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Economics in English

Economics in English

Application guidelines of the past are below.
Application Guidelines 2020 for the Economics in English Course 


1. General Description

The following are the selling points of our English course:

1) Lectures of an International Standard in Three Core Subjects

2) Financial Engineering

3) Intensive Education by Actively Publishing Faculty Members


The main purpose of this English course at Chiba University is to provide attendees with graduate education in economics that is of an international standard. For instance, lectures on the three core subjects, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, are prepared and delivered according to well-established English textbooks for master’s level students or upper-division undergraduate students.    


By equipping attendees with a general foundation in postgraduate-level economics and statistics, the Economics in English course at Chiba University prepares attendees for wide-ranging careers in academics, business, and the public sector. The required core courses cover both theoretical and empirical methods. The general background in economics and statistics nurtured in our classes helps graduates tackle diverse and emerging social issues, such as an aging society, poverty traps in advanced economies, tax havens, and persistent inequality.


The salient feature of our three core courses (microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics) is not the pursuit of uniqueness but the pursuit of an international standard of graduate education in economics and statistics. Classes in these three core subjects comprise lectures, homework, and examinations. This is notably different from seminar-style classes in which attendees and professors read textbooks or academic papers together. In addition, to obtain a master’s degree, attendees need to pass a comprehensive examination in these three core subjects. Our curriculum and evaluation system guarantee that our graduates’ skills and knowledge in economics and statistics will be accepted anywhere in the world. Japanese students planning to pursue a Ph.D. at a foreign graduate school, for example, will find our English course very useful. The international-level education that the Economics in English course provides will assist students in preparing for the difficult requirements of any Ph.D. program.


Many applied subjects, such as Game Theory, Environmental Economics, and Development Economics, are provided on the same principle as the three core courses. Our finance classes are a notable exception. The advanced content of these classes is based on recent research by our teaching staff. We expect some applicants who would like to pursue a career in financial engineering or data analysis. 


The final selling point of the Economics in English course is the teaching staff, who have been publishing their work in well-known academic journals such as the European Economic Review, Biometrika, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. With our small number of enrollments (i.e., a maximum of ten for all social science majors at the Graduate School of Humanities and Studies on Public Affairs), students can enjoy intensive academic guidance by the staff.

Our staff works on numerous research projects, including field surveys and experiments. Students with good grades have the opportunity to join these surveys and experiments. 


2. Courses

Core Courses

Microeconomics I, II, III 6
Macroeconomics I, II, III    6
Econometrics I, II, III 6


Applied Courses (Examples)

Social Choice I, II 2
Game Theory 2
Economic History of Japan 2
Public Finance 2
Monetary Theory 2
Financial Engineering 2
Health Economics 2
Environmental Economics 2
Natural Resource Economics 2
Development Economics 2


3. Entrance Examination

The entrance examination is a written qualifying exam on undergraduate-level microeconomics and macroeconomics. Some questions may require the knowledge of calculus, up to partial differentiation.



Application Period: TBA (to be announced)

Exam Dates: TBA (usually in October and February)

Examination Fee: TBA


Talk on charms of Graduate School of Humanities and Studies on Public Affairs


GUO Yingzi is an international student from China
and majoring in the international financial accounting theory.
She also explained to us "Economics in English” course that
allow students to graduate in English.
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