Program Requirements

 

              

Program Requirements

 

 

 

The program follows the bi-semester system. Summer session may be offered based on the decision of the program committee.Ph.D. students take up to 9 courses, about half of which are spent acquiring the core analytic tools of the profession (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and quantitative methods). All Ph.D. students must complete a doctoral dissertation (thesis)..

 

 

 

Requirements

 

 

 

The graduating students must meet the following criteria:

 

 

 

(1)  Complete all courses required by the curriculum with at least 3.00 grade point average (GPA).

 

 

 

For students who have a Master’s degree

 

    Required courses

15 credits

    Elective courses

12 credits

    Dissertation

36 credits

For students who have a Bachelor’s degree

 

    Required courses

15 credits

    Elective courses

18 credits

    Dissertation

48 credits

 

 

 

(2) Pass the foreign language test as required by the Graduate School. (3)Pass the Qualifying Examination.Students must pass a qualifying examination in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, which will be held at the beginning of the summer and at the beginning of the first semester. Students have 2 attempts to take the qualifying examination. Failing may result in termination from the Ph.D. program. (4)Pass the dissertation proposal, present the dissertation, and pass the dissertation defense with the dissertation committee. The dissertation, or a section of it, must be published or be accepted for publication in a recognized peer-reviewed journal.To be eligible to register for dissertation credits, students must(a)  Pass all required courses and have the cumulative credit at least 24 credits for students who have a Master’s degree or 30 credits for students who have a Bachelor’s degree.(b)  Have at least 3.00 GPA.(c)   Pass the Qualifying Examination.(d)  Receive “Pass” in the dissertation proposal.(e)  Receive approval from the dissertation advisor.

Courses

Required courses

EP711    Microeconomic Theory

EP712    Macroeconomic Theory

EP713    Mathematics and Statistics for Economists

EP714    Econometrics

EP791    Research Methodology

EP792    Seminar in Economics

Elective courses

EP721    Microeconometrics

EP722    Computational Methods for Economists

EP731    Monetary Theory and Policy

EP732    Financial Markets and Institutions

EP733    Financial Economics

EP734    Corporate Finance

EP741    Labor Economics

EP742    Development Economics

EP751    International Trade

EP752    International Finance

EP761    Theory of Economic Growth

EP771    Public Economics

EP781    Game Theory

EP782    Industrial Organization

EP783    Contract Theory

Study Plan

Year 

Semester

Course

Number of Credits

1

First semester

EP711 Microeconomic Theory

3 (3-0-6)

EP712 Macroeconomic Theory

3 (3-0-6)

EP713 Mathematics and Statistics for Economists

3 (3-0-6)

EP714 Econometrics

3 (3-0-6)

Total

12

Second semester

Elective course

3 (3-0-6)

Elective course

3 (3-0-6)

Elective course

3 (3-0-6)

Elective course

3 (3-0-6)

Total

12

2

First semester

EP791 Research Methodology

3 (3-0-6)

EP792 Seminar in Economics

Total

3

Second semester

EP801 Dissertation I /  EP802  Dissertation II

12 (0-0-36)

EP792 Seminar in Economics

Total

12

3

First semester

EP801 Dissertation I /  EP802  Dissertation II

12 (0-0-36)

EP792 Seminar in Economics

Total

12

Second semester

EP801 Dissertation I /  EP802  Dissertation II

12 (0-0-36)

EP792 Seminar in Economics

Total

12

 

 

Grand Total

63

 

 

 

Note: Students who have a Bachelor’s degree must take 2 additional elective courses in the 1st semester of year 2 and 12 more credits on Dissertation II in the 1st semester of year 4.