Doctoral Courses

All doctoral courses offered by the Department of Economics are listed here. View courses by clicking the course name or number:

Course Name Units Description
ECON 501A Microeconomic Theory
3

Value and distribution.

ECON 501B Microeconomic Theory
3

General equilibrium and welfare economics.

ECON 501C Microeconomic Theory
3

Other selected topics.

ECON 519 Mathematical Economics
2

Introduction to the theory and methods of mathematical economics and its applications. Designed primarily for entering graduate students majoring in economics.

ECON 520 Theory of Quantitative Methods in Economics
3

Introduction to the basic concepts of statistics and their application to the analysis of economic data. Designed primarily for entering graduate students majoring in economics.

ECON 522A Econometrics
3

The theory of econometric estimation of single and simultaneous equation models.

ECON 522B Econometrics
3

Additional topics in the theory of econometric estimation of single and simultaneous equation models.

ECON 597C Teaching Methods in Economics

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 696A Experimental Economics I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696B Experimental Economics II
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696C Applied Economic Analysis I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696E Econometric Modeling I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696F Econometric Modeling II
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696H Labor Economics I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696I Labor Economics II
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696P Industrial Organization and Regulation I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696Q Industrial Organization and Regulation II
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696R Advanced Microeconomic Theory I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696S Advanced Microeconomic Theory II
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696U Game Theory
3

Development and application of game theoretic models and techniques.

ECON 696V Environmental and Energy: Applied Theory
3

Using formal economic analysis to provide new perspectives on environmental questions. The first half of the course emphasizes methods for dynamic analysis and numerical techniques for dynamic optimization, with special application to climate economics. The second half studies theoretical approaches to a core set of environmental and energy topics, including decision-making under uncertainty.

ECON 696W Environmental and Energy Economics - Empirical
3

The analysis of important and current empirical topics in environmental and energy economics. It begins with a brief introduction to some of the most important theoretical ideas of environmental economics and then dives into recent empirical analyses of the costs and benefits of environmental and energy issues. Topics will include: economic and health costs of pollution, wholesale and retail electricity markets, household energy behavior, emissions markets, the effects of environmental regulation on firms, fuel economy standards and gasoline taxes, and the relationship between the environment and economic development.

ECON 696X Economic History I
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

ECON 696Y Economic History II
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting.

ECON 696Z Law and Economics
3

Development and analysis of theoretical and applied models at the intersection of law and economics, including asymmetric information, adverse selection, moral hazard, and contracts.

ECON 697A Experimental Economics
3

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 697B Applied Economic Analysis
3

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 697C Econometric Modeling
3

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 697I Advanced Microeconomic Theory
3

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 900 Research

Individual research, not related to thesis or dissertation preparation, by graduate students.

ECON 910 Thesis

Research for the master's thesis (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or thesis writing). Maximum total credit permitted varies with the major department.

ECON 920 Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).