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UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

Economics (PhD)

Mission

The Department of Economics supports the teaching, research, and service missions of the University and the Bryan School of Business and Economics. The Department’s undergraduate courses and programs prepare students for the competitive global marketplace, career and professional development, and graduate education. Its innovative graduate programs, the MA in Applied Economics and the PhD in Economics with a focus on applied microeconomics, provide students with a mastery of advanced empirical and analytical methods so they can conduct high-quality research and contribute to the knowledge base in business, government, non-profit, and research settings. The Department conducts high-quality nationally-recognized research that supports its academic programs, promotes economic understanding, and fosters economic development in the Triad and the state.

The associated purpose of the PhD Program is to graduate economists who seek careers in academic departments that focus on public policy and applied microeconomics, in nonacademic research organizations, in business and financial institutions, and in agencies of federal, state and local governments. To pursue such careers, graduates need theoretical, quantitative, and statistical skills to perform and interpret economic analyses on a wide range of policy-oriented issues.

Learning Outcomes

Economic Theory
Students will display a mastery of doctoral-level microeconomic theory.

Econometrics
Students will display a mastery of doctoral-level econometric methods.

Integration of Economic Theory and Econometrics
Students will integrate economic theory and econometric analysis in the analysis of policy issues:
-Identify and characterize policy issues
-Use economic theory to model policy issues
-Use econometric methods to empirically assess economic models of policy issues
-Generate policy analysis conclusions based on the use of economic theory and econometric methods

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