Each semester, students select their courses in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies and other faculty.

Listed below is a typical schedule for a student in the first three years of the program. In the remaining semesters, a student registers for only a field-specific student workshop, and the dissertation research course, Econ. 994, under the direction of the dissertation advisor.

During the first year, students take core courses in econometrics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and quantitative methods. First-year students who have completed Ph.D. level courses elsewhere should meet with the DGS to discuss the possibility of more advanced courses in economics, mathematics or statistics. Students register for Econ. 700 as a Fall Semester course but complete the work in daily sessions during the three weeks before classes begin.

First Year
Three Weeks before the Fall Semester
Econ. 700: Quantitative Methods (August 3 week camp)
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Econ. 710: Microeconomics Econ. 711: Microeconomics
Econ. 720: Macroeconomics Econ. 721: Macroeconomics
Econ. 700: Quantitative Methods Econ. 771: Econometrics
Econ. 770: Econometrics
Econ. 890: Quantitative Methods

 

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics Qualifying Exams
In May of the First Year

 

During the second year, students usually begin taking 800-level field courses (or equivalent if taken in other departments of schools).  Econometrics is not necessarily required in the second year but students who will/might write empirical dissertations should take econometrics courses during both semesters.  Students who do not take econometrics both semesters should talk with the Director of Graduate Studies and faculty in their field of specialization about their dissertation interests. Econ. 871 is a time series econometrics course for students in fields related to macroeconomics, financial economics, and financial econometrics. Econ. 873 is a cross-sectional/panel data econometrics course for students in applied microeconomic fields. Students who choose econometrics or financial econometrics as their field of specialization should consult the DGS and faculty in the field for other requirements in statistics and/or finance.  Also consult the specific course requirements for each of the fields of specialization.  Course sequences occasionally begin in the second semester, and in these cases students should talk with the DGS and other faculty regarding course selection and the timing of the field paper or exam.

 

Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Econ. 870: Econometrics, or other course with approval by the DGS and faculty of the field Econ. 871 or 873: Econometrics, or other course with approval by the DGS and faculty of the field
1st Course in the Specialized Field 3rd Course in the Specialized Field
2nd Course in the Specialized Field (or supporting 800-level course(s)) 4th Course in the Specialized Field (or supporting 800-level course(s))

 

Field Paper or Field Exam shortly after the start
of Fall Semester of the Third Year.

 

During the third year, students take any remaining field courses, with for their specialization, or courses that support their specialization. If students take field courses in either the fall or spring semester, they do not enroll in the dissertation research course (Econ. 994) in the respective semester.

Students also begin attending a field-specific student workshop. Each field has its own workshop, in which students present their ongoing research in an informal setting in which faculty and students in their field give feedback. The workshop does not count toward the required 15 courses.

Third Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Field of Specialization Course (if required) Student field workshop
Field of Specialization Course (if required) Econ. 994
Supporting 800-level courses
Student field workshop

 

Most graduate students must be registered as full-time students.  You must be sure that you satisfy the requirements each fall and spring semester.

 

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