Note: This field requires 4.5 credits. If you pass the E210M Equivalency Exam, which waives the course E210M, then you may complete the field with 4.0 credits. However, if you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course E201, you are still required to complete the field with 4.5 credits. Review the Special Note regarding the three Economics Fields of Study at the end of the Fields of Study section of this publication for more detailed information.
Special Note regarding the three Economics Fields of Study:
All three Economics fields of study (International Trade and Commercial Policies, International Monetary Theory and Policy, and Development Economics) have a select group of core required courses, which include E201, as well as a field specific core required course, and one elective course credit. Together, they constitute a minimum package of economics knowledge allowing Fletcher students to use economic tools to reason analytically in their chosen domain.
If you pass the E201 Equivalency Exam, which waives the course, you are still obliged to complete the 4.5 credits required for all three Economics fields of study.
In the case of the International Trade and Commercial Policies field, as well as Development Economics field, if you pass the E210m Equivalency Exam, which waives the E210m course, you may complete either of these fields of study with 4 credits.
Some students seek to offer both of their fields of study for their degree in Economics, which requires the following:
Completion of E213: Econometrics, and
A minimum of seven Economic course credits which are beyond E201.
Note: Since some of the core required courses are the same among the different Economics Fields of Study, students pursuing both their fields of study in Economics are required to take more elective courses in one or both of their selected Economic fields of study.
Please note the Equivalency Exams are administered, without exception, twice during the academic year. Refer to the Academic Calendar to note the specific dates for the Equivalency Exams at: More information about how to prepare for the Equivalency Exams is available at: