PhD Course Offerings

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Fall 2021 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 1:00 – 2:15 pm| Instructors: Dan Quint & Lones Smith


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 & Job Boerma


Credits: 3

Economics 715 - Econometrics Methods

Nonlinear econometric theory.

Lecture 001: MW 9:30 – 10:45 am | Instructors: Jack Porter & Xiaoxia Shi


Credits: 3

Economics 736 - 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 11:00 – 12:15 pm | Instructors: Job Boerma & Paolo Martellini


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: MW 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructors: Corina Mommaerts & Noaki Aizawa


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 | Instructors: 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: TuTh 2:30 – 3:45 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 2:30 – 3:45 pm | Instructor: Kim Ruhl


Credits: 3

Economics 899 - Topics in Computational Economics

Topics in Computational Economics

Lecture 001: MW 5:30 – 6:45 pm | Instructor: Dean Corbae & Jean-François Houde


Credits: 1-3

Economics 899 - Research in Applied Microeconomics

Research in Applied Microeconomics

Lecture 002: T 11:00 – 12:15 pm | Instructor: Matthew Wiswall & Jean-François Houde


Credits: 1

Economics 899 - Research in Macro & International Economics

Research in Macro & International Economics

Lecture 003: W 4:00 – 5:15 pm | Instructor: Kenneth West & Rishabh Kirpalani


Credits: 1

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 3:45-5:00 pm


Credits: 1-7

Economics 913 - Workshop in Econometrics

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

Seminar 001: F 1:30-2:45 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 4:00-5:45 pm


Credits: 1-7

Spring 2021 Courses:

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Economics 710- Econ Stats and Econometrics II

Extensions of the linear regression model; introduction to multiple equation models.

Requisites: ECON709

Lecture 001: MW 11:00 – 12:15 pm | Instructors: Mikkel Soelvsten & Bruce Hansen
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Sections: Remote-Sync, one in person
3:30 – 4:20 R
9:55 – 10:45 F
11:00 – 11:50 F


Credits: 3 – 4

Economics 713: Economic Theory: Microeconomics Sequence

Second course in a two-semester sequence: the theory of market, their efficiency properties, externalities, and the role of prices, and an introduction to the economics of information, including moral hazard and adverse selection.

Requisites: ECON 711

Lecture 001: TR 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructors: Marzena Rostek & Lones Smith
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync, with some async components


Sections: Remote-Sync, one in person
8:50 – 9:40 F
9:55 – 10:45 F
12:05 – 12:55 F


Credits: 3

Economics 714: Economic Theory: Macroeconomics Sequence

Second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics include: asset pricing; fiscal and monetary policy; mechanism design, estimation and calibration of business cycle models.

Requisites: ECON 712

Lecture 001: MW 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructors: Dmitry Mukhin & Rishabh Kirpalani
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Sections: Remote-Sync
1:20-2:10 F
3:30-4:20 F
2:25-3:15 F


Credits: 3

Economics 716: Econometric Methods

Advanced econometric theory.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: MW 9:30 – 10:45 pm | Instructors: Mikkel Soelvsten & Bruce Hansen
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 717: Applied Econometrics

Applied cross section and panel methods.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: TR 9:30 – 10:45 pm | Instructors: Chris Taber & Jean-Francois Houde
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 735: Monetary and Financial Theory

Advanced appraisal of theory and institutions of the financial system, monetary theory, the credit system and financial intermediaries.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: M 5:30 – 8:30 pm | Instructor: Randall Wright
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 736: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory

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

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: W 5:30 – 8:00 pm | Instructors: Rishabh Kirpalani (1st) & Noah Williams (2nd)
Instructional Mode: Kirpalani: Remote-Sync, Williams: Async


Credits: 3

Economics 742: Advanced Public Economics

Incidence of tax burdens and expenditure benefits on relative incomes; effect of taxation on microeconomic decisions relating to work effort, investment, and consumption; analysis of the stabilization, growth, and debt management policies in the context of the economy as a whole; problems in international taxation.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: TR 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Instructors: Jessy Gregory & Naoki Aizawa
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 751: Survey Of Institutional Aspects Of Labor Economics

Taught on a modular basis: Labor Theories and Labor History; Union Political Activities; Collective Bargaining and Public Policy. For use in analysis of problems in areas of labor markets, wages and human resources.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: R 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Instructor: Chao Fu
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 762: 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.

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: TR 2:30 – 3:45 pm | Instructors: Christopher Sullivan & Sorensen
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 809: Topics in Microeconomic Theory

Topics in Microeconomic Theory

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: TR 11:00 am – 12:45 pm | Instructor: Marzena Rostek
Instructional Mode: Remote-Sync


Credits: 3

Economics 872: Advanced International Economics

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

Requisites: Graduate/professional standing

Lecture 001: MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm | Instructors: Charles Engel & Dmitry Mukhin
Instructional Mode: In person


Credits: 3

Economics 902- Workshop in Mathematic Economic Theory

Critical discussion of topics in the field of economic theory.

F 3:45-5:15 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7

Economics 904- 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.

W 3:45-5:30 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7

Economics 914- Workshop in Econometrics

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

F 1:20-3:20 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7

Economics 956- Workshop on Labor Economics

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

M 3:45-5:15 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7

Economics 966- Workshop on Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis

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

R 3:45-5:15 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7

Economics 969- 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.

 Tu 3:45-5:30 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7

Economics 978- 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.

 Tu 3:45-5:30 pm
Mode: Remote


Credits: 1-7