The primary objective of the graduate program is to educate students as research economists. In the process, students also acquire the background and skills necessary for careers as university teachers and as practitioners of economics.

The curriculum includes a comprehensive treatment of modern theory and empirical techniques. Students are exposed to a broad range of applied fields, and elect specialization in two fields of particular interest. The typical student can expect to spend two full years completing the required course work. The remaining time in the program is usually spent engaging in dissertation research and participating in seminars.



November 14, 2014 Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral
December 5, 2014, noon
Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit for Aut. qtr degree conferral
December 8-12, 2014 
End quarter examinations
December 16-January 4, 2015
Holiday Break
January 5, 2015
First day of Winter Quarter instruction
June 12, 2015
Micro Comp Exam
June 16 2015 Macro Comp Exam
June 19 2015 Metrics Comp Exam
Sept.1 2015 Micro Comp Retake
Sept. 3 2015

Macro Comp Retake

Sept. 7 2015 Econometrics Comp Retake