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Thematic VISP Track: Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is consistently ranked among the very best Economics departments in the world. The faculty are well-renowned in their field and have come to Wisconsin from Harvard, MIT, Oxford, University of Chicago, and Yale. The department prides itself in maintaining exceptionally high standards in teaching and instructors receive excellent evaluations from students.

Program Overview

The Department of Economics is pleased to offer courses taught by our best faculty as part of our Thematic Visiting International Student Program in Economics. We can allow flexibility to take other courses in our broader program if seats are available. We have staff that are excited to help integrate international students into our economics department and into the university and city more generally. Students can enroll in the program for one semester in either fall or spring or may enroll for two semester beginning in fall.

Student Support

From the time you apply to the end of your stay, the VISP staff will be there to assist you. As a VISP participant you have full access to all academic and student support services, such as libraries, computer labs, clubs, and sports facilities; the opportunity to participate in VISP sponsored social and cultural events; and upon completion you will receive an official UW–Madison transcript.

Program Eligibility

Participants must meet the VISP eligibility criteria for admission into this program. This Thematic Track admits students at the Undergraduate, Graduate, or Dissertator level.

Available Terms

Fall and/or spring semesters.

Academics & Course Offerings

Thematic Track participants will select from the following offered courses and faculty and staff in the Department of Economics will advise students on their course selection and program plan based on their academic background:

Econ 442, Macroeconomic policy
Econ 450, Wages and the Labor Market
Econ 461, International Macroeconomics
Econ 464, International Trade
Econ 475, Economics of Growth
Econ 521, Game Theory and Economic Analysis
Econ 530, Insuring Life’s Risks: Health, Aging, and Policy
Econ 623,Population Economics
Econ 664, Issues in International Trade

If you have questions about whether you meet the prerequisite requirements for specific courses, please contact Huiming Wang in the Economics department. For all other program inquiries please contact the VISP coordinators.

Cost of Attendance

Estimated cost of attendance information is available on the VISP website.

Application Instructions

Submit your VISP application and in your essay please include: “I am applying for the Economics VISP track.”

Questions? Please contact the VISP coordinators.

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