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Introduction

The list below delineates all the critical milestones for normal progress in the Economics Ph.D. program. The dates below are relative to the official Cornell University academic calendar. Any further modifications to the official calendar may modify the deadlines below.

Students Who Started in 2017

The list below delineates all the critical milestones for normal progress in the Economics Ph.D. program. The dates below are relative to the official Cornell University academic calendar. Any further modifications to the official calendar may modify the deadlines below.

First year

  • Math Review Course: July 31 - August 18, 2017
  • July 31 - Aug 17 Room: Uris 202, Time: 9:00am-noon;
  • August 18 Room: Uris 202, Time: 8:30am-11:30am
  • Grade of at least B- in Econ 6170 fall 2017 or pass grade on the math proficiency exam August 19, 2016, Time: 12:30-3:30pm, Room: 202 Uris.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam: May 29, 2018. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam retake: July 24, 2018. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam: June 4, 2018. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 25, 2018. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam: June 8, 2018. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 26, 2018. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Grade of at least B- in ECON 6090, 6100, 6130, 6140, 6190, and 6200.

Second year

  • Deadline for selecting second-year paper supervisor: March 16, 2019
  • Deadline for selecting special committee chair:  May 8, 2019 (last day of classes). Chair must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Third year

  • Complete second-year paper: 
  • The second-year paper requirement is complete when a PDF version of the paper has been delivered to the instructor(s) in Econ 7850 and the DGS, the paper supervisor (a member of the field of Economics) has approved the paper, and a grade of "satisfactory" has been recorded for the presentation in ECON 7850.
  • Third-year students are expected to enroll in ECON 7850 (fall) and ECON 7851 (spring) "Third-year Research Seminar." This seminar covers the presentation of second-year papers and the development of the essays and drafts leading to the A Exam.
  • Deadline for selecting full special committee: TBA (first day of classes). Committee must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Fourth year

  • Last day to pass A Exam: TBA (day before start of fall term).
  • Minimum of 2 semesters after the A Exam, usually at least 4 semesters later
  • B Exam: Scheduled when the committee approves.

[Revised October 31, 2017]

Students Who Started in 2016

First year

  • Math Review Course: August 1-19, 2016
  • August 1-18 Room: Uris 202, Time: 9:00am-noon;
  • August 19 Room: Uris 202, Time: 8:30am-11:30am
  • Grade of at least B- in Econ 6170 fall 2016 or pass grade on the math proficiency exam August 19, 2016, Time: noon-3:00pm, Room: 202 Uris.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam: May 30, 2017. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam retake: July 26, 2017. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam: June 2, 2017. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 27, 2017. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam: June 6, 2017. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 28, 2017. Room - 251 Malott Hall; 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Grade of at least B- in ECON 6090, 6100, 6130, 6140, 6190, and 6200.

Second year

  • Deadline for selecting second-year paper supervisor: March 16, 2018
  • Deadline for selecting special committee chair: May 9, 2018 (last day of classes). Chair must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Third year

  • Complete second-year paper: August 14, 2018
  • The second-year paper requirement is complete when a PDF version of the paper has been delivered to the instructor(s) in Econ 7850 and the DGS, the paper supervisor (a member of the field of Economics) has approved the paper, and a grade of "satisfactory" has been recorded for the presentation in ECON 7850.
  • Third-year students are expected to enroll in ECON 7850 (fall) and ECON 7851 (spring) "Third-year Research Seminar." This seminar covers the presentation of second-year papers and the development of the essays and drafts leading to the A Exam.
  • Deadline for selecting full special committee: January 23, 2019 (first day of classes). Committee must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Fourth year

  • Last day to pass A Exam: TBD (day before start of fall term). 
  • Minimum of 2 semesters after the A Exam, usually at least 4 semesters later
  • B Exam: Scheduled when the committee approves.

Students Who Started in 2015

First year

  • Math Review Course: August 3-21, 2015
  • August 3-19 Room: Uris 202, Time: 9:00am-noon;
  • August 20 Room: Goldwin Smith 156, Time:  9:00am-noon;
  • August 21 Room: Uris 202, Time: 8:30am-11:30am
  • Grade of at least B- in Econ 6170 fall 2015 or pass grade on the math proficiency examAugust 21, 2015, Time: noon-3:00pm, Room: 202 Uris.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam: May 24, 2016 room  228 Malott Hall; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam retake: July 25, 2016 room 302 Uris Hall; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam: May 27, 2016 room 251 Malott Hall; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 26, 2016 room 302 Uris Hall; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam: May 31, 2016 room 251 Malott Hall; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 27, 2016 room 302 Uris Hall; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Grade of at least B- in ECON 6090, 6100, 6130, 6140, 6190, and 6200.

Second year

  • Deadline for selecting second-year paper supervisor: March 16, 2017
  • Deadline for selecting special committee chair: May 10, 2017 (last day of classes). Chair must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Third year

  • Complete second-year paper: August 18, 2017
  • The second-year paper requirement is complete when a PDF version of the paper has been delivered to the instructor(s) in Econ 7850 and the DGS, the paper supervisor (a member of the field of Economics) has approved the paper, and a grade of "satisfactory" has been recorded for the presentation in ECON 7850.
  • Third-year students are expected to enroll in ECON 7850 (fall) and ECON 7851 (spring) "Third-year Research Seminar." This seminar covers the presentation of second-year papers and the development of the essays and drafts leading to the A Exam.
  • Deadline for selecting full special committee: January 24, 2018 (first day of classes). Committee must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Fourth year

  • Last day to pass A Exam: August 20, 2018 (day before start of fall term). 
  • Minimum of 2 semesters after the A Exam, usually at least 4 semesters later
  • B Exam: Scheduled when the committee approves.

Students Who Started in 2014

First year

  • Math Review Course: August 4-22, 2014
  • August 4-20 Room: Uris 202, Time: 9:00am-noon;
  • August 21 Room: Goldwin-Smith 156, Time:  9:00am-noon;
  • August 22 Room: Uris 202, Time: 8:30am-11:30am
  • Grade of at least B- in Econ 6170 fall 2014 or pass grade on the math proficiency examAugust 22, 2014, Time: noon-3:00, Room: Uris 202.
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam: May 26, 2015 in 251 Malott; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 29, 2015 Uris 494; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam: May 29, 2015 in 251 Malott; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam retake: July 28, 2015 Uris 494; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam: June 1, 2015 in 251 Malott; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 27, 2015 Uris 494; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Grade of at least B- in ECON 6090, 6100, 6130, 6140, 6190, and 6200.

Second year

  • Deadline for selecting second-year paper supervisor: March 15, 2016
  • Deadline for selecting special committee chair: May 11, 2016 (last day of classes). Chair must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Third year

  • Complete second-year paper: August 15, 2016
  • The second-year paper requirement is complete when a PDF version of the paper has been delivered to the instructor(s) in Econ 7850 and the DGS, the paper supervisor (a member of the field of Economics) has approved the paper, and a grade of "satisfactory" has been recorded for the presentation in ECON 7850.
  • Third-year students are expected to enroll in ECON 7850 (fall) and ECON 7851 (spring) "Third-year Research Seminar." This seminar covers the presentation of second-year papers and the development of the essays and drafts leading to the A Exam.
  • Deadline for selecting full special committee: January 25, 2017 (first day of classes). Committee must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Fourth year

  • Last day to pass A Exam: August 21, 2017 (day before start of fall term). 
  • Minimum of 2 semesters after the A Exam, usually at least 4 semesters later
  • B Exam: Scheduled when the committee approves.

Students Who Started in 2013

First year

  • Math Review Course: August 5-21, 2013 (Uris 202; 9:00am-noon and August 8, 15 3:00pm-6:00; August 20 2:00pm-5:00)
  • Grade of at least B- in Econ 6170 fall 2013 or pass grade on the math proficiency exam August 21, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00, Uris 202.
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam: May 27, 2014; Malott 251; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Macroeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 30, 2014; Malott 251; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam: May 30, 2014; Malott 251; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Econometrics Qualifying Exam retake: July 29, 2014; Malott 251; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam: June 2, 2014; Malott 251; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Microeconomics Qualifying Exam retake: July 28, 2014; Malott 251; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Grade of at least B- in ECON 6090, 6100, 6130, 6140, 6190, and 6200.

Second year

  • Deadline for selecting second-year paper supervisor: March 15, 2015
  • Deadline for selecting special committee chair: May 6, 2015 (last day of classes). Chair must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Third year

  • Complete second-year paper: August 15, 2015
  • The second-year paper requirement is complete when a PDF version of the paper has been delivered to the instructor(s) in Econ 7850 and the DGS, the paper supervisor (a member of the field of Economics) has approved the paper, and a grade of "satisfactory" has been recorded for the presentation in ECON 7850.
  • Third-year students are expected to enroll in ECON 7850 (fall) and ECON 7851 (spring) "Third-year Research Seminar." This seminar covers the presentation of second-year papers and the development of the essays and drafts leading to the A Exam.
  • Deadline for selecting full special committee: January 27, 2016 (first day of classes). Committee must be recorded at the Graduate School.

Fourth year

  • Last day to pass A Exam: September 9, 2016 (last day for fall registration). Students may not petition to delay the A Exam beyond this date.
  • Minimum of 2 semesters after the A Exam, usually at least 4 semesters later
  • B Exam: Scheduled when the committee approves.