A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.
ECON 799 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
Economics (Arts) : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.
Terms: Winter 2014, Fall 2013
Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Required Coursework (20 credits)
20 credits in Economics beyond the M.A. requirements as described below:
ECON 662D1 Econometrics (3 credits)
Economics (Arts) : A broad treatment of econometric methods, with particular reference to time series processes. Estimation of linear and non-linear models, GLS, IV, Maximum Likelihood, parametric specification testing for linear and non-linear hypotheses, diagnostic testing (autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity, normality, parameter constancy, etc.), modelling technique, non-stationary data processes.
Terms: Fall 2013
Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall)
ECON 662D2 Econometrics (3 credits)
Economics (Arts) : See ECON 662D1 for course description.
Terms: Winter 2014
Instructors: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)
- ECON 771 PhD Research Seminar 2 (1 credit)
At least 6 of the remaining 12 credits must be in a single field from the choices below:
Other field combinations may be considered by the Graduate Program Director as requested.