Elective Courses

The program typically offers the following elective courses in the spring and summer terms of the first year, and the fall and spring terms of the second year: 

Quantitative Economics

  • Big Data and Economics
  • Business and Public Sector Forecasting
  • Computational Economics
  • Decision and Game Theory
  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Microeconometrics  
  • Program Evaluation
  • Statistical Sampling and Survey Methods
  • Time Series Econometrics

Applied Economics

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Development Economics 
  • Energy Economics and Policy 
  • Environmental Economics 
  • Experimental Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Health Economics 
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Finance
  • International Trade 
  • Labor Economics 
  • Law and Economics 
  • Monetary Theory and Policy 
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics 
  • Public Economics 

Elective courses are generally taught by economists who work in government, international organizations, think tanks, consulting firms or other research positions in the Washington, D.C., area. These instructors are highly experienced professionals who have deep expertise in the substantive areas in which they offer courses.

The University's schedules of classes for recent semesters may be viewed here.

Core Courses  Student Handbook