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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.

 

Econometrics

Field Core Courses Suggested Courses Suggested Courses (Outside the Department)
Financial Econometrics ECON 876 – Introduction to Empirical Finance

ECON 870 – Advanced Econometrics
ECON 871 – Time Series Econometrics
BUSI 880 – Financial Economics
STOR 634 – Probability
STOR 635 – Probability II
STOR 836 – Stochastic Analysis

Requirements: core course + 2 suggested courses

Econometrics ECON 871 – Time Series Econometrics
ECON 873 – Micro-Econometrics

ECON 870 – Advanced Econometrics
ECON 876 – Introduction to Empirical Finance
STOR – Probability
STOR – Probability II
STOR – Stochastic Analysis

Requirements: 1 core course + 2 suggested courses

Macroeconomics

Field Core Courses Suggested Courses Suggested Courses (Outside the Department)
International Finance ECON 861 – International Finance

ECON 824 – International Trade
BUSI 880 – Financial Economics
BUSI 899.030 – Foundations of Macro Finance
BUSI 899.033 – Asset Pricing with non-Standard Preferences
BUSI 899.040 – Macroeconomics and Asset Pricing
BUSI 899.089 – Asset Pricing Theory

Duke:
882.18 – International Finance I
882.19 – International Finance II

NC State:
785 Monetary Economics

Requirements: core course + 2 suggested courses

Macro-Economics ECON 820 – Applied Macro Economics
ECON 871 – Time Series Econometrics
Duke:
882.01 – Macroeconometrics
882.14 – Emprical Macroeconometrics

NC State:
784 – Advanced Macroeconometrics

Requirements: core course + 2 suggested courses

Macroeconomics of Inequality ECON 890 – Wealth and Income Distribution

 

Duke:
882.12 – Heterogeneous Agent Macro

Requirements: core course + 2 courses from any core of suggested course in a Macroeconomics field

Macro-Labor ECON 890 – Macroeconomics of Labor Markets
ECON 882 – Topics in Labor Economics: Dynamics and Search
ECON 883 – Search theory
Duke:
882.03 – Expectations and Macroeconomics
882.12 – Heterogeneous Agent Macro

Requirements: core course + 2 suggested courses

Production Networks and Firms ECON 890 – Firm Dynamics and Production Network
ECON 847 – Empirical Industrial Organization I
ECON 848 – Empirical Industrial Organization II
ECON 890 – Macroeconomics of Labor Markets
ECON 890 – Wealth and income distribution
Duke:
824 – International Trade
882.12 – Heterogeneous Agent Macro
882.14 – Empirical Macroeconomics

NC State:
766 Computational Method in Econ. and Finance 784 Advanced Macroeconomics
785 Monetary Economics

Requirements: core course + 2 suggested courses

Microeconomics

Field Core Courses Suggested Courses Suggested Courses (Outside the Department)
Health (Applied) ECON 850 – Health Economics: Demand Side
ECON 890 – Health Economics: Markets and Supply-Side Actors

ECON 847 – Empirical Industrial Organization I
ECON 848 – Empirical Industrial Organization II
ECON 870 – Advanced Econometrics
ECON 873 – Micro-Econometrics
ECON 880 – Labor Economics I
ECON 881 – Labor Economics II
ECON 882 – Topics in Labor Economics – Dynamics and Search
Duke:
881.20 – Dynamic Discrete Choice

Requirements: 2 core courses + 1 suggested courses

Industrial Organization (Applied) ECON 846 – Theoretical Industrial Organization
ECON 847 – Empirical Industrial Organization I
ECON 848 – Empirical Industrial Organization II
ECON 850 – Health Economics: Demand Side
ECON 870 Advanced Econometrics
ECON 873 – Micro-Econometrics
ECON 880 – Labor Economics I
ECON 881 – Labor Economics II
ECON 882 – Topics in Labor Economics – Dynamics and Search
ECON 890 – Health Economics: Markets and Supply-Side Actors
Duke:
825 – Industrial Organization
881.35 – Models of Matching and Sorting

Requirements: 3 core courses

Labor (Applied) ECON 880 – Labor Economics I
ECON 881 – Labor Economics II
ECON 882 – Topics in Labor Economics – Dynamics and Search
ECON 847 – Empirical Industrial Organization I
ECON 848 – Empirical Industrial Organization II
ECON 850 – Health Economics: Demand Side
ECON 870 – Advanced Econometrics
ECON 873 – Micro-Econometrics
ECON 890 – Health Economics: Markets and Supply-Side Actors
Duke:
881.20 – Dynamic Discrete Choice
881.26 – Beliefs and Learning
881.35 – Models of Matching and Sorting
881.36 – The Economics of Race and Racism
883 – Causal Inference and Treatment Effects

Requirements: 3 core courses; or, 2 core courses + 1 suggested course

Search (Applied) ECON 882 – Topics in Labor Economics – Dynamics and Search
ECON 883 – Search theory
ECON 890 – Macroeconomics of Labor Markets

Requirements: 2 core courses + 1 course from the either the Labor or the Macro-labor or the Micro Theory field.

Applied Theory ECON 846 – Theoretical Industrial Organization
ECON 883 – Search Theory
ECON 890 – Theory of Environmental Policy: Taxes and Permits
ECON 810 – Game Theory I
ECON 811 – Game Theory II
ECON 890 – Contracts

Requirements: 2 core courses + 1 suggested course.

Game Theory ECON 810 – Game Theory I
ECON 811 – Game Theory II
ECON 846 – Theoretical Industrial Organization
ECON 883 – Search Theory
ECON 890 – Theory of Environmental Policy: Taxes and Permits
ECON 890 – Contracts

Requirements: 2 core courses + 1 suggested course.

 

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