Jul 18, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025

Applied Economics & Policy, Ph.D.


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The primary objective of the Ph.D. program in Applied Economics and Policy is to equip students with the necessary tools and expertise in rigorous modeling, econometrics, and advanced economic data and policy analysis. These skills are essential for addressing real-world economic issues, and the framing and evaluation of economic policy.  

Learning Outcomes


After completing this program, students will: 

  • Have specialized training in specific areas of choice within the field of economics. 

  • Have the theoretical, analytical, and econometric skills needed to conduct research and policy analysis. 

  • Apply their theoretical, analytical, and econometric skills to produce and publish original high quality applied economic research papers.

Graduation Requirements


The Ph.D. program comprises a total of 72 credit hours, consisting of 36 credit hours of mandatory coursework in addition to dissertation research. 

Coursework


First Year


Second Year


Fall

Spring

Third Year


Fall

Spring

Fourth Year


Fall

Spring

Fifth Year


Fall

Spring

Footnotes


The field sequences may be selected from the following fields: 

Behavioral and Experimental EconomicsECON 6800  and ECON 6810  

Health Economics and Policy: ECON 6820  and ECON 6830  

Energy and Environmental Economics: ECON 6860  and ECON 6870  

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