Department Head

Professor Stephen L. Ross


Cosgel, Couch, Hallwood, Knoblauch, Langlois, Miceli, Ray, Ross, and Segerson

Associate Professors

Ahking, Alpert, Furtado, Harmon, Minkler, Morand, Randolph and Shor

Assistant Professors

Agüero, Baggio, Bar, Huang, Naknoi, Prakash, Simon, Zhao

Study leading to the Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees is offered.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree

The MA program in economics is a 24-credit program consisting of advanced coursework in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematical Economics, and Econometrics, plus additional electives that are chosen based on the student’s interests.  Students pursuing Plan B (non-thesis option) can complete the program in one academic year.  Students also have the option to do a more extensive master’s thesis (Plan A).

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree

The Ph.D. program is designed to be completed in 5 years.  Students in the Ph.D. program are required to pass core course requirements in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, mathematical economics, and econometrics, as well as field-related coursework.

Students choose a primary field from among the following: Industrial Organization, Macro/Money, Labor Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics. Opportunities to pursue work in other fields, such as Development, Law and Economics, or Economic History, are also available. Each student must pass preliminary examinations in both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, complete a Third Year Paper requirement, successfully defend a dissertation proposal, and complete and defend a Ph.D. dissertation.

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