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Core Courses and the First Two Years

The core courses emphasize thinking about and analyzing economic problems. We have modified the traditional approach used by many programs by increasing the number of microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory courses to three of each (the third courses are normally taken in the second year of study, along with field courses). This allows more in-class examples and discussion of the topics in each of the two theory sequences.

For a list of Graduate Economic Courses, click here. For course syllabi, click here. For prelims (VU affiliated only), click here.

A typical program for the first two years (most students are teaching or research assistants after their first year) would appear as follows: