Graduate Student Resources in Economics

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Comprehensive Exams - All Graduate Students

Information on Dates, Deadlines, and Past Exams

Job Opportunities

  • Check out this article for helpful information about how to participate in the academic job market.
  • Job Openings for Economists is a good resource for academic as well as government and/or research institute openings.
  • Inomics runs a site for those considering applying for positions in Europe.
  • For policy, government, and consulting positions, try
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Master's Program

See also: Online MA Resources

Doctoral Program

  • General Information
  • PhD Comprehensive Exams
  • PhD Advisor and Program Director, Professor Walter Park
  • Math Review Course offered at the end of August. (MA students may attend if they wish, although the level of the course is appropriate to PhD studies.) The course is free of charge for all PhD and MA students in the Department of Economics. All new PhD students are strongly urged to attend. This is an essential review of mathematical concepts needed for you fall courses, including calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and basic statistics. Please plan to be here for the last week of August in order to attend this special course, and meet your fellow new students while covering this important material. Contact the Department for details. Recommended summer reading (prior to arrival): chapters 1-10 of Mathematical Methods for Economics (2nd edition) by Michael Klein (Addison-Wesley 2002).

Thesis and Dissertations

Official department and university guidelines: Guide to Preparation of Theses and Dissertations

You may wish to use LaTeX to word process your dissertation, especially if it involves a lot of mathematical expressions. Please consult with your committee chair.

The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) lists classification codes for dissertations.

Economics Graduate Student Union

The Economics Graduate Student Union is a forum for the discussion of economics, economic policy, and graduate student interests and concerns within the Department of Economics. Please contact Stephan Lefebvre for more information.