RequirementsThe program follows the bi-semester system. Summer session may be offered based on the decision of the program committee.Ph.D. students take up to 9 courses, about half of which are spent acquiring the core analytic tools of the profession (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods). All Ph.D. students must complete a doctoral dissertation (thesis).
RequirementsThe graduating students must meet the following criteria:
(1) Complete all courses required by the curriculum with at least 3.00 grade point average (GPA).
|(2) Pass the foreign language test as required by the Graduate School. (3)Pass the Qualifying Examination.Students must pass a qualifying examination in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, which will be held at the beginning of the summer and at the beginning of the first semester. Students have 2 attempts to take the qualifying examination. Failing may result in termination from the Ph.D. program. (4)Pass the dissertation proposal, present the dissertation, and pass the dissertation defense with the dissertation committee. The dissertation, or a section of it, must be published or be accepted for publication in a recognized peer-reviewed journal.To be eligible to register for dissertation credits, students must(a) Pass all required courses and have the cumulative credit at least 24 credits for students who have a Master’s degree or 30 credits for students who have a Bachelor’s degree.(b) Have at least 3.00 GPA.(c) Pass the Qualifying Examination.(d) Receive “Pass” in the dissertation proposal.(e) Receive approval from the dissertation advisor.
Required coursesEP711 Microeconomic Theory
EP712 Macroeconomic Theory
EP713 Mathematics and Statistics for Economists
EP791 Research Methodology
EP792 Seminar in Economics
Elective coursesEP721 Microeconometrics
EP722 Computational Methods for Economists
EP731 Monetary Theory and Policy
EP732 Financial Markets and Institutions
EP733 Financial Economics
EP734 Corporate Finance
EP741 Labor Economics
EP742 Development Economics
EP751 International Trade
EP752 International Finance
EP761 Theory of Economic Growth
EP771 Public Economics
EP781 Game Theory
EP782 Industrial Organization
EP783 Contract Theory
Study PlanNote: Students who have a Bachelor’s degree must take 2 additional elective courses in the 1st semester of year 2 and 12 more credits on Dissertation II in the 1st semester of year 4.