Graduate Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Microeconomic Theory II
AS.180.602 (01)

The course covers parts of game theory and the economics of information. Game theory topics include solution concepts such as dominance, Nash equilibrium, subgame perfect equilibrium and Perfect Bayesian equilibrium. We will discuss both static and dynamic games and games of complete and incomplete information. The course also introduces the economic issues associated with asymmetric information and analyzes the institutions and mechanisms designed to mitigate the resulting inefficiencies. Topics include adverse selection, moral hazard, incentive contracts, and mechanism design.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Ying, Karni, Edi
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Macroeconomic Theory II
AS.180.604 (01)

This course covers the macrodynamic theory of cycles, unemployment and inflation, and selected subjects.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Instructor: Jeanne, Olivier
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Macroeconomics II
AS.180.606 (01)

Prof. Carroll’s course focuses on heterogeneous agent macroeconomic modeling, with an emphasis on hands-on learning about how to construct heterogeneous agent models using state-of-the-art techniques.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 11:15AM, T 11:45AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Carroll, Chris D
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economics of Uncertainty
AS.180.611 (01)

This course offers a review of subjective expected utility theory of decision making under uncertainty and choice based subjective probabilities. It also explores the motivation for the recent developments of non-expected utility theories under risk and under uncertainty. It examines the role of completeness and awareness in these theories as well as the theories of menu choice and random choice behavior.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Econometrics
AS.180.633 (01)

Mathematical models of economic behavior and the use of statistical methods for testing economic theories and estimating economic parameters. Subject matter will vary from year to year; statistical methods, such as linear regression, multivariate analysis, and identification, estimation and testing in simultaneous equation models, will be stressed.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:00PM - 2:30PM, W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Instructor: Hu, Yingyao
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Microeconometrics II
AS.180.638 (01)

This course is the second in the microeconometrics sequence in the Economics Department. It will introduce a selection of models and techniques that are useful when a researcher wants to estimate a structural model, i.e. a model derived from economic theory. Structural models that try to incorporate restrictions derived from economic theory are used in empirical IO, but also in quantitative marketing research, labor economics and other fields that consider individual decision making. No attempt will be made to be comprehensive. Instead we will focus on a few areas that have been well-researched in recent years: dynamic discrete choice, microeconomic models with latent variables, program evaluation, the empirical analysis of auctions and nonseparable models. Some topics will be included only if time permits. The models and methods developed for these areas are relevant for other cases. The emphasis is on the interaction between economic theory and econometrics. Basic issues are specification and (nonparametric) identification, computational problems and the use of simulation, semiparametric estimation to avoid functional form and distributional assumptions that cannot be derived from economic theory.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 12:00PM - 2:30PM
  • Instructor: Hu, Yingyao
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

International Trade
AS.180.641 (01)

This is a graduate course in international trade. It will develop basic analytical tools and frameworks used in the general equilibrium analysis of international trade. Recent research topics will be discussed in the second half of the course.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 5:15PM - 7:15PM
  • Instructor: Krishna, Pravin
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

International Monetary Economics
AS.180.642 (01)

A link between the balance of payments and asset accumulation/ decumulation, microeconomics of international finance and open-economy macroeconomics. The section on open-economy macroeconomics covers approaches to balance-of-payments adjustments, theories of exchange rate determination and monetary, fiscal, and exchange-market policies under fixed and flexible rate regimes.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:30PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Jeanne, Olivier
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Limited Commitment in Macroeconomics
AS.180.644 (01)

This course studies common environments in macroeconomics where one or more agents lack the ability to credibly commit to making choices in the future (often due to either an enforcement constraint or asymmetric information). Both foundational papers and more recent work will be discussed. Topics to be covered will include models of borrowing and default, models of monetary policy, and models of insurance. In addition to studying these models theoretically, students will learn how to solve some of them computationally (and do so fast enough for quantitative work).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Instructor: Fourakis, Stelios Stephen
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Labor Economics II
AS.180.652 (01)

This course will provide an in-depth treatment of dynamic life-cycle models, including both continuous choice models that can be analyzed using Euler equation methods, and dynamic discrete choice models that required dynamic programming methods. We will study applications of life-cycle models to a range of topics including labor supply and saving, education and occupational choice, and fertility and marriage. We will also examine recent work that incorporates health and health shocks into life-cycle models. Students will learn the econometric and computational methods used to implement dynamic discrete choice models.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Instructor: Keane, Michael
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Asset Pricing
AS.180.662 (01)

This course is an introduction and guide to the most important issues in asset pricing. It begins with classic concepts such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and continues through continuous-time dynamic no-arbitrage models. It covers both basic theory and classic empirical research. Recommended Course Background: AS.180.604, AS.180.633, AS.180.636 or instructor's permission.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 2:45PM, W 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: Duffee, Greg R
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Industrial Organization
AS.180.672 (01)

This course covers methods in applied empirical Industrial Organization. Similarly to the first term, the focus will be on the use of econometric analysis and data for descriptive and measurement purposes, and for testing the predictions of economic theories. Particular attention in this term will be given to dynamic settings and the empirical analysis of firm behavior. Topics to be covered include dynamic discrete choice, dynamic games, and dynamic demand.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 2:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Elliott, Jonathan Tyler
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/9
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Economics of Labor
AS.180.673 (01)

This course is for graduate students at the 3rd year and above who wish to participate in a semester in-depth readings and discussion topics in labor economics and in econometric methods typically used in labor economics and in many other applied microeconomics fields. Students will have to participate in discussions of materials in each class. The topics covered in each semester are partly a function of student interest and their dissertation topics.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 5:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Instructor: Moffitt, Robert A
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Game Theory and Economic Theory
AS.180.676 (01)

The first part of the course will cover topics in game theory including strategic communication, bargaining, repeated and dynamic games; the second part will cover topics in economics of information, mechanism design, and social choice theory not covered in Micro II

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 10:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Ying, Karni, Edi
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Econometrics
AS.180.690 (01)

Advanced econometric techniques are often essential to innovative empirical work, but finding and implementing the right methods for a particular problem poses formidable challenges. This course/seminar aims to address these challenges by combining lectures and discussions of foundational econometric methods in areas of student interest (whether those interests be specific for thesis work or more speculative) with examples of implementation, including software development, in more of a ‘workshop’ environment. The emphasis will be on drawing on the resources of econometric theory to address specific empirical issues while at the same time developing implementation skills.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Spady, Richard H.
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Applied Microeconomics Workshop
AS.180.694 (01)

This is a weekly seminar series that brings in speakers from other universities to present their research in the field of applied microeconomics. Graduate Students only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Elliott, Jonathan Tyler
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Microeconomic Theory Workshop
AS.180.695 (01)

This is a seminar series devoted to the presentation of research in microeconomic theory, typically by speakers from outside the department. Graduate students only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Ying
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Macroeconomics Workshop
AS.180.696 (01)

This course features lectures by economists from other universities. They present research findings at the frontier of the field. Graduate students only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Fourakis, Stelios Stephen
  • Room: Wyman Park W603
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research Seminar
AS.180.697 (01)

The purpose of this seminar is to train students to do research in economics. This course is for second year graduate students in the PhD program in Economics. For Graduate Students Only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room: Wyman Park W604
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 30/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.180.891 (01)

This course is for students working on the dissertation for the Ph.D. in Economics. It is graded pass-fail

  • Credits: 10.00 - 20.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Duffee, Greg R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 40/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Research/Teaching Practicums
AS.180.898 (01)

The purpose of the Ph.D. program in economics is to train students to teach and to do research in economics. This course is for graduate students in the Ph.D. program in economics to obtain graduate credit for work off campus that provides training and the development of skills in teaching and/or research. Before the practicum is begun, the graduate student must identify a sponsoring faculty member or seek permission from the student’s faculty adviser. The faculty member or adviser must sign a form that certifies that graduate credit will be granted, verifies the nature of the work to be performed by the student, and explains how the practicum helps to fulfill a degree requirement. Once completed, the sponsoring faculty member or adviser submits a grade of pass or fail for the student. The course may be used for curricular practical training. Economic majors /Graduate students only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.180.602 (01)Microeconomic Theory IITTh 1:00PM - 2:30PMChen, Ying, Karni, EdiWyman Park W603
AS.180.604 (01)Macroeconomic Theory IITTh 10:00AM - 11:30AMJeanne, OlivierWyman Park W603
AS.180.606 (01)Advanced Macroeconomics IIT 10:00AM - 11:15AM, T 11:45AM - 1:00PMCarroll, Chris DWyman Park W604
AS.180.611 (01)Economics of UncertaintyW 1:00PM - 3:00PMKarni, EdiWyman Park W604
AS.180.633 (01)EconometricsM 1:00PM - 2:30PM, W 10:00AM - 11:30AMHu, YingyaoWyman Park W603
AS.180.638 (01)Microeconometrics IIT 12:00PM - 2:30PMHu, YingyaoWyman Park W604
AS.180.641 (01)International TradeT 5:15PM - 7:15PMKrishna, PravinWyman Park W604
AS.180.642 (01)International Monetary EconomicsTh 3:30PM - 6:00PMJeanne, OlivierWyman Park W604
AS.180.644 (01)Limited Commitment in MacroeconomicsTh 10:00AM - 12:30PMFourakis, Stelios StephenWyman Park W604
AS.180.652 (01)Labor Economics IIW 5:00PM - 7:30PMKeane, MichaelGilman 313
AS.180.662 (01)Asset PricingM 1:30PM - 2:45PM, W 10:00AM - 11:15AMDuffee, Greg RWyman Park W604
AS.180.672 (01)Industrial OrganizationT 2:30PM - 5:00PMElliott, Jonathan TylerWyman Park W604
AS.180.673 (01)Advanced Economics of LaborM 5:00PM - 7:30PMMoffitt, Robert AWyman Park W604
AS.180.676 (01)Topics in Game Theory and Economic TheoryM 10:00AM - 12:30PMChen, Ying, Karni, EdiWyman Park W604
AS.180.690 (01)Advanced EconometricsW 1:00PM - 3:00PMSpady, Richard H.Wyman Park W603
AS.180.694 (01)Applied Microeconomics WorkshopW 3:30PM - 5:00PMElliott, Jonathan TylerWyman Park W603
AS.180.695 (01)Microeconomic Theory WorkshopM 3:30PM - 5:00PMChen, YingWyman Park W603
AS.180.696 (01)Macroeconomics WorkshopT 3:30PM - 5:00PMFourakis, Stelios StephenWyman Park W603
AS.180.697 (01)Research SeminarF 12:30PM - 1:30PMKarni, EdiWyman Park W604
AS.180.891 (01)Dissertation ResearchDuffee, Greg R 
AS.180.898 (01)Research/Teaching PracticumsStaff