Economics

College
College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Study Options
Full Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The Ph.D. Program in Applied Economics is small and focused, offering specialization in Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, and Regulatory Economics, and Labor Economics. Both fields serve to prepare students for work in business and government positions concerned with product and labor market operations and with policies to address market problems.

College
College of Social Sciences & Humanities
Study Options
Full Time, Part Time
Locations
Boston
Website
Full Program Description

The MA degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in economic theory and quantitative methods (core courses), while providing an opportunity for students to apply the tools of economic analysis to particular policy areas. The focus of the program is on application and practice. Development of presentation skills and ability to produce project-oriented writing assignments are essential to the program and are emphasized in the elective (application) courses. Even the core courses incorporate application of theory and/or methods. The ability to incorporate co-op (paid work for up to 2 semesters) into the program enhances the practice orientation of the degree.