• MS in Quantitative Economics

  • Courses

    It is expected that graduates of the program acquire a deep knowledge of modern economics. The following is a tentative schedule for the 2014–2015 academic year.

    Fall Semester (September–December)

    This is the Fall 2014 MQE calendar. Classes will start on Tue, Sept 2, and will end on Fri, Dec 12.

    Fall semester final exams will be scheduled the week of Dec 15 through Dec 19 included.

    The Spring 2015 MQE academic calendar will follow the YC/SWC undergraduate calendar, found on the YU webpage.

    (All courses are required):

    Mathematics for Economists (Dr. Ran Shao; syllabus ) TR 9-10:15am, room LX506;
    Mathematical Statistics (Suleyman Taspinar; syllabus) MW 9-10:15am, room LX506;
    Macroeconomics I (Dr. William Hawkins; syllabus) MW 10:30-11:45am, room LX506;
    Microeconomics I (Dr. Michael Richter; syllabus) TR 10:30-11:45am, room LX506.

    Spring Semester (January–May)


    Econometrics (Suleyman Taspinar; syllabus): MW 9-10:15am, room TBA; lab sessions on 6 Fri mornings, room TBA;
    Microeconomics II (Dr. Gaetano Bloise; syllabus): TR 10:30-11:45am, room TBA
    Macroeconomics II (Dr. James Kahn; syllabus): MW 10:30-11:45am, room TBA


    The electives can be chosen from a list of courses such as:

    • Computational Macroeconomics (Dr. Omer Acikgoz ; syllabus): MW 12noon-1:15pm, room TBA
    • Financial Economics (Dr.Alessandro Citanna; syllabus) TR 3-4:15pm, room TBA
    • Market Design (Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto; syllabus) TR 4:30-5:45pm, room TBA
    • Game Theory and Industrial Organization (staff; not offered 2013-2014)
    • Monetary Economics (staff; not offered 2013-2014)

    More electives than the minimum required of 2 can be taken. Required courses can also be waived, and students can then select more electives.

    Summer Semester (May–July)

    Independent studies, and an essay that can take the form of: a report about a three-to-four month research internship in a research laboratory or equivalent institution, or; a research paper, under the supervision of a faculty member.

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