• 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 2015–2016 academic year.

    Fall Semester (September–December)

    This is the Fall 2015 calendar. Classes will start on Mon, Aug 31, and will end on Fri, Dec 11.

    Fall semester final exams will be scheduled the week of Dec 15 through Dec 18 included.


    (All courses are required):

    Mathematics for Economists (Dr. Ran Shao; syllabus ) TR 9-10:15am, room TBA;
    Mathematical Statistics (Pablo Crespo; syllabus) TR 1:30-2:45pm, room TBA;
    Macroeconomics I (Dr. William Hawkins; syllabus) MW 10:25-11:40am, room TBA;
    Microeconomics I (Ayse Yagli; syllabus) TR 12-1:15pm, room TBA.

    Spring Semester (January–May)

    The Spring 2015 MQE academic calendar is found here.



    Econometrics (Pablo Crespo; syllabus): TR 9-10:15am, room LX506; lab sessions on 6 Fri mornings, room TBA;
    Microeconomics II (Dr. Gaetano Bloise; syllabus): TR 10:30-11:45am, room LX506
    Macroeconomics II (Dr. James Kahn; syllabus): MW 11:55am-1:10pm, room LX506


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

    • Computational Macroeconomics (Dr. Omer Acikgoz ; syllabus): MW 10:30-11:45am, room TBA
    • Financial Economics (Dr.Alessandro Citanna; syllabus) TR 3-4:15pm, room TBA at Wilf campus
    • Market Design (Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto; syllabus) TR 4:30-5:45pm, room TBA at Wilf campus
    • Game Theory and Industrial Organization (staff; not offered 2014-2015)
    • Monetary Economics (staff; not offered 2014-2015)


     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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