Degree Requirements for the PhD in Economics

PhD Comprehensive Examinations
PhD Dissertation
PhD Seminar (EF9100)*
Mathematics and Statistics Review (EF8100)**

EF9901 Advanced Microeconomics I
EF9902 Advanced Macroeconomics I
EF9903 Advanced Econometrics I
EF9904 Mathematical Economics
EF9921 Advanced Microeconomics II
EF9922 Advanced Macroeconomics II
EF9923 Advanced Econometrics II

7 Elective Courses
Electives Category A (Choose a minimum of 5)
EF9905 Advanced Topics in International Trade I
EF9906 International Finance
EF9907 Game Theory
EF9908 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics and Finance
EF9909 Numerical Methods in Economics
EF9910 Advanced Topics in International Trade II
EF9911 Advanced Topics in Labour Economics
EF9912 Directed Study

Electives Category B
EF8913 Empirical Topics in International Finance 
EF8914 Financial Econometrics
EF8932 International Trade under Imperfect Competition
EF8933 Empirical Topics in International Trade
EF8936 International Public Economics
EF8937 Labour Economics
EF8938 Development Microeconomics
EF8939 Topics in Econometrics
EF8940 Environment Economics
EF8941 Topics in Dev Economics
EF8942 Industrial Organization
EF8943 Monetary Economics
EF8944 Panel Data & Nonlinear Model Analysis
EF8945 Nonparametric Data Analysis
AM8001 Analysis and Probability
AM8201 Financial Mathematics
(up to 2 exclusions may be given for Category B Electives)

*Students in their second year of the program (and who have passed the comprehensive exams) are required to attend both the PhD seminar course and the regular departmental seminar series.

**The review course typically takes place during the last two weeks in August (prior to the official start of the school year).  Scheduling information for the review course is sent to incoming students at the end of July.

For course descriptions and prerequisite information, please view the Yeates School of Graduate Studies Calendar.

Please note: The Yeates School of Gradute Studies calendar listed on the main graduate website is the official and binding document listing curriculum and courses. If there are any inconsistencies between content on this site and the Yeates School of Graduate Studies calendar, it is the calendar that remains the binding document.


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