Elective Courses

The master’s programs in economics offer a wide variety of elective courses.  Electives are taught by full-time Economics Department faculty members and other highly experienced professional economists with substantial expertise in the topics they teach.  

MS-ECON students select a total of eleven elective courses.  MS-ECON students must also complete at least five courses that are specifically designated as quantitative.  Students choose an appropriate sequence of electives based on the academic track they select – Standard (the default), Computational Economics, or Financial Economics. The Program Director will help students select courses that best suit their individual objectives.

The MS Economics program at Georgetown University was definitely an enriching experience. I personally found the quantitative courses most helpful. The teaching methods applied by the professors were remarkable. These two years have bolstered my career and helped me continue on to work in an international organization.  

Shriya Chauhan, Class of 2020

Since Fall 2019, the electives listed below have been offered in spring, summer, or fall semesters.  Actual course offerings depend on student interest, overall enrollments, and the availability of highly qualified instructors and are published in the University’s Schedule of Classes.

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Asset Pricing and Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Computational Economics
  • Computational Financial Economics
  • Decision and Game Theory
  • Economics of Credit Derivatives
  • Empirical Asset Pricing
  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Empirical Macroeconomics
  • Energy Economics and Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Regulation
  • Health, Aging, and Insurance Markets
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Labor Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Microeconometrics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics 
  • Political Economy
  • Time Series Analysis