Courses

Master’s Course Offerings:

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Fall 2019 courses: 

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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: TuTh 2:00pm-3:45pm | 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: Raymond Deneckere, Kenneth Hendricks


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 8:25am-9:40am | Instructors: Xiaoxia Shi and Bill Sandholm


Credits: 3
Pre-req: 3 semesters calculus (Math 234), linear algebra (Math 340), mathematical statistics 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: MoWe 2:30-3:45 pm | Instructors: Jesse McCune Gregory, Jeffery A Smith


Credits: 3
Pre-req: Econ 704 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: MW 8:25-9:40am and 2:30-3:45pm | Instructors: Chris Taber, Jean-Francois Houde, Kenneth West.


Credits: 3
Pre-req: Econ 705 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: TuTh 2:30-3:45pm | Instructor: Marek Weretka


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

Spring 2019 courses:

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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: MoWe 11:00-12:15am | 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: MoWe 1:00-2:15 pm | Instructors: Jack Porter and Jeffrey Smith


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: TuTh 2:30-3:45pm | Instructor: Lones Smith

Lecture 002: MoWe 9:30-10:45am | Instructor: Matthew Friedman


Credits: 3
Pre-req: Econ 701 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: TuTh 1:00-2:15pm | Instructor: Raymond Deneckere


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 4:00-5:15pm | Instructors: Xiaoxia Shi and Jack Porter


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

For a listing of economics undergraduate courses offered for Spring 2019, click here.

For a listing of economics PhD courses offered for Fall 2018, click here.