Course Requirements in Industrial Economics
ECON 509 Mathematical Economics (I)
ECON 506 Econometrics (Il)
ECON 507 Time Series Analysis
ECON 504 Industrial Organization
ECON 513 Public Finance
ECON 511 International Monetary Theory (I)
ITR 501 International Trade Theory (I)
The doctoral program in Industrial Economics specialization consists mainly of three stages: core preparation, primary and secondary field requirements, and the writing of a dissertation. In addition, each student must complete a course in Contemporary Economic Thought.
The objective of the core courses is to provide student with a solid theoretical foundation in mainstream economics, and the techniques by which data are assembled, evaluate and analyzed. The core courses will not be waived. The qualifying exams will cover the material in ECON 600 and ECON 601. Students may be allowed to start taking the core courses before completing certain foundation courses. ECON 504 ECON 513, ECON 511 and ITR 501 may be taken concurrently with any of the three core courses. ECON 506 and ECON 507 may be taken concurrently with ECON 600 and ECON 510, but must be taken before taking ECON 601.? ECON 509 is a prerequisite for all the three cores. Students may consult with the Director of the PhD Program to work out the study plan.
ECON 600 Microeconomic Theory
ECON 605 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON 601 Advanced Econometrics
ECON 654 Industrial Organization
ECON680 Research Methodology
In addition to the core courses, each student in economics specialization must select three economics courses as his/her primary field: Industrial Organization.Of the three courses chosen, at least one should be at 600 level. The primary field should lead to the writing of a dissertation. A comprehensive examination will be given for one of the primary field courses.
In addition to the primary field, students are required to choose at least two courses as their secondary field. The secondary field requirement must be satisfied by passing the examinations with grades of 70 or higher.
The recommended list of fields includes:
1. Regulatory Economics
2. International Trade Theory
3. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
4. Public Economics
5. Development Economic
6. Agricultural Economics
7. Welfare Economics
8. International Monetary Theory
10. Chinese Economy
11. Urban and Regional Economics
12. Political Economy
13. Telecommunication Economics
In choosing the secondary field courses, students should note that the subject chosen should have a significant underlying body of literature and be broad enough to be recognizable as an area for teaching and research.
The PhD Qualifying Examination
Upon successful completion of the core and primary field courses, students must take the Qualifying Examination. The examination consists of three subjects: ECON600, ECON 601 and one IO course chosen by the student.? The PhD Qualifying Examination is held twice a year in April and October.