Levy Economics Institute Master of Science
in Economic Theory and Policy

Course Schedules

Download the files below to see the schedule of course work for the B.A.- and M.S.-track programs:

Course Work and Electives

Selected Course Descriptions

Prerequisites are provided for undergraduates enrolled in the 3+2 program.
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Financial Structure and Instability
  • Macroeconomic Stability
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II: Public Policy Analysis
  • Macrodynamics and Modeling
  • Public Economics: Political Economy of Government Expenditures and Taxation
  • Gender Analytical Perspectives in Economic Theory and Policy
  • Poverty, Inequality, and Wealth
  • Discrimination and Social Policy: Race, Gender, and Disability
  • Exploring the Intersections of Paid and Unpaid Work
  • Demographic Changes and Policy: Immigration, Fertility, Mortality, and Aging
  • Advanced Microeconomics: Value, Distribution, and Economic Well-Being
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Financial Structure
  • Advanced Monetary Economics


Through electives in the second year of the M.S. program, students can specialize in one of four key research areas:
  1. macroeconomic theory, domestic and international economic policy, and macroeconometric modeling;
  2. monetary policy and financial structure;
  3. distribution of income, wealth, and well-being, including gender equality and time poverty; and
  4. employment and labor markets.