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Master of Arts Coursework

The M.A. program requires four core courses:

MATH 6080: Introduction to Statistical Inference or CCC 7300 Quantitative Analysis

ECON 6223: Econometrics

PECN 6110: Advanced Positive Political Economy

PECN 6100: Advanced Seminar for MA Students  

Students can then choose five of the following elective courses:

SOCI 6130: Race, Crime and Control

POLS 7116: Graduate Professional Skills

ECON 6680: Economics of Poverty

PHIL 6510: Theories of Economic Justice

ECON 6300: Regulation

ECON 6330: International Trading Relations

ECON 6500: Health Economics & Policy

ECON 6520: Economics of Public Expenditures

ECON 6530: Economics of Taxation

ECON 6540: Public Finance & Public Policy

ECON 6560: Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 6580: Labor & Population In Latin America

ECON 6590: Economic Development of Latin America

ECON 6600: Inequality & Poverty in Latin America

ECON 6660: Seminar on Latin American Countries

ECON 6680: Economics of Poverty

ECON 6710: Economics of Education Policy and Reform

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.