Courses at the Department of Economics

First-year courses

All first-year courses are compulsory and taken in Uppsala.

Autumn 2017

Mathematical Methods I
(Aug. 14 – Exam Sept. 1)
Teachers: Chuang-Zhong Li and Lucas Tilley

Microeconomics I
(Sept. 4 – Exam Sept. 22)
Teachers: Sebastian Koehne and Dagmar Müller

Mathematical Methods II
(Sept. 25 – Exam Oct. 13)
Teachers: Sebastian Koehne and Sofia Hernnäs

Mathematical Methods III
(Oct. 16 – Exam Nov. 16)
Teachers: Sebastian Koehne, TBA and Sofia Hernnäs

Time Series Analysis
(Starts November 20)
Teachers: Lars Forsberg and Paulina Jonéus

Macroeconomics I
(Okt. 19 – Exam Dec. 11)
Teachers: George Graetz, Daria Finochiaro and Sofia Hernnäs

Spring semester 2018

Econometrics I (7,5 credits)
(15/1 – 16/2)
Alex Solis, Martin Nybom, Anna Thoresson (TA)

Econometrics II (5 credits)
(19/2 – 6/4)
Luca Repetto, Anna Thoresson (TA)

Microeconomics II (5 credits)
(19/2 – 6/4)
Ola Andersson, Daniel Bougt (TA)

Macroeconomics II (7,5 credits)
(9/4 – 11/5)
Erik Öberg, David Vestin, Maria Sandström (TA)

Microeconomics III (5 credits)
(14/5 – 8/6)
Ola Andersson, Daniel Bougt (TA)

Second-year courses

Second-year courses can be taken in Uppsala and/or in Stockholm.

Autumn semester 2018

Economic Analysis of Social Problems (7,5 credits)
(Joint with Stockholm University, starts in November 2018)

This course is about the economic approach to studying various social issues. Topics covered include: (i) inequality, (ii) effects of environment/pollution, (iii) social networks, (iv), criminal activity, (v) gender, (vi) immigration. The aim of the course is to provide an overview to the literature with a focus on work in the research frontier. Another goal is to give Ph.D.-students early in their careers exposure to carrying out their own empirical micro oriented research. To achieve this attention will be paid to the different steps in the research process including: idea generation, how to find appropriate data, econometric methods to answer the question at hand, etc. Students are expected to carry out their own original research to meet the course requirements. The examination consists of a term paper as well as several brief proposals of research ideas.   

7,5 credits. Lectures and single meetings with the teachers to discuss the research proposals. Final grade: research proposals and term paper.

Hans Grönqvist and Peter Nilsson (IIES). For questions, contact Hans Grönqvist (

Spring semester 2019

Applied Econometrics (7,5 credits)

(In Uppsala, starts in April 2019)

Course Content

The course covers empirically and theoretically the set of statistical tools applied in microeconometrics used in high-quality empirical research, focusing on the applications of methods for estimating causal effects that are relevant for policy decisions and general economic behavior. This course is oriented to applied practitioners rather than future econometricians, emphasizing research design and applications. This course is suited for students planning to do research in labor, public, political, development, and health economics as well as applied microeconomics more generally. The course reviews the last 35 years of developments in applied econometrics, using the potential outcome framework. It covers examples in the subjects mentioned above and requires that students have basic Stata or Matlab skills to do replication. 


Alex Solis

Courses in Stockholm

Courses given in cooperation with the Departments of Economics at Stockholm University and Stockholm School of Economics


Admission officer for Graduate Studies:
Arizo Karimi
Phone: (+46) 18 - 471 51 31

Director of Graduate Studies:
Mikael Bask
Phone: (+46) 18 - 471 51 17