MSPE Courses

Course Information

All MSPE (Master of Science: Policy Economics) courses are restricted to students in this program. No overrides will be provided.

MSPE courses are typically ECON 500-519 (some ECON 590's are also restricted to MSPE).

Students must complete two or more elective courses listed under a particular specialization; at least one of the courses must be at the 500 level.

Core (mandatory)

Advanced Econometrics

  • Time Series Analysis in Econ (Econ 504)* Prof. Shin; Prof. Agiakloglou
  • Applied Econometrics for Micro* (Econ 590)
  • Or Econometric Ph.D. courses subject to having the prerequisite with the approval of academic advisor.

*Prerequisite courses are Economic Statistics (Econ 502) and Econometrics (Econ 503) unless student has strong statistical/econometrics background.

Development Economics

Environment and Natural Resources

  • Environment and Development (Ace 411)
  • Advanced Natural Resource Economics (Econ 548/Ace 510)
  • Environmental Economics (Econ 549/Ace 516)
  • Environmental Economics (Econ 415)

Industrial Organization

  • Introduction to Game Theory (Econ 505)
  • Industrial Organization (Econ 590)
  • Government Regulation of Economic Activity (Econ 481)
  • Economics of Innovation and Technology (Econ 483)

International Economics

Labor Economics

  • Labor Market Regulations Around the World (Econ 590)
  • Economics of Labor Markets (Econ 440)
  • Collective Bargaining (Econ 542)
  • Economics of the Workplace (Econ 447)
  • Employee Compensation and Incentives (Econ 448)

Law and Economics

Monetary Economics

Public Economics

Urban and Regional Economics

In addition to above fields, it is possible to construct new fields. You need the approval of your academic advisor.

Other Recommended Electives