Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Levy Economics Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College offers a master of science degree in economic theory and policy. Designed to meet the preprofessional needs of undergraduates in economics and related fields, this innovative degree program is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2014. The program draws on the expertise of select Bard College faculty and the scholars of the Levy Economics Institute, an economic policy research institute with more than 25 years of public policy research experience.

Headed by Levy Institute Senior Scholar and Program Director Jan Kregel, the M.S. curriculum emphasizes empirical and policy analysis through specialization in one of four key Levy Institute research areas: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being, including gender equality and time poverty; and employment and labor markets. Small class sizes encourage a close mentoring relationship between student and instructor, and all students participate in a graduate research assistantship at the Levy Institute. The new program also offers a 3+2 dual-degree option for undergraduates, in which students earn both a B.A. and the M.S. in five years.