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.
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.
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.
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:
Economics 410, Econometrics
Economics 435, Financial System
Economics 450, Labor Economics
Economics 464, International Trade
Economics 467, International Industrial Organizations
Economics 475, Growth
Economics 521, Game Theory
Economics 666, International Finance
Economics 690, Health, Aging, and Social Insurance Programs
Economics 690, International Financial Economics
Economics 690, Data Analytics for Economists
Economics 690, Economics of Big Data
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.
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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