Current Graduate Courses

2016-17 Graduate Courses Offered

Below is the list of graduate Ph.D. level classes offered by the Department of Economics. Those taught during the 2016-2017 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 2016 Henning Bohn
204B Macroeconomic Theory Winter 2017
Javier Birchenall
Peter Rupert
204C
Macroeconomic Theory Spring 2017
Peter Rupert
210A Theory of Consumption and Production Fall 2016 ​Ted Bergstrom
210B Introduction to Game Theory Winter 2017 ​Sevgi Yuksel
210C Markets and Incentives Spring 2017 Cheng-Zhong Qin
214A Economic Development Fall 2016 Javier Birchenall
​214B Economic Development
216A Organization of Industry I


216B Organization of Industry II

225 Heterogeneous Agent Macroeconomics
228 Aggregate Economics Winter 2017, Spring 2017
Finn Kydland
Eric Young
229 Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
230A Public Finance
230B Public Finance Winter 2017
Ted Bergstrom
241A Econometrics Fall 2016
Dick Startz
241B ​Econometrics Winter 2017
Douglas Steigerwald
241C ​Econometrics Spring 2017
Clement de Chaisemartin
242 Advanced Game Theory
244 Mathematical Economics
245A Econometric Theory Fall 2016
Douglas Steigerwald
245B Econometric Theory
245C Econometric Theory
Spring 2017
Clement de Chaisemartin
245D Workshop in Econometrics
245E Introduction to Bayesian Econometrics
Winter 2017
Dick Startz
249 Dynamic Optimization
250A Labor Economics Winter 2017
Peter Kuhn
250B Wage Structure Spring 2017
Heather Royer
250C Current Research Topics in Labor Economics Fall 2016
Maya Rossin-Slater
250D Population Economics Fall 2016
​Shelly Lundberg
253A Job Search Theory Spring 2017 Peter Rupert
253B Topics in Search and Matching 
260A Natural Resources Fall 2016
Chris Costello
Andrew Plantiga
260B Environmental Economics Spring 2017
Kyle Meng
260C Collective Action and Open Access Winter 2017
Gary Libecap
275 Political Economy
276A Experimental Economics I ​Fall 2016
Ryan Oprea
276B Experimental Economics II ​Spring 2017
​Gary Charness
277A
Behavioral Theory ​Winter 2017
​Zachary Grossman
280B International Finance
290DM Research Topics in Demography ​Spring 2017 ​Shelly Lundberg
293 3rd year Grad Seminar Fall 2016, ​Spring 2017 Kelly Bedard
294 Microeconomics Seminar Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017
​Sevgi Yuksel
297 Seminar on the Teaching of Economics ​Fall 2016
Rod Garratt​
594EB Special Topics in Economics - Experimental ​& Behavioral Economics Winter 2017, Spring 2017 Ryan Oprea
594EC Special Topics in Economics - ​Econometrics
Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 Dick Startz
Douglas Steigerwald
594ED
Special Topics in Economics - Human Capital and Education Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 Dick Startz
Kelly Bedard
594ER Special Topics in Economics - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Fall 2016, Spring 2017 Olivier Deschenes​
594HE Special Topics in Economics - Health Economics
594LR Special Topics in Economics - Labor Economics Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 Kelly Bedard
594MA Special Topics in Economics - Macroeconomics
594MC Special Topics in Economics - Macroeconomics with Dr. Finn Kydland (Nobel Laureate ​Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017
​Finn Kydland
599 Dissertation Research and Preparation ​Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017
Various Economics Faculty