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.

General Equilibrium Theory
AS.180.600 (01)

The mathematical theory of general static equilibrium. The course will emphasize the formal mathematical expression of economic ideas and the ability to give a loose economic intuition a coherent logical meaning. Different mathematical structures in general equilibrium theory will be isolated and discussed. The text will be Debreu's book "Theory of Value". Recommended Course Background: AS.110.106, AS.180.301, and AS.180.302 or permission of the instructor.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 7:00AM - 9:00AM
  • Instructor: Khan, M Ali
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 19/30

Macroeconomic Theory I
AS.180.603 (01)

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.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:00PM - 2:15PM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Carroll, Christopher D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/9

Consumer & Producer Theory
AS.180.601 (01)

The course will cover decision theories relevant to economics and their related analytical tools. We aim to discuss the following topics: standard theories of firm and consumer behavior; decision making under risk; revealed preference analysis; monotone comparative statics; bounded rationality.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Quah, Kim Ho John
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/30

Macroeconometrics I
AS.180.607 (01)

The course is an attempt to provide a framework for discussing the techniques that are used in macroeconometric analysis. Generally the bias that it has is one of looking at these from the perspective of someone analyzing macroeconomic data for policy analysis. Consequently, many of the applications considered are drawn from the type of research conducted in central banks and finance ministries. Its emphasis is therefore upon the issues raised by the analysis of time series of macro-economic data. Today there is an emerging literature that looks at micro-economic data as well as conducting cross-country studies. We will tend to ignore that material as the methods used in such research are essentially those of micro-econometrics, although sometimes with adjustments made to reflect the nature of macro-economic time series.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 5:30PM - 7:30PM
  • Instructor: Wright, Jonathan H
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20

Core Mathematics for Economics
AS.180.609 (01)

This course will develop the necessary mathematical language and tools that are to be regarded as a pre-requisite for graduate study in economics at Johns Hopkins. Specifically, the course will focus on set theory, linear algebra and real analysis.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Khan, M Ali
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 3/12

Topics of Game Theory
AS.180.643 (01)

This course covers topics such as repeated games, dynamic games, bargaining and strategic communication.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Ying
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

Microeconometrics I
AS.180.637 (01)

This is an advanced graduate course on major econometric techniques and models that are used in empirical microeconomics. The first half of the course introduces econometric theories of nonlinear extremal estimation, nonparametric estimation, and semiparametric estimation. The second half of the course illustrates applications of these theories to limited dependent variable models, selection models, and endogenous treatment models with unobserved heterogeneity.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Li, Lixiong
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20

Advanced Macroeconomics I
AS.180.605 (01)

Topics of recent research in macro-economics. Content will vary from year to year. Likely topics include implicit contract theory, search theory and unemployment, disequilibrium macroeconomic models, monetary policy and the control of inflation, contract-based rational expectations models, imperfect competition in macrodynamic models, business cycle models, empirical tests of rational expectations models, theories of investment behavior, and debt neutrality. Open to 2nd year Grad Students and up.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10

Computational Methods
AS.180.626 (01)

This class will introduce students to the computational tools that are used to get things done in scientific research. Such tools include, but are not limited to, unix bash shell scripting, LaTeX/Beamer, virtual machines, git and github, tools for parallel computation, cloud services, and others. Brief treatments of special-purpose tools (like Mathematica for symbolic math) will conclude this part of the class. After this introduction, the course will involve an intensive introduction to the use of the Python language for scientific computation purposes, including a discussion of why Python dominates other choices like Matlab and Julia. The final third of the course will apply the tools in a practical application to a specific problem identified jointly between the instructor and the student. There is no required text; readings will be assigned in class. (The characteristic that distinguishes this class from alternatives is that this class will not teach specific algorithms nor frontier computational techniques; rather, it aims to expose students to a broad set of tools that they will use regularly thereafter).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Carroll, Christopher D
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/10

Statistical Inference
AS.180.636 (01)

Theory and applications of statistical inference. Topics include probability and sampling, distribution theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, and simple regression analysis. Statistical applications will be drawn from economics. Limited to graduate students in Economics except by permission of the chair. Recommended Course Background: AS.110.201, AS.110.302

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Li, Lixiong
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/17

Labor Economics I
AS.180.651 (01)

Theories of the allocation of time and supply of labor, human capital, demand for labor, market equilibrium, and income distribution. As time allows, other topics, such as unemployment, unions, and compensating differences are discussed. Corequisite: AS.180.601

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 5:00PM - 7:30PM
  • Instructor: Moffitt, Robert A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20

Topics in Economic Theory and Finance
AS.180.647 (01)

This course studies the theory of asset trading in which agents hold different information and/or beliefs. Foundational papers as well as recent ones will be covered, with applications both within and outside of Finance. Topics include: information aggregation via prices; rational expectations equilibrium; market micro-structure; large auctions; herding/information cascades/price bubbles; dynamic models and learning.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 10:45AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Daley, Brendan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/12

Structural Approach in Family and Cultural Economics
AS.180.649 (01)

This course will introduce structual approach in applied microeconomics, with emphasis on models including endogenous unobservable heterogeneity. The first half of this course will cover popular estimators, such as simulated method of moments, indirect inference, conditional choice probability estimator. The course will cover both single agent problem and multi- agents problem, potentially including endogenious unobservable heterogeneity. The second half of this course will discuss multiple decision maker problem, so- called collective model, and family formation and dissolution model, and cultural economics.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:00PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Hwang, Yujung
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10

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 10:30AM - 12:30PM
  • Instructor: Krasnokutskaya, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Dissertation Research
AS.180.691 (02)

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
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Duffee, Gregory R
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/40

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: Moffitt, Robert A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/20

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 Ph.D program in Economics. Graduates Students Only.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Daley, Brendan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 21/30

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: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/20

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: Chen, Ying
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/20

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: 5/10

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.180.600 (01)General Equilibrium TheoryMW 7:00AM - 9:00AMKhan, M Ali 
AS.180.603 (01)Macroeconomic Theory IM 1:00PM - 2:15PM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMCarroll, Christopher D 
AS.180.601 (01)Consumer & Producer TheoryMW 10:00AM - 12:00PMQuah, Kim Ho John 
AS.180.607 (01)Macroeconometrics ITh 5:30PM - 7:30PMWright, Jonathan H 
AS.180.609 (01)Core Mathematics for EconomicsW 2:00PM - 3:00PMKhan, M Ali 
AS.180.643 (01)Topics of Game TheoryTh 3:00PM - 5:00PMChen, Ying 
AS.180.637 (01)Microeconometrics IW 10:00AM - 12:00PMLi, Lixiong 
AS.180.605 (01)Advanced Macroeconomics ITh 10:00AM - 12:00PMBall, Laurence M 
AS.180.626 (01)Computational MethodsT 1:00PM - 3:00PMCarroll, Christopher D 
AS.180.636 (01)Statistical InferenceT 1:00PM - 3:00PMLi, Lixiong 
AS.180.651 (01)Labor Economics IT 5:00PM - 7:30PMMoffitt, Robert A 
AS.180.647 (01)Topics in Economic Theory and FinanceT 10:45AM - 12:45PMDaley, Brendan 
AS.180.649 (01)Structural Approach in Family and Cultural EconomicsTh 1:00PM - 3:00PMHwang, Yujung 
AS.180.672 (01)Industrial OrganizationM 10:30AM - 12:30PMKrasnokutskaya, Elena 
AS.180.691 (02)Dissertation ResearchDuffee, Gregory R 
AS.180.694 (01)Applied Microeconomics WorkshopW 3:30PM - 5:00PMMoffitt, Robert A 
AS.180.697 (01)Research SeminarF 12:30PM - 1:30PMDaley, Brendan 
AS.180.696 (01)Macroeconomics WorkshopT 3:30PM - 5:00PMBall, Laurence M 
AS.180.695 (01)Microeconomic Theory WorkshopM 3:30PM - 5:00PMChen, Ying 
AS.180.690 (01)Advanced EconometricsW 1:00PM - 3:00PMSpady, Richard H.