University of Wisconsin–Madison

PhD Course Offerings

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Spring 2018 Courses:

Fall 2017 Courses:

  • Economics 703- Mathematical Economics I

    Mathematical Economics I

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

    Lecture 001: M 5:30-8pm | Instructor: Raymond Deneckere

    Disc 301: R 7:45-8:35am
    Disc 302: F 7:45-8:35am
    Disc 303: R 8:50-9:40am


    Credits: 3-4
    Pre-req: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of linear algebra

  • Economics 709- Economic Statistics and Econometrics I

    Economic Statistics & Econometrics I

    Probability distributions, statistical inference; multiple linear regression; introduction to econometric methods.

    Lecture 001: MW 11-12:15pm | Instructors: Bruce Hansen & Jack Porter

    Disc 302: F 12:05-12:55pm
    Disc 303: F 4:35-5:25pm
    Disc 304: F 3:30-4:20pm


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 2 semesters of advanced calculus, 1 semester of linear algebra

  • Economics 711- Economic Theory- Microeconomics Sequence

    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.

    Lecture 001: TR 11:00-12:15pm | Instructors: Daniel Quint & Bill Sandholm

    Disc 301: F 2:25-3:15pm
    Disc 302: F 1:20-2:10pm
    Disc 303: F 9:55-10:45am
    Disc 304: F 11-11:50am


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of lineal algebra

  • Economics 712- Economic Theory- Macroeconomics Sequence

    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.

    Lecture 001: MW 1-2:15pm | Instructors: Dean Corbae & Rasmus Lentz

       Disc 303: F 8:50-9:40am
    Disc 304: F 2:25-3:15pm
    Disc 305: F 7:45-8:35am


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of lineal algebra

  • Economics 715- Econometric Methods

    Econometric Methods

    Statistical models and methods relevant to estimation and testing of economic relationships.

    Lecture 001: MW 1:00-2:15pm | Instructors: Bruce Hansen & Jack Porter


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 736- Macroeconomic Policy

    Macroeconomic Policy

    Theoretical, empirical, and institutional aspects of the use of monetary, fiscal, and income policies to affect inflation, unemployment, and other policy goals.

    Lecture 001: MW 2:30-3:45pm, Instructor: Juan Carlos Hatchondo


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agriculture and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 741- Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

    Theory of 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: TR 1:00-2:15pm | Instructors: Jesse Gregory & Corina Mommaerts


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 750- Labor Economics

    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: TR 5:30-7:30pm | Instructor: John Kennan


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 762- Empirical Analysis of Industrial Organization and Public Policy

    Empirical Analysis of Industrial Organization and Public Policy

    A study of measurement in industrial organization and a survey of empirical tests of hypotheses in the field. The theory and practice of antitrust is also covered. Each student will produce an original piece of research.

    Lecture 001: TR 9:30-10:45pm | Instructor: Kenneth Hendricks


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 805- Advanced Microeconomic Theory

    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: TR 11:00-12:15 pm | Instructors: Bill Sandholm & Marek Weretka


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 872- Advanced International Economics

    Advanced International Economics

    Algebraic and geometric modeling of open macroeconomics with unbalanced trade and payments, focusing analytically on the foreign exchange market and the determinants of the exchange rate.

    Lecture 001: MW 11:00-12:15am | Instructor Charles Engel


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 899- Computational Economics

    Computational Economics

    Lecture 001: MW 5:30-6:45pm | Instructor: Dean Corbae


    Credits: 1-3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agricultural and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 899- Structural Econometrics

    Structural Econometrics

    Lecture 001: MW 9:30-10:45am, Instructor: Robert A. Miller


    Credits: 1-3
    Pre-req: Only Economics PhD students, Agriculature and Applied Economics PhD students, and authorized students may enroll in this class.

  • Economics 901- Workshop in Mathematical Economic Theory

    Workshop in Mathematical Economic Theory

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


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St

  • Economics 903- Workshop on Industrial Organization

    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.

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


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St

  • Economics 913- Workshop in Econometrics

    Workshop in Econometrics

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

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


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St

  • Economics 955- Workshop in Labor Economics

    Workshop in Labor Economics

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

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


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St

  • Economics 965- Workshop on Quant Macro-Economic Analysis

    Workshop on Quantitative 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.

    Lecture 001: R 3:45-5:15pm


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St

  • Economics 968- Workshop on Public Economics

    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.

    Lecture 001: T 3:45-5:30pm


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St

  • Economics 977- Workshop in International Economics

    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.

    Lecture 001: T 3:45-5:30pm


    Credits: 1-7
    Pre-req: Grad St