PH.D.IN ECONOMICS

PROGRAM 

Requirements

The 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).
 

Requirements

The graduating students must meet the following criteria:
(1) Complete all courses required by the curriculum with at least 3.00 grade point average (GPA).
 
For students who have a Master’s degree
Required courses 15 credits
Elective courses 12 credits
Dissertation 36 credits
 
For students who have a Bachelor’s degree
Required courses 15 credits
Elective courses 18 credits
Dissertation 48 credits
 
(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.
 

Courses

Required courses

EP711    Microeconomic Theory
EP712    Macroeconomic Theory
EP713    Mathematics and Statistics for Economists
EP714    Econometrics
EP791    Research Methodology
EP792    Seminar in Economics
 

Elective courses

EP721    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 Plan

Note:   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.
 
YEAR SEMESTER COURSE NUMBER OF CREDITS
1 First EP711 Microeconomic Theory 3 (3-0-6)
EP712 Macroeconomic Theory 3 (3-0-6)
EP713 Mathematics and Statistics for Economists 3 (3-0-6)
EP714 Econometrics 3 (3-0-6)
Total 12
Second semester Elective course 3 (3-0-6)
Elective course 3 (3-0-6)
Elective course 3 (3-0-6)
Elective course 3 (3-0-6)
Total 12
2 First semester    
EP791 Research Methodology 3 (3-0-6)
EP792 Seminar in Economics -
Total 3
Second semester EP801 Dissertation I /  EP802  Dissertation II 12 (0-0-36)
EP792 Seminar in Economics -
Total 12
3 First semester EP801 Dissertation I /  EP802  Dissertation II 12 (0-0-36)
EP792 Seminar in Economics -
Total 12
Second semester EP801 Dissertation I /  EP802  Dissertation II 12 (0-0-36)
EP792 Seminar in Economics -
Total 12
    Grand Total 63