Minoring in Economics at MIT
Professor Isaiah Andrews
E52-415; X3-3399; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the following instructions and FAQs about minor requirements and getting your completion form signed:
Minor/Completion Forms are located outside E52-415.
The Economics minor consists of six subjects arranged into three levels of study and chosen as follows:
Three subjects, including:
-14.01 - Principles of Microeconomics;
-14.02 - Principles of Macroeconomics;
-14.30 - Introduction to Statistical Method in Economics* or
-14.31 - Data Analysis: Social Science or
-18.05 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics* or
-1.010 - Uncertainty in Engineering*
One of the following subjects:
-14.03 - Micro Theory and Public Policy
-14.04 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory or
-14.05 - Intermediate Applied Macroeconomics
Two of the following subjects:
-14.06 Advanced Macroeconomics
-14.11 Economics of Crime
-14.12 Economic Applications of Game Theory
-14.13 Economics & Psychology
-14.16 Strategy and Information
-14.18 Mathematical Economic Modeling
-14.19 Market Strategy (Not offered 16-17)
-14.20 Industrial Organization and Competitive Strategy
-14.21J Health Economics
-14.26 Economics of Incentives
-14.27 Economics and E-commerce (Prereq. 14.30 or 6.041)
-14.41 Public Economics
-14.42 Environmental Policy and Economics
-14.43J Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies
-14.44 Energy Economics
-14.54 International Trade
-14.64 Labor Economics and Public Policy
-14.70J The Development of Medieval Economies
-14.73 The Challenge of World Poverty
-14.74 Foundations of Development Economics
-14.75 Political Economy and Development
-15.411 Managerial Finance AND 15.402 Corporate Finance**
* The only acceptable substitutes are the following: 6.041 or 18.600 AND one of these three: 14.32, 15.075, or 18.650. For example, 6.041 and 15.075 is an acceptable pair. ANY of these courses ALONE is not a substitute for 14.30 or 18.05 or 1.010. NOTE: 18.600 and 18.650 are the new course numbers for 18.440 and 18.443 respectively.
**BOTH subjects may be taken to satisfy ONE tier III elective. Neither subject alone or with another subject will count toward the minor. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Because of the maximum two-subject overlap, course 15 majors cannot use these subjects as an elective (14.01 and 14.02 are requirements for the course 14 minor and the course 15 major).
Please NOTE: The junior/senior pass/fail option may not be used to fulfill a minor program in HASS.
Selecting two subjects from Tier II and one from Tier III is not permitted.
Under no circumstances may a student complete a minor with fewer than six subjects. Any student who receives permission from the Economics Department to skip 14.01 and/or 14.02 and take a higher-level subject must take replacement subject(s) for 14.01/14.02.
A maximum of two subjects counting for the minor may overlap with the subjects that are required for any major or a second minor. If a student's major(s) requires more than two of the same subjects that are required for the economics minor, as is the case with the management major, the student must take additional subjects so that at least four subjects are counting only for the economics minor.