Levy Institute Offers New M.S.
The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
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Bard College’s Levy Economics Institute will begin offering a Master of Science Degree in Economic Theory and Policy starting in fall 2014. Designed to meet the preprofessional needs of undergraduates in economics and related fields, this innovative degree 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 new 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. 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.