Economic Analysis/Ph.D. Preparation Track

The Economic Analysis track provides students the tools required to succeed in a Ph.D. program in economics and to boost their competitiveness during the admissions process. Advanced mathematics and econometrics coursework is required, and Ph.D.-level theory courses are strongly recommended. In addition, many students in this track take several computational economics and graduate-level courses in statistics.

Example Schedules




Year 1*

Microeconomics (Econ 205/601), Time Series Econometrics (Econ 220/612), and Basic Analysis (Math 203)

Macroeconomics (Econ 210/602), Computational Economics ( Econ 296/690), Microeconomic Analysis II (Econ 302/705)

Year 2

Finance I (BA 551), Micro-economic Analysis I (Econ 301/701), and Econometrics I (Econ 341/703)


* At end of year 1, example student completed Real Analysis for Economists (Econ 370) in Summer II.





Year 1*

Microeconomics (Econ 205/601), Time Series Econometrics (Econ 220/612), and Introduction to Econometrics (Econ 239/608D)

Macroeconomics (Econ 210/602), Special Topic; Trade and Finance (Econ 295/590), Micro-economic Analysis II (Econ 302/705), and Adv. Calculus (Math 139)

Mathematical Economics (Econ 276/604) and Applied Econometrics II (Econ 289)

* Example student graduated in one year after completion of summer term.


Track Course Requirements


Required Notes
Microeconomics 2  
Macroeconomics 1 Cannot be Econ 266s/656s
Econometrics 1  
Computational 3  
Mathematics 3  
Electives 3  
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