Summer School

Ordinarily, students can count only one non-Harvard-term-time course towards their Ec concentration requirements. This includes approved Harvard Summer School Ec courses, approved study abroad ec courses, and approved cross-registered ec courses at MIT.

NOTE: As of 2009, summer school course grades do not enter your Ec GPA. 

Economics Concentration Credit for Harvard Summer School 2018

  • ECON S-10ab: Principles of Economics will count as Ec 10ab
  • ECON S-10a: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics will count as Ec 10a
  • ECON S-10b: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics will count as Ec 10b
  • ECON S-1010: Microeconomic Theory will count as Ec 1010a
  • ECON S-1012: Macroeconomic Theory will count as Ec 1010b 
    Note: The Economics Department cannot comment on whether the above courses will meet the Gened EMR or USW requirements. Please consult the Gen Ed Office.
  • ECON S-1123: Introduction to Econometrics will count as Ec 1123
  • STAT S-100: Introduction to Quantitative Methods will fulfill the statistics requirement for the economics concentration.

The following courses can also count towards Ec concentration 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 into the advising office 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-1016: Topics in Labor Economics, Prof. Bruich
  • ECON S-1024: Economics and Philosophy, Prof. Thompson
  • ECON S-1317: The Economics of Emerging Markets, Prof. Sergi
  • ECON S-1345: History of Global Economy, Prof. Nafziger
  • ECON S-1412: Public Finance, Prof. Shoag
  • ECON S-1452: Money, Financial Institutions, and Markets, Prof. Jackson
  • ECON S-1814: Urban Economics, Prof. Shoag
  • ECON S-1913: Behavioral Corporate Finance, Prof. Martelli

Venice Summer Program 2018

The following courses from the Venice Summer Program may count for an elective credit in the concentration.

  • ECON S-1055: Dispute Resolution, Prof. Li Calzi
  • ECON S-1649: Organizational Theory, Design, Prof. Pontiggia
  • ECON S-1827: Gender Pay Gap, Prof. Kovacic
  • ECON S-1936: Redeeming Keynes, Prof. Marglin

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