Interdisciplinary PhD in Economics and Statistics
Students must complete their primary program’s degree requirements along with the IDPS requirements. Statistics requirements must not unreasonably impact performance or progress in a student’s primary degree program.
The Economics program allows students to replace required courses in Probability and Statistics with more advanced courses by petition.
Special note about integrating IDPS requirements and Economics requirements:
The Doctoral Program in Economics requires students to complete two majors and two minors. IDPS requires one of these major fields to be Econometrics. The IDPS requirement for Computation & Statistics may be used to satisfy one of the minor field requirements in the Doctoral Program in Economics as long as the student’s other minor field is in Economics, and is not a research or adhoc minor.
PhD Earned on Completion: Economics and Statistics
IDPS/Economics Chair: Victor Chernozhukov
Seminar Grade Requirement 

IDS.190  Doctoral Seminar in Statistics. P 
Probability (pick one)  
6.7700 (6.436)  Fundamentals of Probability B 
18.675  Theory of Probability B 
Statistics (pick one) 

18.655  Mathematical Statistics A 
18.6501  Fundamentals of Statistics A 
IDS.160  Mathematical Statistics – a NonAsymptotic Approach A 
Computation & Statistics (pick one)  
9.520/6.7910 (6.860)  Statistical Learning Theory and Applications B 
6.7900 (6.867)  Machine Learning B 
Or a more advanced subject by petition.  
Data Analysis (pick one)  
14.192  Advanced Research and Communication* P
and one of the following courses: 
14.387  Applied Econometrics B 
14.386  New Econometric Methods B 
*Advanced Research and Communication – 14.192 – no longer requires a focus on Data Analysis. Students pursuing the IDPS will need to keep this focus on Data Analysis to successfully meet IDPS requirements. The IDPS/Economics Chair will verify that admitted students submit a paper that satisfies the IDPS requirements.