The Graduate Program
Graduate study in the Department of Economics stresses both applied and theoretical economics. The department’s several degree programs emphasize economic theory, econometrics, and specialized fields in applied and development economics. The department prepares students for careers in academics, government at all levels, and in international organizations. Graduate courses in the department help students master basic tools of economic theory and quantitative analysis and, further, demonstrate the means by which theoretical tools may be applied to practical problems. Faculty in the department maintain close and informal contact with graduate students, and guide research students through what are often their first major pieces of independent research.
Affiliated with the Department of Economics is the Institute for Economic Development (IED), which focuses on the economic problems of developing countries. It serves as a focal point for economic research by students, faculty, and visiting scholars. For more information on IED, contact the administrative manager at IED, 264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-4030; firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the department or program, contact the PhD Program Administrator at 617-353-4454 or email@example.com, the Master’s Program Administrator at 617-353-4453 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Department of Economics at 270 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.