You will devote the first two years of the program to meeting core and secondary requirements.
Core requirements include:
- Microeconomic theory (4 courses of 1.5 credits each, and a preliminary exam in the summer of the first year)
- Macroeconomic theory (2 courses of 3 credits each, and a preliminary exam in the summer of the first year)
- Methods (math for economists and 3 econometrics courses of 3 credits each)
Secondary requirements include:
- BE seminars (5 courses of 1.5 credits each, with a B+-average grade requirement)
- A field of economics, such as industrial organization, international economics, or labor economics (2 courses, plus a field exam in the summer of the second year)
- Additional courses as necessary
You will complete an empirical research project by the end of your third year.
You are expected to fulfill core and secondary requirements, including micro and macro preliminaries, and a field exam in one chosen field by the end of the summer of your second year to pass into candidacy. The remainder of the program is devoted to the dissertation.
World-renowned faculty will become your mentors, providing support in your research and throughout your career. Faculty in the Business Economics and Public Policy are experts in a wide range of research topics including: economic organization and contracting, antitrust, regulation, energy, environmental policy and sustainability, international trade and finance, developing economies, entrepreneurship, taxation, and healthcare.
Learn more about the faculty and research contributions of the business and economics area at Michigan Ross.
Jaedo Choi, 2022
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Paul Organ, 2022
Office of Tax Analysis
Giacomo Meille, 2021
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Frank Li, 2020
Stanford University Post-doc
Jordan Rhodes, 2020
Federal Trade Commission
Yulia Chhabra, 2019
Yue Fang, 2019
Dan Zhao, 2019
Post-doc, Washington University in St. Louis
Jin Woo Chang, 2018
Xu Zhang, 2018
London Business School
Danial Asmat, 2015
Economic Analysis Group at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
Michael Olabisi, 2015
Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business