Courses

  • GRS CS 995: Ds Computer Sci
  • GRS EC 701: Microeconomic Theory 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Neoclassical general equilibrium theory. Topics covered include consumption, production, existence of competitive equilibrium, fundamental welfare theorems, externalities, and uncertainty.
  • GRS EC 702: Macroeconomic Theory 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Introduction to topics and tools in macroeconomics. Dynamic programming and rational expectations; neoclassical growth and real business cycle models; investment and financial markets; analysis of frictional labor markets.
  • GRS EC 703: Microeconomic Theory 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Noncooperative game theory. Economics of information: adverse selection, signaling, principal agent problem, moral hazard and introduction to mechanism design.
  • GRS EC 704: Macroeconomic Theory 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Effects of taxation and government spending; monetary non-neutrality and nominal rigidities; optimal fiscal and monetary policy.
  • GRS EC 705: Introduction to Mathematical Economics
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Introductory real analysis at the level of metric spaces, correspondences, fixed point theorems, and convexity in Euclidean space. Applications to optimization theory, dynamic programming, and existence of equilibrium.
  • GRS EC 707: Advanced Statistics for Economists
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Intermediate level probability and statistics course intended as preparation for econometrics and economic theory. Topics typically covered include random variables, moments, sampling, point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and asymptotic theory in the context of univariate and multivariate models.
  • GRS EC 708: Advanced Econometrics 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 705 and GRS EC 707; ; or consent of instructor.
    Advanced treatment of econometric theory: projections, OLS, asymptotic theory, instrumental variables, GLS, heteroskedasticity and autocorrelation robust standard errors, multivariate systems, non-linear models, maximum likelihood, misspecified models, hypothesis testing, introduction to time series, unit root and cointegration, simultaneous equations, GMM.
  • GRS EC 709: Advanced Econometrics 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 708; or consent of instructor
    Advanced course in econometrics with an emphasis on applications to cross-section, panel and time series data. Typically covers generalized method of moment and/or likelihood-based estimation in the context of limited dependent variable models, linear panel models, rational expectation models, structural vector autoregressions, and treatment effects.
  • GRS EC 711: Advanced Topics in Econometrics
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 708; or consent of instructor.
    Advanced course in econometrics with an emphasis on recent topics of research in microeconometrics. Examples of topics covered include nonparametric estimation, bootstrap, partial and weak identification, nonseparable models, quantile and distributional methods, nonlinear panel data models, and structural estimation.
  • GRS EC 712: Time Series Econometrics
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 708; or consent of instructor.
    Theory of stationary processes: models, estimation in the time and frequency domain, spectral analysis, asymptotic distribution, Kalman filter, VAR models. Non-stationary processes: functional central limit theorem, asymptotic results with unit roots, tests for unit roots, cointegrated systems, structural change models.
  • GRS EC 716: Game Theory
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 705; or a course in real analysis; or consent of instructor.
    Noncooperative game theory with applications.
  • GRS EC 717: Advanced Topics in Microeconomic Theory 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 701; or consent of instructor.
    Topics in microeconomic theory to be selected by course instructors. Areas include contracts, mechanism design, organizations. Pure and applied theory with pathways to empirical applications.
  • GRS EC 718: Advanced Topics in Microeconomic Theory 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 701; or consent of instructor.
    Topics in microeconomic theory to be selected by course instructors. Areas include theory and applications of models of abstract choice, choice under uncertainty (risk, subjective uncertainty, ambiguity), choice over time, choice over menus. Critical analysis of key papers in the literature.
  • GRS EC 721: Topics in Development Economics 1
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 701 and GRS EC 702; or consent of instructor.
    Analytical approaches to development economics, using applications of contract theory, information economics, voting theory, and dynamic methods. Topics include credit, households, firms, networks, occupational choice and human capital investment, inequality and institutional dynamics, property rights, political competition, corruption and clientelism.
  • GRS EC 722: Topics in Economic Development 2
    Graduate Prerequisites: consent of instructor.
    Empirical analysis of the economic development process, addressing both proximate causes (capital, labor, human capital investments, credit and insurance market failures, and trade flows) and fundamental causes (institutional factors, conflict, and state capacity), integrated with training in empirical methods.
  • GRS EC 731: Market Organization and Public Policy
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 703; or consent of instructor.
    Analytical foundations of public policy toward market organization. Theoretical emphasis on imperfect competition, the structure of markets, and the strategic behavior of firms and consumers. Implications for policy in developed and less-developed countries.
  • GRS EC 732: Topics in Industrial Organization
    Graduate Prerequisites: or consent of instructor.
    Advanced topics in research in industrial organization, often emphasizing empirical applications, such as estimation of demand and estimation of strategic interactions between firms.
  • GRS EC 733: Empirical Industrial Organization
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 703; or consent of instructor.
    This course studies the frontiers of research in industrial organization, and emphasizes connections between theoretical and empirical topics. Typical topics are advanced demand estimation, auctions and market design. Can be taken separately or in addition to GRS EC 731 and EC 732.
  • GRS EC 741: Topics in Macroeconomics and Monetary Theory
    Graduate Prerequisites: GRS EC 701 and GRS EC 702; or consent of instructor.
    Advanced topics in macroeconomics and empirical macroeconomics. Topics include empirical and theoretical perspectives on the role of monetary policy in the economy, labor markets, firm dynamics, links between financial markets and macroeconomic outcomes, and causes and consequences of inequality among households.