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Course Requirements

To complete this concentration, students are required to take three graduate-level Economics courses. ECO 502, ECO 555 and ECO 509 (if taken to satisfy core requirements) are not approved for use as MBA concentration electives.  Students are encouraged to consult with Economics faculty for course recommendations.
 
 

ECO 507

RESEARCH METHODS FOR POLICY ANALYSIS I

This course focuses on the tools and techniques used to statistically analyze economic data. We will focus on both theoretical understanding (why do we use such tools and how do they work) and applied understanding (the ability to carry on a research project using these tools). Students will learn Stata, which is the most widely used statistical analysis programming language in Economics. Students will learn the practical skills of how to choose the right tools for the analysis, how to prepare and inspect the data, and how to run an analysis that is robust, can be replicated, and can be understood and used by others - all extremely valuable qualities in real life work.
Prerequisites:
ECO 555 or ECO 505 is a prerequisite for this class

ECO 508

RESEARCH METHODS FOR POLICY ANALYSIS II

This course focuses on advanced techniques used to statistically analyze economic data. We will focus on both theoretical understanding (why do we use such tools and how do they work) and applied understanding (the ability to carry on a research project using these tools). Topics to be covered include the analysis of time series and panel data, discrete choice models, simultaneous equations, forecasting and experimental methods. Students will learn statistical Stata commands that apply to the advanced topics covered.
Prerequisites:
ECO 555 or ECO 505 is a prerequisite for this class