Current Graduate Courses

2018-19 Graduate Courses Offered

Below is the list of graduate Ph.D. level classes offered by the Department of Economics. Those taught during the 2018-2019 academic year are noted.

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 2018 Henning Bohn
204B Macroeconomic Theory Winter 2019 Peter Rupert
204C
Macroeconomic Theory Spring 2019
Javier Birchenall
210A Theory of Consumption and Production Fall 2018 Ignacio Esponda
210B Introduction to Game Theory Winter 2019 ​Sevgi Yuksel
210C Markets and Incentives Spring 2019 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
229 Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
230A Public ​Economics I
Fall 2018
Alisa Tazhitinova
230B Public ​Economics II Winter 2019
Ted Bergstrom
235D Modern Asset Pricing
241A Econometrics Fall 2018
Dick Startz
241B ​Econometrics Winter 2019
Douglas Steigerwald
241C ​Econometrics Spring 2019 Clement de Chaisemartin
242 Advanced Game Theory

244 Mathematical Economics
245A Econometric Theory Fall 2018
Douglas Steigerwald
245B Econometric Theory
245C Econometric Theory
Spring 2019
Clement de Chaisemartin
245D Workshop in Econometrics
245E Introduction to Bayesian Econometrics


249 Dynamic Optimization Fall 2018
Espen Henriksen
250A Labor Economics Winter 2019
Peter Kuhn
250B Wage Structure Spring 2019
Heather Royer
250C Current Research Topics in Labor Economics
250D Population Economics Fall 2018
​Shelly Lundberg
253A Job Search Theory
253B Topics in Search and Matching 
260A Natural Resources Fall 2018
Chris Costello
Andrew Plantiga
260B Environmental Economics

260C Collective Action and Open Access
275 Political Economy
276A Experimental Economics I ​Fall 2018
Ryan Oprea
276B Experimental Economics II ​Spring 2019
​Gary Charness
277A Behavioral Theory Winter 2019
Erik Eyster
280B International Finance
290DM Research Topics in Demography
293 3rd year Grad Seminar Fall 2018, ​Spring 2019 Ignacio Esponda
294 Microeconomics Seminar Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019
​Sevgi Yuksel
297 Seminar on the Teaching of Economics ​Fall 2018
Kelly Bedard
594EB Special Topics in Economics - Experimental ​& Behavioral Economics Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019 Ryan Oprea
594EC Special Topics in Economics - ​Econometrics
Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019 Dick Startz
Douglas Steigerwald
594ED
Special Topics in Economics - Human Capital and Education Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019 Dick Startz
Kelly Bedard
594ER Special Topics in Economics - Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Fall 2018, Spring 2019 Olivier Deschenes​
594HE Special Topics in Economics - Health Economics
594LR Special Topics in Economics - Labor Economics Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019 Kelly Bedard
594MA Special Topics in Economics - Macroeconomics
594MC Special Topics in Economics - Macroeconomics with Dr. Finn Kydland (Nobel Laureate Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019 ​Finn Kydland
599 Dissertation Research and Preparation (for Ph.D. Students only)
Fall ​2018, Winter ​2019, Spring ​2019
Various Economics Faculty