Junior Seminars

These faculty-led seminars introduce students to research in a particular area and prepare them to undertake their own research. Junior seminars (Ec 980) require a research paper. Prerequisites: intermediate micro and macro, statistics, and econometrics (concurrent enrollment in econometrics is acceptable). Junior seminars satisfy both the writing and theory prerequisite requirements for the concentration. Ec 980 Junior seminars cannot be taken pass/fail.

Each seminar is limited to 18 participants with preference given to Ec junior concentrators. Each junior seminar has its own lottery or application process if more than 18 students are interested in the course.

To Enroll in a Junior Tutorial: Please attend the first class and learn about the process.

Junior Seminars, Fall 2019

Ec 980DD: Globalization and Inequality
Marc Melitz, Mondays, 9.45-11.45am, Littauer M-17

980J: The Libertarian Perspective on Economic Policy
Jeff Miron, Wednesdays, 12-2.45pm, Room TBA

Ec 980X: Personal Economics
Claudia Goldin, Mondays, 12.45-2.45pm, Littauer M-15


Junior Seminars, Spring 2020

Ec 980B: Education in the Economy
Claudia Goldin and Larry Katz, Time and Location TBA

980CC: Readings on Market Imperfections and Implications for Government 
Nathan Hendren, Time and Location TBA

980EE: The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development
Guatam Rao,  Time and Location TBA

980GG: Understanding Consumption: Microeconomic Determinants and Macroeconomic Relevance
Ludwig Straub, Time and Location TBA

Ec 980MM: Field Experiments
Amanda Pallais, Time and Location TBA

Ec 980W: Policy Options in Health and Environmental Economics
Ariel Pakes, Time and Location TBA

Ec 980Z: Behavioral Finance
Jeremy Stein, Time and Location TBA