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MSAE Learning Outcomes

M.S. in Applied Economics

1)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to analyze consumers’ choices using modern tools of mathematical microeconomics.

2)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to analyze firms’ profit maximization strategies in a variety of competitive and non-competitive environments using marginal analysis.

3)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to evaluate the welfare implications of various forms of competition and government policies.

4)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to use the appropriate theories to explain the progression of an event and the impacts of this event on the economy (from the short-run to the long-run).  This event could be from outside forces or could be a policy initiative.

5)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics will show an understanding of the development of modern macroeconomic theory.

6)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to apply the models of international trade—including modern theories of trade based on economies of scale and global production—to explain and predict patterns of international trade and to assess welfare effects of international trade.

7)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to analyze and quantify the effects of international trade policies; compare and evaluate different instruments of trade policy, such as tariffs, import quotas, export subsidies, and antidumping measures.

8)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to comprehend the present-day international economic arrangements and the role of international trade agreements and organizations.

9)      Graduates of the M.S. in Applied Economics program will be able to build theoretically sound and technically correct econometric models and use statistical software to obtain unbiased, efficient estimates of the model parameters and the degree of uncertainty about them.

Last updated: 9/3/2015

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