University of Wisconsin–Madison

PhD Course Offerings

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Fall 2018 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: W 5:30-8pm | Instructor: John Kennan


    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: Jack Porter & Xiaoxia Shi


    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


    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


    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: Xiaoxia Shi & 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 718- Topics in Applied Econometrics

    Topics in Applied Econometrics

    Lecture 001: MW 9:30-10:45, Instructor: Ken West


    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 – 7:30 pm | 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 761- Empirical Analysis of Industrial Organization and Public Policy

    Empirical Analysis of 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: MW 11:00-12:15 | Instructor: Ken 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 2:30-3:45 | 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 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 - Topics: Industrial Organization

    Topics in industrial organization.

    Lecture 001: TH 9:30-10:45am, Instructors: Alan Sorensen & JF Houde


    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: Contact Department

  • 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: Contact Department

  • 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: Contact Department

  • 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: Contact Department

  • 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: Contact Department

  • 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: Contact Department

  • 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: Contact Department

Spring 2018 Courses: