• MS in Quantitative Economics

  • Courses

    It is expected that graduates of the program acquire a deep knowledge of modern economics. The following is a tentative schedule for the 2013–2014 academic year.

    Fall Semester (August–December)

    For the Fall 2013 MQE academic calendar, click here.

    The Spring 2014 MQE academic calendar follows the YC/SWC undergraduate calendar, found on the YU webpage.


    Mathematics for Economists (Dr. Ran Shao; syllabus ) TR 9-10:15am, LX 506;
    Mathematical Statistics (Dr. Qin; syllabus) TR 1-2:15pm, LX 312;
    Macroeconomics I (Dr. William Hawkins; syllabus) MW 10:30-11:45am, LX 506;
    Microeconomics I (Dr. Michael Richter; syllabus) TR 10:30-11:45am, LX 506.

    Strongly recommended
    Real Variables (Dr. Antonella Marini; syllabus) TR 6-7:15pm, F310 (Wilf campus).

    Spring Semester (January–May)


    Econometrics (S. Taspinar; syllabus): MW 9-10:15am, room TBA; lab sessions Fri 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 5/2, 10-11:15am, room TBA
    Microeconomics II (Dr. Gaetano Bloise; syllabus): TR 10:30-11:45am, room TBA
    Macroeconomics II (Dr. James Kahn; syllabus): MW 10:30-11:45am, room TBA


    The electives can be chosen from a list of courses such as:

    • Computational Macroeconomics (Dr. Omer Acikgoz ; syllabus): MW 12noon-1:15pm, room TBA
    • Financial Economics (Dr.Alessandro Citanna; syllabus) TR 3-4:15pm (Wilf campus), room TBA
    • Market Design (Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto; syllabus) TR 4:30-5:45pm (Wilf campus), room TBA
    • Game Theory and Industrial Organization (staff; not offered 2013-2014)
    • Monetary Economics (staff; not offered 2013-2014)

    More courses than the minimum required can be taken. Required courses can also be waived, and students can then select multiple electives.

    Summer Semester (May–July)

    Independent study and an essay that can take the form of: a report about a three-to-four month research internship in a research laboratory or equivalent institution, or; a research paper, under the supervision of a faculty member.

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