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The standard field course requirements for the student’s specialization are listed below.  Keep in mind that a student’s curriculum is tailored to the student’s research interests, and in some cases faculty may recommend or require additional or alternative courses.  If one of the listed courses is not offered, then faculty will suggest and approve alternatives.

Students should consult with the faculty in the field and the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) in selecting their field courses, and a student’s course enrollment must be approved by the DGS who consults with faculty in the respective fields. After completing the field course requirements, most students enroll in a dissertation workshop at which they regularly present and discuss their research work.


Field Field Specialization Requirements
Econometrics  Econ. 870, Econ. 871 and/or 873. Please discuss the additional econometrics and statistics requirements with faculty in the field and the DGS.
Financial Econometrics Econ. 870, 871, Busi. 880 and 886, and Stat. 634, 635, and 836.  Please discuss additional requirements with faculty in the field and the DGS.
Health Economics Econ 850; at least one (1) among Econ 880, 881, 882, 846, 847 and 848; at least one (1) among 870 and 873.
Industrial Organization Econ. 846, 847 and 848; at least one (1) among 870 and 873.
Labor Economics At least two (2) among Econ. 880, 881, 882; at least one (1) among 870 and 873.
International/Macro Three or more courses from Econ. 820, 821, 860 and 861. Students with a focus on international finance or international trade should discuss alternatives with faculty in the field, including courses in the Business School. Typically, students in this field take 871, and international finance students generally take B886 (empirical finance in the Business School).
Microeconomic Theory Econ. 810, 811, and 846.



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