Field Examination

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 Field Exams

all exam links are to PDFs

jump to: Applied Microeconomics | Consumer Behavior & Household Economics | Health Economics | Labor Economics | Policy Analysis | Production and Marketing Economics | Resource and Environmental Economics | Trade & Development Economics

Please note that some exams may have a winter designation (which translates into spring) or a month designation (which translates into either summer or spring) listed on the first page of the exam. Some past exams were given when the University of Minnesota was on the quarter system.

Applied Microeconomics | back to top

Spring Summer
2015 2015
2014 2014
2013 2013
2012 2012

Consumer Behavior & Household Economics | back to top

Spring Summer
2012 2014
2011 2012
2009 2009
2008 2007
2007 2006

Health Economics | back to top

Summer
2008
2007
2006
2005

Labor Economics | back to top

Spring Summer
2015 2014
2010 2012
2010

Policy Analysis | back to top

Spring Summer
2015
2014 2014
2013 2013
2012 2012
2011 2010
2010 2009
2009 2008

Production and Marketing Economics | back to top

Spring Summer
2015
2014 2014
2008 2012
2004 2011
2002 2010
2008
2007
2004
2002

Resource and Environmental Economics | back to top

Spring Summer
2015
2013 2013
2012 2010
2010 2007
2008 2006
2007 2005
2006

Trade & Development Economics* | back to top

Spring Summer
2014 (C) 2014 (A) (B) (C)
2012 (A) (B) 2013 (B)
2011 (A) (B) 2012 (A) (B)
2010 (A) (C) 2011 (C)
2009 (A) 2010 (B)
2008 (A) (B) (C) 2009 (A)
2007 (A) (C) 2008 (A) (B) (C)
2006 (A) (C) 2007 (A) (B) (C)
2005 (A) (C) 2006 (A) (B) (C)
2005 (C)

*A, B, and C denote different versions of the field exam that were given in that particular year/season.

A = Macro / Micro
B = New Trade Theory / Micro
C = Macro / New Trade Theory