Course Schedule

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.

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.

Macroeconomic Theory II
AS.180.604 (01)

First term: a comprehensive treatment of macroeconomic theory, including static analysis of aggregate output employment, the rate of interest, and the price level; aggregative theory of investment, consumption, demand and supply of money; empirical work on aggregative relationships. Second term: the macrodynamic theory of growth, cycles, unemployment and inflation, and selected subjects.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Jeanne, Olivier
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Advanced Macroeconomics II
AS.180.606 (01)

Topics of recent research in macroeconomics. Prof. Ball’s course covers nominal rigidities, dynamic-consistency theories of inflation, inflation inertia and the costs of disinflation, monetary policy, costs and benefits of price stability, benefits of output stabilization, alternative policy rules, measuring inflation, unemployment, efficiency-wage theories, the behavior of the NAIRU, macro in middle-income countries, high inflation and stabilization, currency crises. Prof. Carroll’s course analyzes implications of the buffer-stock and habit formation theories of consumption for comovement of aggregate variables and asset pricing. The models are applied to study the phenomena of declining U.S. saving rate, the dynamic relationship between saving rates and growth, and the equity premium puzzle.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 11:30AM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Carroll, Christopher D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/9
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/9
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Game Theory
AS.180.622 (01)

The topics covered include solutions concepts such as dominance, rationalizability, Nash equilibrium, correlated equilibrium, subgame perfect equilibrium and Perfect Bayesian equilibrium. We will discuss both static and dynamic games and games of complete and incomplete information.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Ying
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economics of Information
AS.180.623 (01)

The course introduces the economic issues associated asymmetric information and analyses the institutions and mechanisms designed to mitigate the resulting inefficiencies. Topics include: Adverse selection; moral hazard; incentive contracts; and mechanism design.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Applied Microeconometrics
AS.180.632 (01)

This course teaches methods for using micro-data to recover structural parameters of microeconomic models. We cover static models, but focus largely on single-agent dynamic programming, including “full solution” methods along with innovations that permit circumvention of daunting computational tasks. Additional topics will be partially based on students’ interests, but will likely include: general equilibrium models, static and dynamic games, matching models, unobserved heterogeneity, structural methods with experimental data and biased expectations. The goal is to teach students to use structural methods in their own research, and so we will delve into the nuts and bolts of structural work, examining how researchers actually get from raw data to results. This includes: how the sub-sample for analysis is chosen, how the model is specified, how the programming problem is solved, which moments are generated, how these are matched to the analogous moments in the data and, importantly, how identification is established.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Papageorge, Nicholas W
  • Room: Hodson 211
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Hu, Yingyao
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/30
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Hu, Yingyao
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/9
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 5:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Instructor: Krishna, Pravin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:30PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Jeanne, Olivier
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in Economic Theory
AS.180.645 (01)

The course will cover matching markets, which typically deal with assignment problems with and without the use of transfers. Examples of these include school choice, course allocation, and organ exchange. We will cover the theoretical underpinnings, field applications, and empirical evaluations of these markets.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Fernandez, Marcelo A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/9
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Revealed Preference and Comparative Statics
AS.180.646 (01)

The overall theme of this course is the observable implications of optimizing choice. We will cover the theory of monotone comparative statics and supermodular games. We also discuss results in the revealed preference literature, such as Afriat's Theorem, that deal with the consistency of data with different canonical models. The course is useful to students doing research in pure or applied theory, where comparative statics tools/insights are often needed for model building. It could also be interesting to those with an empirical focus who would like to know more about revealed preference approaches to testing models and drawing inferences from them.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 9:30AM - 11:30AM
  • Instructor: Quah, Kim Ho John
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/9
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 3:30PM
  • Instructor: Duffee, Gregory R
  • Room: Hodson 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/13
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Industrial Organization
AS.180.672 (01)

First term: This course covers methods in applied empirical Industrial Organization. The focus will be on the use of econometric analysis and data both for descriptive and measurement purposes, and to test the predictions of economic theories. The course will cover demand estimation, cost and production function estimation, and estimation of auction models. Second term: The emphasis in this course is on empirical analysis of firm behavior. The first part of the course focuses on models of the internal organization of the firm. The second part considers empirical analysis of firm behavior in markets, with an emphasis on the “new industrial economics.”

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 9:30AM - 11:30AM
  • Instructor: Krasnokutskaya, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/9
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Moffitt, Robert A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/13
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Spady, Richard H.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Dissertation Research
AS.180.691 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate Independent Academic Work
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Duffee, Gregory R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 25/40
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Li, Lixiong
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/20
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Quah, Kim Ho John
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Duffee, Gregory R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • 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: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 21/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.180.604 (01)Macroeconomic Theory IITTh 10:00AM - 12:00PMJeanne, Olivier 
AS.180.606 (01)Advanced Macroeconomics IITh 11:30AM - 1:30PMCarroll, Christopher D 
AS.180.611 (01)Economics of UncertaintyW 1:00PM - 3:00PMKarni, Edi 
AS.180.622 (01)Game TheoryTTh 1:00PM - 3:00PMChen, Ying 
AS.180.623 (01)Economics of InformationTTh 1:00PM - 3:00PMKarni, Edi 
AS.180.632 (01)Topics in Applied MicroeconometricsTh 1:30PM - 3:30PMPapageorge, Nicholas WHodson 211
AS.180.633 (01)EconometricsW 10:00AM - 12:00PMHu, Yingyao 
AS.180.638 (01)Microeconometrics IIT 1:00PM - 3:00PMHu, Yingyao 
AS.180.641 (01)International TradeW 5:00PM - 7:00PMKrishna, Pravin 
AS.180.642 (01)International Monetary EconomicsTh 3:30PM - 5:30PMJeanne, Olivier 
AS.180.645 (01)Topics in Economic TheoryW 10:00AM - 12:00PMFernandez, Marcelo A 
AS.180.646 (01)Revealed Preference and Comparative StaticsTh 9:30AM - 11:30AMQuah, Kim Ho John 
AS.180.662 (01)Asset PricingM 1:30PM - 3:30PMDuffee, Gregory RHodson 313
AS.180.672 (01)Industrial OrganizationM 9:30AM - 11:30AMKrasnokutskaya, Elena 
AS.180.673 (01)Advanced Economics of LaborT 10:00AM - 12:00PMMoffitt, Robert A 
AS.180.690 (01)Advanced EconometricsW 1:00PM - 3:00PMSpady, Richard H. 
AS.180.691 (01)Dissertation ResearchDuffee, Gregory R 
AS.180.694 (01)Applied Microeconomics WorkshopW 3:30PM - 5:00PMLi, LixiongShaffer 303
AS.180.695 (01)Microeconomic Theory WorkshopM 3:30PM - 5:00PMQuah, Kim Ho John 
AS.180.696 (01)Macroeconomics WorkshopT 3:30PM - 5:00PMDuffee, Gregory R 
AS.180.697 (01)Research SeminarF 12:30PM - 1:30PMKarni, Edi