Major Learning Outcomes
Master of Arts in Economics
The masters of arts program in economics prepares students for doctoral study in economics by training students to 1) conduct independent and original research in economics of publishable quality; 2) analyze questions of interest to economists and policymakers, employing tools and methods of theoretical and empirical economics in a manner that meets or exceeds the expectations of doctoral admissions committees.
- Students will apply modern economic theory and modern econometric methods to evaluate economic problems, develop policy evaluations, and make policy recommendations.
- Students will produce a research paper suitable to submit to a refereed economics journal.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to formulate original economic research questions, develop an appropriate research design to explore these questions, and conduct appropriate statistical analyses. This includes the ability to create, use and manipulate data that are appropriate for the research question.