University of Wisconsin–Madison

Courses

Master’s Course Offerings:

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Fall 2017 courses:

  • Economics 700- Mathematics for Economists

    Mathematics for Economists (UW Course Guide)

    Mathematical techniques used in economics analysis at a Master level. Topics include: proof techniques, optimization, introductory topology, functional analysis, linear algebra for microeconomists and differential equations.

    Lecture 001: MW 11:00am-12:15pm | Instructor: David Hansen


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 3 semesters calculus (Math 234), linear algebra (Math 340) or consent of instructor

  • Economics 701- Microeconomics 1

    Microeconomics I (UW Course Guide)

    First course in a two-semester sequence covering: consumer theory, producer theory, and markets under partial and general equilibrium, and with externalities or market power. The sequence will include an introduction to decision theory and game theory, and applications to auction theory and partially informed trade.

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


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 3 semesters calculus (Math 234), linear algebra (Math 340) & Graduate standing, or consent of instructor

  • Economics 704- Econometrics 1

    Econometrics I (UW Course Guide)

    Econometric methods, theory, and applications. Matrix algebra will be used. Topics include linear regression, least-squares estimation, inference, and hypothesis testing. Suitable for graduate (master’s level) students.

    Lecture 001: MW 9:30-10:45am | Instructors: Jack Porter and Bill Sandholm


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 3 semesters calculus (Math 234), linear algebra (Math 340), mathematical statistics or consent of instructor

  • Economics 706- Econometrics III

    Econometrics III (UW Course Guide)

    This course focuses on using econometric methods to address empirical questions, conduct empirical research, and write empirical papers in economics.

    Lecture 001: TR 1:00-2:15pm and 2:30-3:45pm | Instructors: Chris Taber and Bruce Hansen


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Econ 705 or consent of instructor

Spring 2017 courses: 

  • Economics 702- Macroeconomics 1

    Macroeconomics I (UW Course Guide)

    First master’s level macroeconomics course. A mathematical approach to the study of aggregate output determination, including analysis of consumption, labor markets, economic growth, and business cycles. Analysis of fiscal and monetary policies and their interactions.

    Lecture 001: MW 2:30-3:45pm | Instructor: Noah Williams


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: 3 semesters calculus (Math 234), linear algebra (Math 340) or consent of instructor

  • Economics 705- Econometrics II

    Econometrics II (UW Course Guide)

    Econometric methods, theory, and applications. Topics include instrumental variables, GMM, panel data, limited dependent variables, time series, and vector autoregressions.

    Lecture 001: MW 9:30-10:45am | Instructor: Jack Porter


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Econ 704 or consent of instructor.

  • Economics 708- Microeconomics II

    Microeconomics II (UW Course Guide)

    Second course in a two-semester sequence covering: consumer theory, producer theory, and markets under partial and general equilibrium, and with externalities or market power. The sequence will include an introduction to decision theory and game theory, and applications to auction theory and partially informed trade.

    Lecture 001: MW 1-2:15pm | Instructor: Raymond Deneckere


    Credits: 3
    Pre-req: Econ 701 or consent of instructor

For a listing of economics undergraduate courses offered for Fall 2017, click here.

For a listing of economics PhD courses offered for Fall 2017, click here.