The PhD. Program in International Economics offers three distinctive features: (1) the incorporation of international questions and concerns into the entirety of the economics curriculum, (2) stress on institutional knowledge andhistorical contexts, building on a strong foundation in modern economic theory, and (3) the language requirement.
The curriculum treats both micro- and macroeconomics from an open economy perspective. Specialized fields such as industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics focus on behavior and adjustment in an interdependent world economy: students are trained to research current and emerging international issues in taxation, industrial policy, environmental regulation, market structure and similar subject areas.
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