The doctoral minor in economics provides an opportunity for students in other disciplines to obtain economics training to complement their primary doctoral program. Additional information is available on the minor page of the Department of Economics website.
Graduate students should obtain the appropriate minor agreement forms from their home department. The minor field must be approved by the Department of Economics director of graduate studies. For help with planning a minor or other question, students should contact the department's graduate advisor.
The economics doctoral minor requires four courses (12 credits) taken as a graduate student. At least one course must be from the theory sequence (ECON 711 Economic Theory-Microeconomics Sequence, ECON 712 Economic Theory-Macroeconomics Sequence, ECON 713 Economic Theory: Microeconomics Sequence, ECON 714 Economic Theory; Macroeconomics Sequence) along with three appropriate doctoral-level courses at the 600–900 level. Courses that are part of the economics master’s program cannot be used as part of the minor sequence. Not more than one course may be a reading course, workshop, or seminar. In addition, the course sequence must comply with the Graduate School policy for Option A Minors.
Faculty: Professors Blank, Corbae, Deneckere, Engel, Fu, Hansen, Hendricks, Kennan, Lentz, Porter, Rostek, Ruhl, Sandholm, Scholz, Seshadri, J. Smith, L. Smith, Sorensen, Taber, Walker, West, Williams, Wiswall, Wright; Associate Professors Freyberger, Houde, Quint, Shi, Weretka; Assistant Professors Aizawa, Atalay, Bilir, Gregory, Kirpalani, Magnolfi, Mommaerts, Sølvsten, Sullivan; Visiting Assistant Professors Alder, Pauley; Affiliate Professors Chinn, Montgomery, Schechter, Smeeding; Affiliate Associate Professors Wallace; Affiliate Assistant Professors Chang, Chung, Sarada