Doctorate Degrees in Economic Studies

Compare 88 PhD Programs in Economic Studies

Economic Studies

A doctor of philosophy, or PhD, is the highest degree someone can acquire in their chosen field of study. Also known as a doctorate, this is a terminal degree. Requirements for this degree vary from country to country and school to school, but students must be in good academic standing to be accepted into the program.

What is a PhD in Economics and Administration? It’s a program designed to help international economists contribute to economic disciplines with proper knowledge. Coursework might include the study of analyzing data, quantitative techniques and empirical techniques. Students will be required to write a doctoral dissertation. They will also be required to present those dissertations at seminars and reading groups. Space is often limited in these programs, making them more prestigious.

Completing a PhD course will prepare graduates for improved careers. If they want to remain in their current position at work, the PhD could help them to obtain a raise. If they wish to apply somewhere else, they will have more leverage as a doctor of philosophy to use in negotiating a salary.

Because universities vary from one to the next, and countries do as well, the cost to participate in a doctorate program will also vary. Contact your school of choice to determine how much you can expect to pay.

A PhD in Economics and Administration will prepare graduates for a variety of careers. These careers might be pursued in international or national markets. They might include jobs in central banks, financial institutions or consulting firms. Graduates may choose to work as regulatory or economic policy makers. They could choose to teach administration or economics as a professor at a university or to become a consultant for a bank.

To learn more about obtaining a PhD in Economics and Administration, do some research on available universities online or in person. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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PhD in Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time Part time 4 years September 2018 Portugal Braga + 1 more

The Ph.D. Programme in Economics, offered jointly with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, aims to endow doctoral students with advanced and thorough scientific education in Economics, enabling them to conduct high-level research and perform academic professional work involving demanding economic analysis. [+]

Justification and Purpose

The Ph.D. Programme in Economics, offered jointly with the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, aims to endow doctoral students with advanced and thorough scientific education in Economics, enabling them to conduct high-level research and perform academic professional work involving demanding economic analysis.

The quality of the Ph.D. programme rests upon a highly educated faculty holding doctoral degrees awarded by outstanding European and American universities and whose research excellence is documented by a large number of publications in excellent international scientific journals. At the University of Minho, faculty members undertake their research activities in the Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE), which ranked Very Good, the second highest in the country for Economics, in the last evaluation of R&D units by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, and in the Applied Microeconomic Research Unit (NIMA). The Ph.D. students work very closely with the faculty on their proposals and thesis.... [-]


PhD in Accounting and Finance

Unicaf University (MW)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Cyprus Online + 26 more

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. [+]

The goal of the Ph.D. programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers.

The Ph.D. is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The Ph.D. programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a Ph.D. is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student, you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline.... [-]


PhD Programme

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

As a young researcher at NHH, you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests. [+]

PhD at NHH

The PhD programme at NHH is designed for those seeking a specialization within the fields of economics and business administration for challenging jobs in the private and public sector. Although the majority of our PhD graduates go on to work in academic institutions, an increasing number of graduates take on positions in management, consultancy, and larger organizations.

The NHH PhD programme offers specializations in six different fields:

Accounting Economics Finance Management Science Strategy and Management Professional and Intercultural Communication

As a young researcher at NHH you will work closely with leading professors within your chosen field, having access to the sophisticated research resources and thriving intellectual community that will help develop your academic interests.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

Ph.D. program in economics aims to prepare students for outstanding research in economics. Upon graduation, our students will be able to pursue careers in prominent universities, research [+]

PhD in Economics

Ph.D. program in economics aims to prepare students for outstanding research in economics. Upon graduation, our students will be able to pursue careers in prominent universities, research institutions, and government agencies in Turkey and abroad.The first year of the program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics, while during their second year, students take more advanced courses in the fields of their own choice. After finishing their coursework, students begin their own research and devote most of their time to writing their Ph.D. dissertation.Koç University is one of the best places to obtain a Ph. D. degree in economics. The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world.... [-]


4-year Ph.D. in Finance – Dialogue Of Scientific Disciplines or Management in New Technologies

Kozminski University
Campus Full time 4 - 4 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

A Ph.D. degree is useful in any field. It is highly esteemed e.g. in financial-assurance sector, in public administration, in politics, or in consulting. A doctoral degree proves highest intellectual abilities of its holder. It is a kind of intellectual nobility and is a sign of belonging to a certain elite. It is also a scholarly degree widely recognized on the international market. [+]

Kozminski University announces recruitment for two free of charge full-time doctoral programs in English: Finance – Dialogue Of Scientific Disciplines and Management in New Technologies.

The studies (in English) aim at educating young researchers who will able to compete on the international scientific and publishing market. This requires, first of all, the emphasis of the learning process on mastering research in management and/or finance and related disciplines, and secondly, improving research skills acquired during the course of study under the guidance of experienced international supervisors. We will invite 12 people to each project. The implementation will take place from August 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 4 - 8 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The Ph.D. The program provides excellent research training in both economic theory and applied economics. A typical graduate of the program is a highly qualified, analytically thinking and quantitatively capable economist, with a strong background in economic modeling. [+]

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Conditions for applicants: a) Completion of a master program. b) Interest in economic research. c) Advanced knowledge of English and mathematics. The deadline for submitting the application is April 30, 2018. Please, choose study language English and study program Economic Theories when filling the application form. The required attachments are as follows:

Certificates of graduate education Transcript of undergraduate and graduate education (a list of courses taken and grades) Two academic letters of recommendation (signed and sealed) Curriculum Vitae (structured, and with a list of publications) Evidence of advanced knowledge of English language Any additional relevant documents (such as additional letters of recommendation, these might or might not be taken into account by the admission committee) Dissertation research project ... [-]

PhD in Economics

DIW Graduate Center
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Germany Berlin

Apply to the DIW Graduate Center, where academic excellence meets the stimulating environment of Germany’s largest economic think-tank. [+]

PhD in Economics - with a full-time scholarship at DIW Graduate Center

Who we areThe German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany. We are an independent, non-profit institute involved in economic research, service and policy advice. In addition to co-operating closely with universities in Berlin and Brandenburg, we are also active in international academic networks.

The goal of the DIW Graduate Center is to provide outstanding doctoral students with a research environment and a training structure that will develop their talents in an exemplary manner. It provides them with a deep understanding of economic and social processes while offering them the opportunity to apply their knowledge within the professional research environment of one of the leading economic think tanks in Germany.... [-]


DPhil (PhD) in Economics

International Business School – Budapest
Campus Full time 3 years Open Enrollment Hungary Budapest

We offer the DPhil in Economics programme in English, leading to the degree conferred by our British partner, The University of Buckingham. The programme requires an original contribution to the body of knowledge in a particular academic or professional discipline. [+]

Course outline

DPhil students undertake supervised but independent research, at the end of which they submit a thesis of not more than 100,000 words embodying the results of that research. This thesis must demonstrate familiarity with, and an understanding of the subject, its principal sources and authorities. It should display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the judgments of others. A DPhil thesis must embody an original contribution to the knowledge of economics either by the discovery of new knowledge or by the exercise of a new and independent critical approach.

Application

If you wish to apply, please fill in our online electronic application form and upload your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with official English translation, your passport copy and English language certificate (if you have one). Please email us your planned research topic to info@ibs-b.hu soon after the online application.... [-]


PhD in Economics | Finance

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Portugal Lisbon

Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our Ph.D. students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our Ph.D. graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. [+]

Our program aims at attracting the very best students in economics and finance. Our commitment is to train our Ph.D. students to become highly qualified independent researchers. Our Ph.D. graduates are familiar with the state-of-the-art of both theoretical and empirical tools in economics and finance. They are able to advance the frontier of research and provide evidence-based policy recommendations.

Nova SBE Ph.D. graduates systematically suit positions in competitive international academia and research institutions. Our students are also prepared to fill top positions in business companies, financial institutions, and governmental organizations.

By choosing our Ph.D. program, you become an important link in an exciting research environment. At Nova SBE, we promote the inclusion of our Ph.D. candidates in the research projects of our faculty, as we believe that the quality of our doctoral training and that of our research are intimately connected.... [-]


PhD in Accounting and Finance

Durham University Business School
Campus Full time October 2018 United Kingdom Durham

Over the past few years, our research has been published in a range of quality journals. Subjects include financial reporting and disclosure, auditing quality, corporate governance, corporate ownership structure, public accounting, management accounting, social and environmental accounting, the accountancy profession, accounting history, Islamic accounting and finance and accounting education. [+]

The PhD is the highest academic degree and as such Durham graduates are in demand for academic posts in leading universities and top business schools; for business and management consultancy in commerce and industry; and for senior management roles in private sector organizations and government institutions.

Whatever your goals, the Durham PhD gives you the opportunity to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study. It attracts exceptional students of the highest caliber, and in conjunction with scholars internationally-renowned for their research and thought leadership, the PhD programme at Durham University Business School is both challenging and stimulating.... [-]


PhD in Economics

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 5 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The Ph.D. Program in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) combines the advantages of a small department with a close and informal connection to faculty, with the breadth of courses and seminars associated with a larger department. [+]

PhDs in Economic Studies.

The Ph.D. Program in Economics is a five-year, full-time, residential program taught in English. SSE does not offer distance learning or allow for part-time studies.

In order to receive a Ph.D. degree in Economics from SSE, you must earn 240 ECTS. These credits consist of a coursework component (105 ECTS) and a dissertation component (135 ECTS).

The core courses (60 ECTS) of the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics, and Finance (SDPE) are compulsory and should be completed in your first year of study. In the second year, you can choose from a large selection of elective courses (45 ECTS). In the beginning of your second year of study, you find a subject field for your dissertation and decide on an SSE faculty member for your supervisor; you will be conducting dissertation research in your final two to three years. The program ends with a thesis defense.... [-]


PhD Programme

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years January 2019 Finland Helsinki Vaasa + 1 more

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework. [+]

Get a PhD in Business and Economics

Become the knowledge producer of tomorrow and beyond

Do you have:

An interest in business and economics beyond the ordinary? A Master’s degree and a passion for creating knowledge? A desire to work with issues that are important to both yourself and society? A wish to safeguard your employability in the global economy of tomorrow and beyond?

Hanken signs employment contracts with all new doctoral students. The employment contracts are for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.

Programme Structure

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework.... [-]


PhD in Finance

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The Ph.D. program in Finance strives to prepare students to make significant research contributions on topics such as corporate finance, financial contracts and institutions, asset pricing, market microstructure, derivatives, and international financial markets. The finance faculty works closely with students in helping them develop research topics and conduct academic research at a level that can be published in the top academic journals. [+]

The mission of the Department of Finance is to produce world-class research, deliver first-rate finance education, and contribute to the financial development of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Asia-Pacific region. The Department now has more than 20 full-time regular and visiting faculty members who are actively engaged in research and provide high-quality teaching. We also attract international renowned scholars and experienced industry practitioners to contribute to our research and teaching activities.

The Department has made remarkable achievements since its inception. It has been consistently ranked No. 1 in research in the Asia-Pacific region, and in the top 25 in the world by the FMA-ASU (Financial Management Association at Arizona State University) Finance research rankings. Because of the quality of its faculty, the Department has quickly gained an international reputation for its research, as well as a local reputation for its expertise in corporate finance, derivatives, and the local and regional financial markets.... [-]


International Ph.D Programme in Economics

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Campus Full time 4 years October 2018 Italy Pisa

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. [+]

Jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by University of Strasbourg, France

The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies.

Students will be offered one year of intensive coursework by an international Faculty composed of both permanent staff of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and a large group of Visiting Scholars, and will then proceed to supervised research work, yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in international journals.... [-]


PhD in Economics

University of Economics Prague - Faculty of Business Administration
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The study branch Economics focuses on training scientists and researchers who want to gain or deepen their existing, knowledge and skills in the areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics. In [+]

Ph.D. Economics (English)

The study branch Economics focuses on training scientists and researchers who want to gain or deepen their existing, knowledge and skills in the areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics. In the field of macroeconomics, the focus is on the issues of analysis, and the influence of the institutional environment on macroeconomic management decision making in companies. In microeconomics, both the theory of prices and competition are the subjects of study, and secondly, the analysis of the impact of microeconomic (structural) policies on the corporate sphere.The students’ field of study, in addition to the compulsory and optional subjects, involves scientific and research work, based on the independent study of Czech and foreign literature, which gives the most up to date information in the field. Therefore, the student is required to engage in his/her own publication activity during the course of study. Studies are completed by the State Doctoral Examination and the defense of the Doctoral dissertation.It is expected that graduates will work in the fields of science and research, as well as in teaching (especially in universities). They will also work in the strategic and analytical departments of financial and non-financial companies.The structure of the programme is as follows:Block A: Subjects common to the whole school:... [-]