Summer School

If you have any questions about Summer School, please ask an Economics Concentration Advisor or email

Ordinarily, students can count only one non-Harvard-term-time course towards their economics concentration or economics secondary field requirements. This includes approved Harvard Summer School economics courses (below), approved study abroad economics courses, and approved cross-registered economics courses at MIT.  

Due to COVID-19, Ec concentrators (and secondary field students) in the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 had the option to take up to four Harvard Summer School courses for ec concentration (or secondary field) credit, subject to several rules. Details here

As of 2009, summer school course grades do not enter your Economics GPA (used for Department honors calculations). 

NOTE: Summer school courses must receive Harvard College credit in order to be considered for Ec concentration or secondary field credit. Please read all details here.

Economics Concentration Credit for Harvard Summer School 2022

  • ECON S-10ab: Principles of Economics will count as ECON 10A and ECON 10B
  • ECON S-10A: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics will count as ECON10A
  • ECON S-10B: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics will count as ECON 10B
  • ECON S-1010: Microeconomic Theory will count as ECON 1010A
  • ECON S-1123: Introduction to Econometrics will count as ECON 1123
  • STAT S-100: Introduction to Quantitative Methods will fulfill the statistics requirement for the economics concentration.
  • MATH S-1A: Calculus I
  • MATH S-1B: Calculus II
  • MATH S-21A: Multivariable Calculus
    (note: the Math courses do not count towards Ec Secondary Field requirements) 

The following economics elective courses can also count towards Ec concentration and secondary requirements. None of these courses fulfill the "intermediate theory as prerequisite" requirement. If you write a 15+ page economics research paper in any of the courses below, you can bring your graded paper to an Ec Advisor and have it evaluated for "writing requirement credit."  You will need to consult the course syllabi and/or the faculty to find out if a paper will be required or accepted.

  • ECON S-110: Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business, Prof. Gelfer
  • ECON S-1016: Topics in Labor Economics, Prof. Bruich 
  • ECON S-1040: Game Theory and Strategic Designs, Prof. Scholten
  • ECON S-1297: International Trade, Prof. Ertan
  • ECON S-1317: The Economics of Emerging Markets, Prof. Sergi
  • ECON S-1320: Economics of Inequality, Prof. Sazenbacher
  • ECON S-1412: Public Finance, Prof. Shoag
  • ECON S-1452: Money, Financial Institutions, and Markets, Prof. Watson
  • ECON S-1915: Neuroinvesting, Prof. Martelli

IMPORTANT: All other economics courses offered at Harvard Summer School will not count for Ec concentration or Secondary Field credit, elective or otherwise.