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 15, 2013 Application deadline for Autumn Quarter degree conferral
December 6, 2013, noon
Ph.D. dissertation, last day to submit for Aut. qtr degree conferral
December 9-13, 2013
End quarter examinations
December 17-January 5, 2014
Holiday Break
January 6, 2014
First day of Winter Quarter instruction
May 30, 2014
Metrics Comp Exam
June 6, 2014 Micro Comp Exam
June 13, 2014 Macro Comp Exam
Sept. 2 2014 Micro Comp Retake
Sept. 4 2014

Macro Comp Retake

Sept. 8 2014 Econometrics Comp Retake