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CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Alessandro Lizzeri
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, M.A.:
Clinical Professor David A. Harper
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, PH.D.:
Professor Timothy Cogley
Master of Arts Program in Economics
The M.A. program is designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. It requires a minimum of three semesters of full-time study. The time limit for completion of the degree is five years for both full- and part-time students.
Advanced Certificate Program in Applied Economic Analysis
The department offers an advanced certificate program in applied economic analysis with areas of study in economic development and international economics. The Advanced Certificate program is only available to NYU master’s students in economics. Participating students must take the required core courses (listed above) and complete the M.A. special project report. After receiving the M.A. degree, students may continue their studies to earn an advanced certificate with the opportunity to focus on one of the areas of study. A minimum of six specialized courses is required. When certain required courses are not offered, the department may substitute other appropriate courses to satisfy the requirements for
Dual Degree Master of Arts in Economics and Juris Doctor
The M.A./ J.D. dual degree program offers a well-rounded education in law and in economics. The M.A. component is especially strong in economic theory, both on the micro and macro levels, as well as in the applied fields of international economics, development and political economy. The Law School curriculum is a comprehensive program of instruction leading to the professional degree Juris Doctor, which requires 83 points. The M.A./J.D. dual degree program requires the satisfactory completion of 95 points, a savings of 20 points compared to doing both degrees independently, because the student can apply 8 approved Law School points to the M.A. degree, and the student can apply 12 approved GSAS course points towards the J.D.
Joint Master of Arts Degree in Africana Studies and Economics
Refer to Africana Studies section of the bulletin for more information.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics
To qualify for a doctorate, a student must satisfactorily complete graduate studies totaling at least 72 points (at least 64 in residence at New York University), pass two Ph.D. qualifying examinations in microeconomics and macroeconomics, and fulfill the requirements for two fields of specialization, such as economic theory (including game theory), monetary theory and macroeconomics, political economy, econometrics, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, development economics, and experimental economics. Students must also write and present a third-year paper and, finally, defend an acceptable dissertation.
Dual Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Economics and Juris Doctor
The Department of Economics offers a Ph.D./J.D. dual degree program with the School of Law. The Ph.D. requires 72 points of coursework, of which 12 Law School points will be accepted. Up to 12 points of Graduate School credit will also be counted toward the J.D. degree. The dual degree program therefore requires a total of 131 points, 71 at the School of Law and 60 at the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Because some of the credits earned in each program will count toward the other degree, it is possible to complete the course requirements for both degrees in five years of full-time study.