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Graduate Course Descriptions

  ECON 400 - Special Topics II
  ECON 413 - Macroeconomics: Business Cycles and Growth
  ECON 421 - International Economics
  ECON 435 - Industrial Organization
  ECON 436 - Economics of Health and Health Care
  ECON 441 - Labor Economics
  ECON 463 - Environmental Economics
  ECON 471 - Public Finance Expenditure Analysis
  ECON 472 - Public Finance: Taxation and Fiscal Federalism
  ECON 482 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics
  ECON 500 - Thesis
  ECON 502 - Registration for Use of Facilities
  ECON 505 - Economics of Strategy
  ECON 506 - Market Forces in Global Environment
  ECON 511 - Microeconomic Theory
  ECON 512 - Microeconomic Theory
  ECON 513 - Macroeconomic Theory
  ECON 514 - Macroeconomic Theory
  ECON 570 - Economics of the Public Sector
  ECON 581 - Mathematical Methods in Economics
  ECON 582 - Elements of Econometrics I
  ECON 583 - Elements of Econometrics II
  ECON 600 - Doctoral Research and Dissertation
  ECON 611 - Topics in Theoretical and Applied Microeconomics
  ECON 612 - Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  ECON 621 - International Economics
  ECON 622 - International Finance
  ECON 631 - Industrial Organization I
  ECON 632 - Industrial Organization II
  ECON 671 - Public Finance: Optimal Government Size and Expenditure Analysis
  ECON 672 - Public Finance: Taxation and Intergovernmental Relations
  ECON 677 - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  ECON 678 - Economics of Environmental Policy
  ECON 682 - Advanced Topics in Cross-Section Econometrics
  ECON 683 - Time Series Econometrics

ECON 690 - Workshop: Empirical Methods for Observational and Quasi-Experimental Data

Objectives: This course will introduce students to the main identification methods of observational and quasi-experimental empirical economics. Written assignments will require students to hypothesize and articulate sources of identification, propose empirical strategies to estimate effects of interest, and effectively visualize data. Students will be asked to defend their exogeneity assumptions in the face of identification threats. Empirical strategies covered may include difference-in-difference and panel/fixed effects techniques, instrumental variables, control function, regression discontinuity and matching strategies, in addition to various other quasi-experimental techniques. Topics will span a range of fields in order to introduce modal methods in various literatures.

Activities: Students will be responsible for reading, replicating, and responding to representative papers in the empirical literature, both well-published and less well-published. Problem sets will require students to effectively visualize data, conduct empirical analysis, and appropriately respond to questions about interpretation and bias. Students will be required to submit an empirical project or prospectus at the end of the term that uses the methodologies contained in the course.

  ECON 693 - Independent Study



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