• 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 2015–2016 academic year.

    Fall Semester (September–December)

    This is the Fall 2015 calendar. Classes will start on Mon, Aug 31, and will end on Fri, Dec 11.

    Fall semester final exams will be scheduled the week of Dec 15 through Dec 18 included.


    (All courses are required):

    Mathematics for Economists (Dr. Ran Shao; syllabus ) TR 9-10:15am, room TBA;
    Mathematical Statistics (Pablo Crespo; syllabus) TR 1:30-2:45pm, room TBA;
    Macroeconomics I (Dr. William Hawkins; syllabus) MW 10:25-11:40am, room TBA;
    Microeconomics I (Ayse Yagli; syllabus) TR 12-1:15pm, room TBA.

    Spring Semester (January–May)

    This is the Spring 2016 calendar. Classes will start on Mon, Jan 25 and will end on Thu, May 5. Finals will be held between Mon, May 9 and Fri, May 20.



    Econometrics (Pablo Crespo; syllabus): MW 11:55am-1:10pm, room LX506; lab sessions on 6 Fri mornings, room TBA;
    Microeconomics II (Dr. Gaetano Bloise; syllabus): TR 10:30-11:45am, room LX403;
    Macroeconomics II (Dr. Omer Acikgoz; syllabus): MW 9am-10:15am, room LX506.


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

    • Quantitative Macroeconomics (Dr. Omer Acikgoz ; syllabus): MW 10:30-11:45am, room LX506;
    • Financial Economics (Dr. Alessandro Citanna; syllabus) TR 4:15pm-5:45pm, room Glueck 518 (Wilf campus);
    • Market Design (Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto; syllabus) TR 3pm-4:15pm, room TBA (Wilf campus).
    • Game Theory and Industrial Organization (staff; not offered 2015-2016)
    • Monetary Economics (staff; not offered 2015-2016)


     More electives than the minimum required of 2 can be taken. Required courses can also be waived, and students can then select more electives.

    Summer Semester (May–August)

    Independent studies, 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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