The department offers waiver exams in statistics and economics.  These exams are designed to demonstrate proficiency in statistical and economic concepts covered in PAI 721: Introduction to Statistics and PAI 723: Economics for Public Decisions.  Passage of the waiver exam thus meets the degree requirements, but does not change the overall number of credits needed for the degree.

Waiver Exam Sign-Up

Students sign up for the waiver exam on the Department's Waiver Exam Sign-up Survey.  Survey Link coming soon.

Statistics Waiver Exam

The statistics waiver exam focuses on concepts covered in PAI 721 - Introduction to Statistics.  The past exams below, including the answer keys, were used in PAI 721 in Fall 2014.  These past exams are meant to be suggestive of the range of topics covered in the waiver exam.

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Fall 2014 PAI 721 Final Exam

Fall 2014 PAI 721 Final Exam Answer Key

Fall 2014 PAI 721 Midterm Exam

Fall 2014 721 Midterm Exam Answer Key

The statistics waiver exam will be delivered in person, in hard copy.  The exam date is the week of August 19th 2024. More information about times and location to come.

Economics Waiver Exam

The economics waiver exam focuses primarily on microeconomics and its application in public policy. It does involve mathematics and some basic graphing, so do be prepared to engage with that material.  For a sense of the types of problems that you may see on the economics waiver exam, please consult the personal websites of Professor David Popp and Professor John McPeak.  The questions on these problem sets and exams will not be exact duplicates, but be similar in content and scope to what could be expected on the waiver exam.

The economics waiver exam will be delivered in person, in hard copy.  The exam date is the week of August 19th 2024. More information about times and location to come.

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