The PhD in Economics program has a strong quantitative emphasis and is very mathematical in nature. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to acquire as many skills and experiences in this area as possible before applying.
The mission of the PhD in Economics program is to produce professional economists by providing graduates with a modern, balanced and high-quality education in both theoretical and applied economics. The department is also committed to examining and improving its program and enhancing the research efforts between faculty and graduate students.
Every fall, the department welcomes approx. 9-14 new doctoral candidates. The PhD degree can take anywhere from four to eight years to complete, depending on the student's individual progress. Upon successful completion of the PhD in Economics, students will:
Jameson Yu is the Assistant Director of graduate economics programs. He is responsible for recruiting students from around the world, answering program questions, processing applications and assisting our PhD students. Please feel free to contact Jameson by telephone, email or personal appointment with any questions or concerns.