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It is expected that graduates of the program acquire a deep knowledge of modern economics. The following is a tentative schedule for the 2016–2017 academic year.

Fall Semester (September–December)

This is the Fall 2016 calendar. Classes will start on Wed, Aug 31, and will end on Thu, Dec 8.

Fall semester final exams will be scheduled the week of Dec 12 through Dec 16 included.


(All courses are required):

Mathematics for Economists (Dr. Ran Shao; syllabus ) time and room TBA;
Mathematical Statistics (Pablo Crespo; syllabus) time and room TBA;
Macroeconomics I (Dr. Omer Acigkoz; syllabus) time and room TBA;
Microeconomics I (Ayse Yagli; syllabus) time and room TBA.

Spring Semester (January–May)

This is the Spring 2017 calendar. Classes will start on Mon, Jan 23 and will end on Thu, May 4. Finals will be held between Mon, May 8 and Fri, May 11.



Econometrics (Pablo Crespo; syllabus): time and room TBA; lab sessions on 6 Fri mornings, time and room TBA;
Microeconomics II (Dr. Gaetano Bloise; syllabus): time and room TBA;
Macroeconomics II (Dr. James Kahn; syllabus): time and oom TBA.


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

  • Quantitative Macroeconomics (Dr. Omer Acikgoz ; syllabus): time and room TBA;
  • Financial Economics (Dr. Alessandro Citanna; syllabus) time and room TBA;
  • Corporate Finance (staff) time and room TBA;
  • Market Design (Dr. Tadashi Hashimoto; syllabus) time and room TBA.
  • Topics in Game Theory and Industrial Organization (staff; not offered 2016-2017)
  • Monetary Economics (staff; not offered 2016-2017)


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.

2nd Fall Semester (September–December 2017)

This 2nd Fall semester option is very useful to all those who want to continue their studies to a PhD, want to specialize in fields that are not covered by our electives, or may be interested in a business career in Europe. Selected students can skip electives in the Spring semester and instead take 2 electives at Paris 1 University Pantheon- Sorbonne in Paris, France. The MSc in Models and Methods in Quantitative Economics offers a variety of options for electives. See here for the program description, and see here for a list of first year courses (second year courses in Paris will soon be listed). The program is housed at the Maison des Sciences Economiques, one of the Pantheon-Sorbonne schools, located at 106 - 112 Boulevard de l'Hôpital, at the border of the 5th district in downtown Paris, France. Selection of this 2nd Fall semester option starts with a request to the MQE program director by Nov 1, 2016. Students going to Paris for the 2nd Fall semester will graduate in Dec 2017.