Asian

07-30-2007, 04:44 PM

I am just wondering how different/similar are the courses between the 2 countries? Well, let me just talk about my course first.

In the first year.

Compulsory courses usually includes

Macroeconomics - Mankiw's Macroeconomics or Blanchard Macroeconomics

Microeconomics - Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics or Katz and Rosen

Mathematics - Lecture notes, matrix algebra, partial differentiation and Taylor's series (sorry.. bad memory)

Statistics - Hypothesis testing and regression

and usually an option between politics, philosophy, economic history and finance

In the second year

Macroeconomics - I rely on lecture notes.. but used parts of David Romer Advanced Macroeconomics and Blanchard's Lecture on Macroeconomics

Microeconomics - Nicholson Microeconomic Theory, used parts of Gravelle and Rees

Econometrics - Wooldridge Econometrics

Mathematical Economics - Teaches Game Theory (game theory--fudenberg & tirole) and General Equilibrium (MWG)

I think Econometrics is more verbal than Microeconomics in my school.. And Macroeconomics requires a lot of maths as well..

Third year

Thesis + 3rd year courses which are specialised topics similar to UK's master degrees.. Much more rigorous Micro, Game Theory and Macro to choose from...

I have just completed my 2nd year but honestly I am not too happy with my performance. I have been heavily relying on my maths to get an OKAY grade but I don't think I have an adequate economic mindset as I have only really began economics 2 years ago. I think the courses are over quantitative..

What about the US?

In the first year.

Compulsory courses usually includes

Macroeconomics - Mankiw's Macroeconomics or Blanchard Macroeconomics

Microeconomics - Varian's Intermediate Microeconomics or Katz and Rosen

Mathematics - Lecture notes, matrix algebra, partial differentiation and Taylor's series (sorry.. bad memory)

Statistics - Hypothesis testing and regression

and usually an option between politics, philosophy, economic history and finance

In the second year

Macroeconomics - I rely on lecture notes.. but used parts of David Romer Advanced Macroeconomics and Blanchard's Lecture on Macroeconomics

Microeconomics - Nicholson Microeconomic Theory, used parts of Gravelle and Rees

Econometrics - Wooldridge Econometrics

Mathematical Economics - Teaches Game Theory (game theory--fudenberg & tirole) and General Equilibrium (MWG)

I think Econometrics is more verbal than Microeconomics in my school.. And Macroeconomics requires a lot of maths as well..

Third year

Thesis + 3rd year courses which are specialised topics similar to UK's master degrees.. Much more rigorous Micro, Game Theory and Macro to choose from...

I have just completed my 2nd year but honestly I am not too happy with my performance. I have been heavily relying on my maths to get an OKAY grade but I don't think I have an adequate economic mindset as I have only really began economics 2 years ago. I think the courses are over quantitative..

What about the US?