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 are 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.

How to Enroll in a Junior Tutorial

Jeremy Stein's Ec 980Z will be running a lottery on Sunday 1/27.  If you are interested in applying for that class, please enter the lottery before that deadline.  For all other Junior Tutorials, application processes will be discussed in the first of each class.  If you would like to apply to any of those, attend the first class, and learn about the process.

Junior Seminars on offer Spring 2019

Ec 980B: Education in the Economy
Profs: Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz, Mondays, 1:30pm

Ec 980W: Policy Options in Health Economics
Prof. Ariel Pakes, Tuesdays, 12:45pm

Ec 980Z: Behavioral Finance
Prof. Jeremy Stein, Tuesdays, 12pm
Enter the lottery by Sunday, January 27 at 11:59pm

Ec 980AA:  The Rise of Asia and the World Economy
Prof. Dale Jorgenson, Wednesdays, 2-4pm

Ec 980EE: The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development
Prof. Gautam Rao, Tuesdays, 3pm

Ec 980ZZ: Empirical Research on Economic Inequality
Prof. Maximillian Kasy, Tuesday/Thursday, 1:30pm




Outside Harvard Hall Jina Lee and Insup Lee, Harvard Economics '13, talk with Harvard President Drew Faust before joining the procession to the Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer