics 762: Industrial Organization

TTh 2:30-3:45

Instructors: Sullivan/Sorensen

Economics 809: Microeconomic Theory

TTh 11:00-12:15 p.m.

Instructors: Rostek/ L. Smith

Economics 810: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

MW 2:30-3:45 p.m.

W 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Instructors: Williams/Kirpalani

Economics 845: Advanced Topics in Public Economics

MW 1:00-2:15

Instructors: Wiswall/Gregory

Economics 872: Advanced International Economics

MW 11:00-12:15 p.m.

Instructors: Engel/Mukhin

Economics 902: Workshop- Mathematic Economic Theory

Friday, 3:45-5:15 p.m

Economics 904: Workshop- Industrial Organization

Wednesday, 3:45-5:30 p.m.

Economics 914: Workshop- Econometrics

Friday, 1:20-3:20 p.m.

Economics 956: Workshop- Labor Economics

Monday, 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Economics 966: Workshop- Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis

Thursday, 3:45-5:15 p.m.

Economics 969: Workshop- Public Economics

Tuesday, 3:45-5:30 p.m.

Economics 978: Workshop- International Economics

Tuesday, 3:45-5:30 p.m.