The Mathematics Economics concentration is designed to give a background in economic theory plus the mathematical tools needed to analyze and develop additional theoretical constructions. The emphasis is on the abstract theory itself. Students may choose either the standard or the professional track, both award a Bachelor of Arts degree. If you are interested in declaring a concentration in Mathematics Economics, please refer to this page for more information regarding the process.
Standard Mathematics-Economics Concentration
Economics | ||
ECON 1130 | Intermediate Microeconomics (Mathematical) ^{1} | 1 |
ECON 1210 | Intermediate Macroeconomics | 1 |
ECON 1630 | Mathematical Econometrics I | 1 |
Two courses from the "mathematical-economics" group: ^{2} | 2 | |
Welfare Economics and Social Choice Theory | ||
Advanced Macroeconomics: Monetary, Fiscal, and Stabilization Policies | ||
Unemployment: Models and Policies | ||
Bargaining Theory and Applications | ||
Theory of Market Design | ||
Topics in Macroeconomics, Development and International Economics | ||
Mathematical Econometrics II | ||
Big Data | ||
Advanced Topics in Econometrics | ||
Machine Learning, Text Analysis, and Economics | ||
Investments II | ||
Crisis Economics | ||
Economics in the Laboratory | ||
Theory of Behavioral Economics | ||
The Theory of General Equilibrium | ||
Game Theory and Applications to Economics | ||
One course from the "data methods" group: ^{2} | 1 | |
Economics of Education I | ||
Labor Economics | ||
Health, Education, and Social Policy | ||
Economics of Global Warming | ||
Environmental Issues in Development Economics | ||
Health Economics | ||
Inequality of Opportunity in the US | ||
Intergenerational Poverty in America | ||
The Economics of Mass Media | ||
The Economics of Social Policy | ||
Economic Development | ||
Health, Hunger and the Household in Developing Countries | ||
Applied Research Methods for Economists | ||
Mathematical Econometrics II | ||
Big Data | ||
Advanced Topics in Econometrics | ||
Machine Learning, Text Analysis, and Economics | ||
Behavioral Economics and Public Policy | ||
Behavioral Finance | ||
Two additional 1000-level economics courses ^{3} | 2 | |
Mathematics | ||
Calculus: MATH 0180 or higher | 1 | |
Linear Algebra - one of the following: | 1 | |
Linear Algebra | ||
Linear Algebra With Theory | ||
Probability Theory - one of the following: | 1 | |
Probability (Formerly MATH 1610) | ||
Mathematical Statistics | ||
Statistical Inference I | ||
Analysis - one of the following: | 1 | |
Analysis: Functions of One Variable | ||
Real Analysis I (Formerly MATH 1130) | ||
Real Analysis II (Formerly MATH 1140) | ||
Differential Equations - one of the following: | 1 | |
Ordinary Differential Equations | ||
Partial Differential Equations | ||
One additional course from the Probability, Analysis, and Differential Equations courses listed above | 1 | |
Total Credits | 14 |
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Or ECON 1110 with permission. For students matriculating at Brown in Fall 2021 or later, note that if ECON 1110 is used, then one additional course from the mathematical-economics group will be required
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No course may be "double-counted" to satisfy both the mathematical-economics and data methods requirement.
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Students may apply, at most, one Economics course whose number is in the range of 1000 to 1099 toward the concentration. Note that ECON 1620, ECON 1960, and ECON 1970 (independent study) cannot be used for concentration credit. However, ECON 1620 and ECON 1960 can be used for university credit and up to two 1970s may be used for university credit.
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MATH 1630 (formerly MATH 1130) is a prerequisite for MATH 1640 (formerly MATH 1140).
Honors:
Students who meet stated requirements are eligible to write an honors thesis in their senior year. Students should consult the listed honors requirements of whichever of the two departments their primary thesis advisor belongs to, at the respective departments' websites.
Professional Track:
The requirements for the professional track include all those of the standard track, as well as the following:
Students must complete full-time professional experiences doing work that is related to their concentration programs, totaling 2-6 months, whereby each internship must be at least one month in duration in cases where students choose to do more than one internship experience. Such work is normally done at a company, but may also be at a university under the supervision of a faculty member. Internships that take place between the end of the fall and the start of the spring semesters cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
On completion of each professional experience, the student must write and upload to ASK a reflective essay about the experience addressing the following prompts, to be approved by the student's concentration advisor:
- Which courses were put to use in your summer's work? Which topics, in particular, were important?
- In retrospect, which courses should you have taken before embarking on your summer experience? What are the topics from these courses that would have helped you over the summer if you had been more familiar with them?
- Are there topics you should have been familiar with in preparation for your summer experience, but are not taught at Brown? What are these topics?
- What did you learn from the experience that probably could not have been picked up from course work?
- Is the sort of work you did over the summer something you would like to continue doing once you graduate? Explain.
- Would you recommend your summer experience to other Brown students? Explain.