Junior Seminars

These faculty-led seminars introduce students to research in a particular area and prepare them to undertake their own research. Junior seminars (ECON 980) require a research paper.

Prerequisites: intermediate micro and macro (Ec 1010ab/1011ab), statistics, and econometrics (concurrent enrollment in econometrics is acceptable). Junior seminars satisfy both the writing and theory prerequisite requirements for the concentration. ECON 980 Junior seminars cannot be taken pass/fail.

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

Fall 2022

  • ECON 980X: Economics of Work and Family with Claudia Goldin
  • ECON 980LL: Raising Keynes with Stephen Marglin

Spring 2023

  • ECON 980B: Education in the Economy with Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz
    • Mondays, 12:45-2:45 pm
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  • ECON 980CC: Readings on Market Imperfections and Implications for Government Intervention with Nathaniel Hendren
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  • ECON 980KK: Economic Growth with Robert Barro
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  • ECON 980W: Economic Aspects of Health Policy with Ariel Pakes
    • Tuesdays, 12:45-2:45 pm
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  • ECON 980Z: Behavioral Finance with Jeremy Stein
    • Tuesdays, 12:45-2:45 pm
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