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AM & Economics

Here we summarize the requirements for Applied Math concentration with specialization in Economics.  These requirements are made and continuously updated in cooperation with the Economics Department. 

For the five classes in the Application section, we require

  • Economics 1011a (Econ 1010a is accepted, but not preferred)
  • Economics 1011b
  • Economics 1126, Statistics 111 (Economics 1126 is preferred.  Students who intend to write a thesis are advised to plan to complete Econ 1126 by the end of junior year)
  • Two other classes in economics, to be chosen from the following list (updated every year in consultation with the Economics Department.  Graduate level economics courses may also be counted.).
    • Starting with the class of 2025, students who take Econ 1010a must choose a mathematical microeconomics course as one of the two electives.  
    • Mathematical microeconomics courses are marked with a star (*) in the list of allowed economics courses below.  Econ 2010a, 2010b, 2020a, 2020b, and 2000-level micro based electives (check with AM) also count as mathematical microeconomics courses.

Please note: We do not give concentration credit for the less mathematical classes 1010b or 1123.

Allowed Economics Courses


2022-2023   These count for the classes of 2023, 2024, 2025
Department Number Course Title
ECON 50a Big Data
ECON  70 Personal Finance
ECON 980b Education in the Economy
ECON 980x Economics of Work and Family
ECON 980w Policy Options in Health
ECON 980z Behavioral Finance
ECON 980cc Readings on Market Imperfections
ECON 980kk Economic Growth
ECON 980LL Raising Keynes
ECON 1017 A Libertarian Perspective
ECON 1021 Using Markets to Solve Social Problems
ECON 1036* Psychology and Economics of Beliefs
ECON 1042 Sports Economics
ECON 1050 Strategy, Conflict, and Cooperation
ECON 1057 Game Theory with Applications
ECON 1071 Incentives in the Wild
ECON 1133 Authoritarian Superpower: The Political Economy of Modern China
ECON 1343 The Economics of Development and Global Health
ECON 1346 Closed Borders and Crowded Buses: The Economics of Human Mobility
ECON 1410 Public Economics
ECON 1415* Analytic Frameworks for Policy [1011a req]
ECON 1420 American Economic Policy
ECON 1425 Political Economics
ECON 1450 Political Economy of Religion
ECON 1499 Low Interest Rates, Secular Stagnation and Macroeconomic Policy
ECON 1535 International Trade and Investment
ECON 1544 Foundations of International Macroeconomic Policy
ECON 1640* Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications
ECON 1661 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
ECON 1723* Capital Markets
ECON 1745 Corporate Finance
ECON 1746 The Financial Crisis
ECON 1759 The Financial System and the Central Bank
ECON 1800 The Economics of Cities
ECON 1818 Economics of Discontinuous Change

2020-2021   These count for the classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.
Department Number Course Title
ECON 50a Big Data
ECON 980b Education in the Economy
ECON 980u Immigration Economics
ECON 980w Policy Options in Health and Environmental Economics
ECON 980x Personal Economics
ECON 980z Behavioral Finance
ECON 980aa The Rise of Asia and the World Economy
ECON 980ee The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development
ECON 980ff Economics of the Coronavirus
ECON 980mm Field Experiments
ECON 1017 A Libertarian Perspective
ECON 1025 From Gorbachev to Putin: The Economics and Politics of the Russian Transition           
ECON 1033 Networks
ECON 1036* Psychology and Economics of Beliefs
ECON 1042 Sports Economics
ECON 1050 Strategy, Conflict, and Cooperation
ECON 1052* Game Theory and Economic Applications
ECON 1057 Game Theory with Applications
ECON 1078 Analyzing Education Policy
ECON 1084 The Causes and Consequences of Inequality
ECON 1088 Financial Markets for the Poor
ECON 1410 Public Economics
ECON 1415* Analytic Frameworks for Policy [1011a req]
ECON 1420 American Economic Policy
ECON 1435 Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy
ECON 1450 Political Economy of Religion
ECON 1460 Economics of Health Care Policy
ECON 1499 Low Interest Rates, Secular Stagnation and Macroeconomic Policy
ECON 1530 International Monetary Economics
ECON 1535 International Trade and Investment
ECON 1545 International Financial and Monetary Policy
ECON 1550 International Macroeconomics
ECON 1640* Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications
ECON 1642 Advanced Industrial Organization
ECON 1661 Economics of Climate Change
ECON 1723* Capital Markets
ECON 1745 Corporate Finance
ECON 1746 The Financial Crisis
ECON 1800 The Economics of Cities
ECON 1818 Economics of Discontinuous Change
Econ 1936 Keynes

2021-2022   These count for the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025
Department Number Course Title
ECON 50a Big Data
ECON  70 Personal Finance
ECON 980bb Behavioral Finance
ECON 980mm Field Experiments
ECON 1015 Black Genius
ECON 1021 Using Markets to Solve Social Problems
ECON 1036* Psychology and Economics of Beliefs
ECON 1042 Sports Economics
ECON 1050 Strategy, Conflict, and Cooperation
ECON 1057 Game Theory with Applications
ECON 1078 Analyzing Education Policy
ECON 1080* Great Theorems of Microeconomic Theory
ECON 1084 The Causes and Consequences of Inequality
ECON 1133 Authoritarian Superpower: The Political Economy of Modern China
ECON 1410 Public Economics
ECON 1415* Analytic Frameworks for Policy [1011a req]
ECON 1420 American Economic Policy
ECON 1425 Political Economics
ECON 1436 Economics and Morality
ECON 1450 Political Economy of Religion
ECON 1499 Low Interest Rates, Secular Stagnation and Macroeconomic Policy
ECON 1535 International Trade and Investment
ECON 1545 International Financial and Monetary Policy
ECON 1550 International Macroeconomics
ECON 1640* Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications
ECON 1644 Power Markets in the New Economy
ECON 1661 Economics of Climate Change and Environmental Policy
ECON 1723* Capital Markets
ECON 1745 Corporate Finance
ECON 1746 The Financial Crisis
Econ 1936 Keynes

2020-2021   These count for the classes of 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024.
Department Number Course Title
ECON 50a Big Data
ECON 980b Education in the Economy
ECON 980u Immigration Economics
ECON 980w Policy Options in Health and Environmental Economics
ECON 980x Personal Economics
ECON 980z Behavioral Finance
ECON 980aa The Rise of Asia and the World Economy
ECON 980ee The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development
ECON 980ff Economics of the Coronavirus
ECON 980mm Field Experiments
ECON 1017 A Libertarian Perspective
ECON 1025 From Gorbachev to Putin: The Economics and Politics of the Russian Transition           
ECON 1033 Networks
ECON 1036* Psychology and Economics of Beliefs
ECON 1042 Sports Economics
ECON 1050 Strategy, Conflict, and Cooperation
ECON 1052* Game Theory and Economic Applications
ECON 1057 Game Theory with Applications
ECON 1078 Analyzing Education Policy
ECON 1084 The Causes and Consequences of Inequality
ECON 1088 Financial Markets for the Poor
ECON 1410 Public Economics
ECON 1415* Analytic Frameworks for Policy [1011a req]
ECON 1420 American Economic Policy
ECON 1435 Macroeconomic Policy in the Global Economy
ECON 1450 Political Economy of Religion
ECON 1460 Economics of Health Care Policy
ECON 1499 Low Interest Rates, Secular Stagnation and Macroeconomic Policy
ECON 1530 International Monetary Economics
ECON 1535 International Trade and Investment
ECON 1545 International Financial and Monetary Policy
ECON 1550 International Macroeconomics
ECON 1640* Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications
ECON 1642 Advanced Industrial Organization
ECON 1661 Economics of Climate Change
ECON 1723* Capital Markets
ECON 1745 Corporate Finance
ECON 1746 The Financial Crisis
ECON 1800 The Economics of Cities
ECON 1818 Economics of Discontinuous Change
Econ 1936 Keynes

2019-2020   These count for the classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.
Department Number Course Title
ECON 980b Education in the Economy
ECON 980j The Libertarian Perspective on Economic Policy
ECON 980w Policy Options in Health and Environmental Economics
ECON 980x Economics of Work and Family
ECON 980z Behavioral Finance
ECON 980cc Readings on Market Imperfections and Rationales for Government Intervention
ECON 980dd Globalization and Inequality
ECON 980ee The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development
ECON 980gg Understanding Consumption: Microeconomic Determinants and Macroeconomic Relevance
ECON 980mm Field Experiments
ECON 1018 Cultural Economics
ECON 1025 From Gorbachev to Putin: The Economics and Politics of the Russian Transition           
ECON 1030 Psychology and Economics
ECON 1033 The Economics of Networks
ECON 1036 Psychology and Economics of Beliefs
ECON 1042 Sports Economics
ECON 1050 Strategy, Conflict, and Cooperation
ECON 1052 Game Theory
ECON 1057 Game Theory with Applications to Social Behavior
ECON 1058 Experimental Economics
ECON 1078 Analyzing Education Policy
ECON 1080 Great Theorems of Microeconomic Theory
ECON 1084 The Causes an Consequences of Inequality
ECON 1088 Financial Markets for the Poor
ECON 1152 Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems
ECON 1163 Data Science for Social Scientists
ECON 1342 The History of Economic Growth
ECON 1393 Poverty and Development
ECON 1410 Public Economics
ECON 1412 Research in Macroeconomics
ECON 1415 Analytic Frameworks for Policy [1011a req]
ECON 1420 American Economic Policy
ECON 1425 Political Economics
ECON 1430 Macroeconomics and Politics
ECON 1436 Economics and Morality
ECON 1450 Religion and Political Economy
ECON 1460 Economics of Health Care Policy
ECON 1530 International Monetary Economics
ECON 1535 International Trade and Investment
ECON 1545 International Financial and Monetary Policy
ECON 1640 Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications
ECON 1642 Advanced Industrial Organization
ECON 1661 Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy
ECON 1723 Capital Markets
ECON 1745 Corporate Finance
ECON 1746 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession
ECON 1818 Economics of Discontinuous Change
Econ 1936 Keynes