Economic Analysis

One distinct advantage of the Economic Analysis concentration is its focus on the development of strong analytical and quantitative skills. Students are well-trained in the application of economic theory and methods of statistical analysis.

The Economic Analysis concentration requirements are as follows:

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)
Course Title Credits
ECON 64004 Quantitative Methods 3
ECON 52050 Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization 3
ECON 62055 Econometrics II 3
ECON 62056 Time Series Analysis 3
Choose from the following: 6
ECON 62072 Economics of Labor Markets* (3)  
ECON 62199 Regional Economics* (3)  
   
Choose from the following: 6
ECON   Electives (3-6)  
ECON 62092 Internship in Economics (3)  
ECON 62199 Economics Thesis (6)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 21

*Students may be allowed to substitute an appropriate economics elective, subject to approval by the graduate coordinator in Economics.

Students who choose this concentration can complete the program in one year (Fall-Spring-Summer), although some prefer to complete it in one and a half years (Fall-Spring-Fall).

A typical class schedule is as follows:

YEAR 1   Credits
Fall Semester    
  Microeconomic Theory 3
  Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization 3
  Quantitative Methods 3
  Econometrics I 3
Fall Total   12
Spring Semester    
  Macroeconomic Theory 3
  Time Series Analysis 3
  Econometrics II 3
  Economics of Labor Markets -OR- Regional Economics 3
Spring Total   12
Summer Session (1 year option)    
  Economics elective* 3
  Economics elective* 3
Summer Total   6
     
-OR-    
     
YEAR 2    
Fall Semester   (1.5 years option)    
  Economics elective* 3
  Economics elective* 3
TOTAL   30

*Economics electives may include at most one 50000 course. Instead of economics electives, students may complete an Internship in Economics (3 credit hours) or a Thesis (6 credit hours). 

Economics Electives:

  • ECON 52065 Problems of Monetary and Fiscal Policy

  • ECON 52068 Industrial Organization and Public Policy

  • ECON 52072 Economics of Labor Markets

  • ECON 52076 Economic Development

  • ECON 52081 Urban Economics

  • ECON 52086 Economics of Health Care

  • ECON 62061 Monetary Theory and Policy

  • ECON 62075 Theory of International Trade

  • ECON 62072 Economics of Labor Markets

  • ECON 62180 Regional Economics

  • ECON 62976 International Finance