Summer School

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

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

**Due to COVID-19, Ec concentrators (and secondary field students) in the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 may take up to four Harvard Summer School courses for ec concentration (or secondary field) credit from the approved list below, as long as all courses are taken Summer 2020 or earlier and at most one of the courses is not marked with an asterisk (*).  [In other words, the (*) courses are the only courses of which you can take more than one. An approved study abroad course or approved cross-registered ec course at MIT will count as your one non-asterisk course.] **

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

Economics Concentration Credit for Harvard Summer School 2020: Online Classes

  • ECON S-10ab: Principles of Economics will count as Ec 10a and Ec 10b (*)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • MATH S-1A: Calculus I
  • MATH S-1B: Calculus II
  • MATH S-1AB: Calculus I and II
  • MATH S-21A: Multivariable Calculus

The following economics elective 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 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-1317: The Economics of Emerging Markets, Prof. Sergi
  • ECON S-1390: Development Economics, Prof. Ozale
  • ECON S-1412: Public Finance, Prof. Shoag (*)
  • ECON S-1452: Money, Financial Institutions, and Markets, Prof. Watson
  • ECON S-1814: Urban Economics, Prof. Shoag (*)
  • ECON S-1913: Behavioral Corporate Finance, Prof. Martelli
  • 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.