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.

Junior Seminars, Spring 2020

Ec 980B: Education in the Economy
Claudia Goldin and Larry Katz, Monday, 12:45-2:45pm, Littauer M-17
 
980CC: Market Imperfections and Implications for Government Intervention
Nathaniel Hendren, Monday, 12:45-2:45pm, Littauer M-15
 
980EE: The Behavioral Economics of Poverty and Development 
Gautam Rao,  Tuesdays, 3:00-5:45pm, Littauer M-17
  
980GG: Inequality, Leverage, and Crises
Ludwig Straub, Tuesdays, 9:45am-11:45am, Littauer M-17
  
  
Ec 980W: Policy Options in Health Economics
Ariel Pakes, Tuesdays, 12:00-2:45pm, Littauer M-42
  
Ec 980Z: Behavioral Finance
Jeremy Stein, Tuesdays 12:00-2:45pm, Littauer M-17