Prelims and Field Examinations

Ph.D. students in the Applied Economics Graduate Program are required to demonstrate expert knowledge in one of the program's seven fields of specialization. Expert knowledge is demonstrated by passing a field exam that is prepared and graded by a committee of the graduate faculty who actively research and teach in the particular field. 

Previous Prelim Exams

Applied Micro

Previous Field Exams

If you would like to see samples of previous field exams in any of the following areas, please contact [email protected].

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Consumer Behavior & Household Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Production and Marketing Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
  • Trade & Development Economics