Master of Science in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

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Admissions Deadlines

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 semester.

Application Deadline: International Students: April 1; Domestic students: June 1
Application Review Begins:
February 4

This program provides students with a stronger analytic and empirical focus than alternative professional degrees. The Master of Science in Econometrics and Quantitative Economics prepares students for high-level positions in industry and government, as well as to enter PhD program.

The econometrics and quantitative economics master's program has four focus areas:

  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomic theory (individual decision making and market equilibrium, game theory, and market design)
  • Empirical microeconomics (the use of econometric methods to understand markets, industries and other institutions)
  • Experimental/behavioral economics (the use of laboratory methods and approaches from psychology to understand individual and interactive decision making)

Our microeconomics focus sets our Master's in Economics apart. The focus is driven by the strengths and research orientation of the department.

Microeconomics is concerned with individual and firm decision making. It combines formal modeling and data analysis tools to help understand the individual, firm level and social consequences of decision making in interactive environments. The microeconomics focus of our program reflects a long-term commitment of the economics department to strengths in game theory (the theory of interactive decision making), econometrics (which provides the data analysis tools), applied microeconomics (which takes economic theory and econometric methods to field data) and experimental economics (which studies data that are generated under controlled conditions in the laboratory). The department has substantial expertise in industrial organization, labor economics, economic history and environmental economics, all of which are data intensive. The department is one of the premier institutions in the world in experimental economics, being the home of the Economic Science Laboratory, which was founded by the Nobel laureate Vernon Smith.