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and degree level for each application that is submitted.
Chair: Professor Matthew Shapiro
Professors: Adams, Barsky, Basu, Blank, Bornstein (Emeritus), Bound, Brown, Courant, Cross (Emeritus), Deardorff, Dernberger (Emeritus) DiNardo, Fusfeld (Emeritus), Gramlich, Haber (Emeritus), Hines, Holbrook (Emeritus), Howrey, Hymans, Johnson, Juster (Emeritus), Kimball, Laitner, Lafontaine, Lam, Levinsohn, Levinson (Emeritus), MacKie-Mason, Morgan (Emeritus), Mueller (Emeritus), Ng, Porter (Emeritus), Salant, Saxonhouse, Shapiro, Simon, Slemrod, Smith, Solon, Stafford, Steiner (Emeritus), Stern (Emeritus), Svejnar, Tesar, Weisskopf, Whatley, Willis
Associate Professors: Chernew, Dominguez, Kilian, KŸhn, Page, Park, Schoeni
Adjunct Associate Professor: Kossoudji
Assistant Professors: Ben-Shahar, Chabot, Charles, Coleman, Cullen, Hallak, House, Kwon, McCrary, Ozdenoren, Silverman, Somanathan, Stolyarov, Van't Veld, Yang
Interdepartmental Degree Programs
Various faculty of the department participate in the following interdepartmental programs:
Degree Programs of the Department
Master of Arts in Applied Economics
This degree program is designed for students wanting to apply the theory and methodology of economics to the analysis of policy problems. It is not an intermediate step to the Ph.D. The degree program may be pursued by itself or in conjunction with a degree in another field.
Admission: GRE Aptitude Tests (verbal, mathematics, and analytical) required. Three letters of recommendation and transcripts from all colleges and universities attended are also required.
Minimum Number of Credits Required: 33 credit hours.
Specific Course Requirements: Twenty-four credit hours in economics (including six hours of graduate economic theory and nine hours of statistics and quantitative methods beyond the introductory course), plus 9 hours cognate courses required.
Final Examination: None.
Master of Arts in Economics
Students are not admitted for study leading to the M.A. degree. It may be earned while they are in the Ph.D. program.
Minimum Number of Credits Required: 30 credit hours.
Specific Course Requirements: Two core theory courses, plus two courses in some field of specialization. The required proficiency in mathematics and econometrics can be demonstrated by course work or by examination. Two cognate courses are also required.
Final Examination: None.
Doctor of Philosophy
Admission: Graduate Record Examination general aptitude test is required. All applicants should also provide for three letters of reference. All admissions are for September entry, not midyear.
Range of Enrollment: Normally two years of course work.
Specific Course Requirements: At least four advanced theory courses; two terms each of econometrics and mathematics (or demonstrate equivalent level of competence); at least two courses in each of two other specialized areas; two courses in either econometrics or advanced theory. Two cognate courses are also required.
Qualifying Examination: None.
Foreign Language Requirement: None
Work Experience Requirement: Contact graduate program office.
Preliminary Examination: The student writes preliminary examinations in micro- and macroeconomic theory and in two specialized fields.
Dissertation Prospectus: A prospectus outlining the context and methods of the student's dissertation is to be prepared and approved soon after the student's preliminary examination in the specialized field.
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan