Mathematical Economics

Learning Goals for Mathematical Economics

1.    Mastery of basic concepts and models in microeconomics.

2.    Mastery of basic concepts and models in macroeconomics.

3.    Mastery of basic concepts and techniques in econometrics and mathematical economics.

4.    Ability to communicate economic ideas and make economic arguments in writing.

PhD in Mathematical Economics

Specific learning outcomes

Demonstrate mastery of research skills in a social science or analytic context:

  • Ask important research questions.
  • Apply theory and conceptual models to the identification of alternative explanations or answers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyze new theory, models, methods or software systems.
  • Develop testable hypotheses based on the application of conceptual models.
  • Develop methods to test the hypotheses.
  • Collect, organize and analyze data using quantitative methods and qualitative reasoning.
  • Describe the results of hypotheses testing and their implications.

Communicate and defend research findings orally and in writing:

  • Develop skills in research reporting and publication of results.
  • Present research proposals for review by advisors, dissertation committees, referees, and other institutional sources.
  • Present research findings to peers during research seminars.
  • Identify professional venues including conferences and journals for publication of results.
  • Prepare research manuscripts suitable for presentation at conferences and submission for publication.

Demonstrate effective teaching and assessment methods to assure that learning occurs:

  • Develop and/or improve course syllabi that facilitate assurance of learning.
  • Prepare effective lectures, discussions, and presentations using an appropriate venue to support learning.
  • Deliver course topics under the guidance of faculty mentors.
  • Evaluate learning outcomes and give feedback to students.