Current Graduate Courses

2017-18 Graduate Courses Offered

Below is the list of graduate Ph.D. level classes offered by the Department of Economics. Those taught during the 2017-2018 academic year are noted. For additional information about any of these classes, please contact the instructor by clicking their name.

The schedule that follows is tentative and subject to change without notice. An up-to-date quarterly schedule of classes can be found on GOLD.  Please refer to the UCSB General Catalog or GOLD for course descriptions and course prerequisites.

Course Number Course Title Quarter Offered* Course Instructor
204A Macroeconomic Theory Fall 2017 Henning Bohn
204B Macroeconomic Theory Winter 2018 Peter Rupert
Macroeconomic Theory Spring 2018
Javier Birchenall
210A Theory of Consumption and Production Fall 2017 Ignacio Esponda
210B Introduction to Game Theory Winter 2018 ​Sevgi Yuksel
210C Markets and Incentives Spring 2018 Cheng-Zhong Qin
214A Economic Development
​214B Economic Development
216A Organization of Industry I

216B Organization of Industry II

225 Heterogeneous Agent Macroeconomics
228 Aggregate Economics Winter 2018
Finn Kydland
229 Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
230A Public Finance
230B Public Finance Winter 2018
Ted Bergstrom
235D Modern Asset Pricing Fall 2017 Espen Henrikson
241A Econometrics Fall 2017
Dick Startz
241B ​Econometrics Winter 2018
Douglas Steigerwald
241C ​Econometrics Spring 2018 Clement de Chaisemartin
242 Advanced Game Theory Winter 2018
Cheng-Zhong Qin
244 Mathematical Economics
245A Econometric Theory Fall 2017
Douglas Steigerwald
245B Econometric Theory
Winter 2018 Dick Startz
245C Econometric Theory
Spring 2018
Clement de Chaisemartin
245D Workshop in Econometrics
245E Introduction to Bayesian Econometrics

249 Dynamic Optimization Fall 2017
Espen Henrikson
250A Labor Economics Winter 2018
Peter Kuhn
250B Wage Structure

250C Current Research Topics in Labor Economics
250D Population Economics Fall ​2017
​Shelly Lundberg
253A Job Search Theory
253B Topics in Search and Matching 
260A Natural Resources Fall 2017
Chris Costello
Andrew Plantiga
260B Environmental Economics Spring 2018
Kyle Meng
260C Collective Action and Open Access
275 Political Economy
276A Experimental Economics I ​Fall 2017
Ryan Oprea
276B Experimental Economics II ​Spring 2018
​Gary Charness
Behavioral Theory

280B International Finance
290DM Research Topics in Demography
293 3rd year Grad Seminar Fall 2017, ​Spring 2018 Ignacio Esponda
294 Microeconomics Seminar Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018
​Sevgi Yuksel
297 Seminar on the Teaching of Economics ​Fall 2017
Kelly Bedard
594EB Special Topics in Economics - Experimental ​& Behavioral Economics Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 Ryan Oprea
594EC Special Topics in Economics - ​Econometrics
Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 Dick Startz
Douglas Steigerwald
Special Topics in Economics - Human Capital and Education Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 Dick Startz
Kelly Bedard
594ER Special Topics in Economics - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Fall 2017, Spring 2018 Olivier Deschenes​
594HE Special Topics in Economics - Health Economics
594LR Special Topics in Economics - Labor Economics Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 Kelly Bedard
594MA Special Topics in Economics - Macroeconomics
594MC Special Topics in Economics - Macroeconomics with Dr. Finn Kydland (Nobel Laureate ​Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018
​Finn Kydland
599 Dissertation Research and Preparation ​Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018
Various Economics Faculty