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The Master of Arts in Economic Theory and Policy

The one-year M.A. curriculum consists of eight core courses, including a research workshop and two electives. In the second semester, students design a research project under the direction of one of the Levy Institute’s core research teams, culminating in a final paper. The following is a sample course of study (core courses are denoted by an asterisk).

First Semester Courses

  • Advanced Macroeconomics*
  • Advanced Microeconomics*
  • Research Methods I* and Research Workshop
  • History of Economic Thought*

Second Semester Courses

  • Macroeconomics of Hyman P. Minsky*
  • Research Methods IIA: Stock-flow Modeling* and Research Workshop
  • Two Electives