Bard College Catalogue

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Bard College Catalogue 2017-18


Bard College Catalogue 2017-18

Levy Economics Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy

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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 began in 2014. The program draws on the expertise of select Bard College faculty and scholars of the Levy Economics Institute, an economic policy research institute with more than 30 years of public policy research experience.

Led by Jan Kregel, director of research, the M.S. curriculum emphasizes theoretical and empirical aspects of economic policy analysis through specialization in one of the main research areas of Levy Institute scholars: macroeconomic theory, policy, and modeling; monetary policy and financial structure; distribution of income, wealth, and well-being; 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 practicum at the Levy Institute. The 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. A one-year M.A. program is set to launch in 2018–19.