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Director of Graduate Studies:
*Michael W. Babcock, Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana
*Lance Bachmeier, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Philippe Belley, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
*William F. Blankenau, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Hugh Cassidy, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
*Steven P. Cassou, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
*Yang-Ming Chang, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
*Peri da Silva, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hamilton Fout, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Amanda Gaulke, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
*Philip Gayle, Ph.D., University of Colorado
*Yoon-Jin Lee, Ph.D., Cornell University
Ross Milton, Ph.D., Cornell University
Leilei Shen, Ph.D., University of Toronto
Jin Wang, Ph.D., University of Southern California
*Denotes graduate faculty that are certified to serve as the major professor for doctoral students.
The Department of Economics offers graduate programs leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. The M. A. degree can be completed in one to two years, and course work for the Ph.D. degree can be completed in three years. The Ph.D. degree also requires passage of preliminary examinations and the completion of a doctoral dissertation.
The graduate program in economics provides a strong foundation in macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory, and quantitative analysis. In addition, it offers course work by nationally recognized scholars in such fields as development economics, econometrics, urban and regional economics, international economics, industrial organization, labor economics, and monetary theory and policy. Advanced course work and secondary fields are also available in agricultural economics, computer science, finance, mathematics, political science, statistics, regional planning, and other disciplines.
Graduate research and teaching assistantships provide apprenticeship experiences for future teachers and researchers. Graduate research assistants work with faculty researchers on grant projects. There are two types of graduate teaching assistants: those who teach their own course and those who assist others by grading exams, proctoring, and carrying out other assignments. Teaching assistants may receive full waiver of tuition. In addition, the department offers supplemental awards: the Carroll B. Greene Fellowship, to the outstanding female graduate student, the M. Jarvin Emerson Memorial Scholarship to a top doctoral student, the John Nordin Award for outstanding performance in economic theory, the Ed Bagley Fellowship to an outstanding graduate student, and annual departmental awards for teaching and the best research paper.
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Arts