Graduate Courses - AY 2019-20

2019-2020 Graduate Courses

Below is the list of graduate Ph.D. level classes offered by the Department of Economics during the 2019-2020 academic year.

The schedule that follows is tentative and subject to change without notice. An up-to-date quarterly schedule of classes can be found on GOLD.  Please refer to the UCSB General Catalog or GOLD for course descriptions and course prerequisites.


Course Number Course Title Category Quarter Offered* Course Instructor
204A Macroeconomic Theory 1st Year Core
Fall 2019 Henning Bohn
204B Macroeconomic Theory 1st Year Core Winter 2020 Peter Rupert
204C
Macroeconomic Theory 1st Year Core Spring 2020
Kieran Walsh
210A Theory of Consumption and Production 1st Year Core Fall 2019 Ignacio Esponda
210B Introduction to Game Theory 1st Year Core Winter 2020 Sevgi Yuksel
210C Markets and Incentives 1st Year Core Spring 2020 Cheng-Zhong Qin
214A Economic Development 2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics  Fall 2019 Javier Birchenall
214B Economic Development 2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics     
215A
Mechanism Design 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics
   
215B Bounded Rationality 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics Winter 2020 Erik Eyster
215C Repeated Games 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics
215D Contract Theory 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics    
215E Auction Theory
2nd Year Field: Microeconomics Winter 2020 Rod Garratt
215F Network Theory 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics    
215G
Learning in Games 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics Winter 2020
Ignacio Esponda
215H Behavioral Economics
2nd Year Field: Microeconomics Fall 2019 Erik Eyster
215I Bargaining Theory  2nd Year Field: Microeconomics    
215J Learning with Misspecified Models 2nd Year Field: Microeconomics
 
217A American Economic History 2nd Year Field: Labor Economics or Public Economics

 
225 Heterogeneous Agent Macroeconomics 2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics
228 Aggregate Economics 2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics
229 Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics
230A Public Economics I
2nd Year Field: Public Economics
Spring 2020
Ted Bergstrom
230B Public Economics II 2nd Year Field: Public Economics

230C
Individual Taxation  2nd Year Field: Public Economics     
230D
Capital Taxation 2nd Year Field: Public Economics     
230E Social Insurance Programs 2nd Year Field: Public Economics     
230F Behavioral Public Finance 2nd Year Field: Public Economics  Fall 2019 Youssef Benzarti
230G Tax Incidence
2nd Year Field: Public Economics  Fall 2019  Youssef Benzarti
230H Political Economy
2nd Year Field: Public Economics     
235D Modern Asset Pricing 2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics Winter 2020
Kieran Walsh
241A Econometrics 1st Year Core Fall 2019
Dick Startz
241B Econometrics 1st Year Core Winter 2020
Douglas Steigerwald
241C Econometrics 1st Year Core Spring 2020 Clement de Chaisemartin
245B Time Series Econometrics 2nd Year Field: Econometrics  Winter 2020 Dick Startz
245E Introduction to Bayesian Econometrics
2nd Year Field: Econometrics

245F Generalized Method of Moments & Instrumental Variables 2nd Year Field: Econometrics     
245G Panel Data and Difference-in-Differences 2nd Year Field: Econometrics
   
245H
Clustering, Bootstrapping, and Multiple Comparisons 2nd Year Field: Econometrics  Fall 2019 Douglas Steigerwald 
245I
Regression Discontinuity Designs 2nd Year Field: Econometrics  Spring 2020
Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare
245J
Field Experiments 2nd Year Field: Econometrics  Fall 2019 Heather Royer
245K
Structural Estimation 2nd Year Field: Econometrics     
245L
Nonparametric Econometrics  2nd Year Field: Econometrics Winter 2020  Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare
249 Dynamic Optimization 2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics 

250D Population Economics 2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics

Fall 2019
Shelly Lundberg
250E Labor Supply
2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics 
Winter 2020 Peter Kuhn
250F Labor Demand and Wage Differentials
2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics 
 
250G Economics of Education
2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics 
   
250H
Human Capital  2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics 
   
250I Personnel Economics
2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics 
Winter 2020 Peter Kuhn
250J Empirical Search and Recruiting  2nd Year Field:
Labor Economics 
   
253A Job Search Theory  2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics Spring 2020
Peter Rupert
253B Topics in Search and Matching 
2nd Year Field: Macroeconomics
260D Natural Resource Economics: Dynamic Programming Methods 2nd Year Field:
Environmental
Spring 2020
Chris Costello
260E Natural Resource Economics: Continuous-Time Methods 2nd Year Field:
Environmental

Fall 2019
Andrew Plantinga
260F Demand for Environmental Goods 2nd Year Field:
Environmental

 
260G Environmental Externalities and Regulation 2nd Year Field:
Environmental

Winter 2020
Kyle Meng
260H Climate Change, Adaptation, and Policy 2nd Year Field:
Environmental

Fall 2019 Olivier Deschenes
260I Time, Uncertainty, and Environmental Policy
2nd Year Field:
Environmental
Spring 2020
Antony Millner
260J Environmental Macroeconomics
2nd Year Field:
Environmental
278A Experimental Methods 2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral
Fall 2019
Ryan Oprea
278B Games in the Laboratory 2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral
Fall 2019
Ryan Oprea
278C
Individual Decision Making in the Laboratory 2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral
Winter 2020
Emanuel Vespa
278D
Market Experiments 2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral

278E
Social Preferences
2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral
 
278F
Experiments on Learning
2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral
   
278G Games: Repeated Interactions 2nd Year Field:
Experimental/Behavioral
290
Research Topics in Environmental Economics  Faculty lead seminar Working Group (Registration restricted) Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020  Olivier Deschenes
Antony Millner
290
Research Topics in Experimental and Behavioral Economics Faculty lead seminar Working Group (Registration restricted) Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020
Ignacio Esponda Cheng-Zhong Qin
290
Research Topics in Labor and Health Economics  Faculty lead seminar Working Group (Registration restricted) Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 Peter Kuhn
290
Research Topics in Macroeconomics Faculty lead seminar Working Group (Registration restricted) Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 Javier Birchenall
Kieran Walsh
290
Research Topics in Public and Labor Economics  Faculty lead seminar Working Group (Registration restricted) Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare
Heather Royer
290DM Research Topics in Demography Emphasis in Demography required course
294 Microeconomics Seminar   Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020
297 Seminar on the Teaching of Economics 1st Year Core Fall 2019
Heather Royer
599 Dissertation Research and Preparation (for Ph.D. Students only who have Advanced to Candidacy)
  Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020
Various Economics Faculty