The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
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The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD 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 University of Guelph’s PhD in Economics program will prepare you to become an independent and skilled researcher, in preparation for a career in academia, public or private sector. For decades, this program has prepared graduates for successful careers in academia or the private sector. You'll benefit from learning and conducting your own research beside some of the world's most renowned economists. Our faculty currently rank in the top 5% of the world for research output in economics, according to Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). [+]
Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer PhD in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. Students who choose to specialize in Finance will examine the theoretical and analytical basis of corporate finance, financial instruments, portfolio management, inter-temporal trade-offs, asset valuation and risk management. The field provides students from business, economics and other related disciplines with a means to pursue doctoral studies. [+]
Multidisciplinary, holistic and forward-looking, the Telfer PhD in Management program is unique, challenging and carries high expectations for students. In the Accounting and Control field of the PhD in Management, students examine reporting, accountability, internal/external controls, regulations, governance requirements and practices, international performance measurement, compensation, risk management and intellectual capital measurement. [+]
The Economics Department offers a PhD in Economics for individuals who want to continue their studies in applied economics beyond the master’s level and to conduct research on policy-oriented issues under the guidance of faculty with national reputations in health, labor, public economics, and environmental studies. It is an innovative program that provides students with a mastery of advanced empirical and analytical methods so they can conduct high-quality research and contribute to the knowledge base in business, government, non-profit, and research settings. The Department conducts nationally-recognized research that supports its academic programs, promotes economic understanding, and fosters economic development in the Triad and the state. Classes at the doctoral level are small, and students benefit from direct and frequent interactions with faculty. Students begin working in applied research early in their programs and are encouraged to work with faculty to identify policy problems they want to investigate through the dissertation. Our PhD students frequently work with faculty on grant-funded research and co-author papers for presentation at regional and national professional meetings. [+]
The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in International Economics offers advanced training focusing on trade and international monetary economics in addition to other key contemporary issues in the economics field... [+]
The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in International Economics offers advanced training focusing on trade and international monetary economics in addition to other key contemporary issues in the economics field. As part of the programme, students produce a thesis that represents a substantial contribution to the discipline which also serves to strengthen their ability to combine independent research with formal methodologies and the tools of modern economics for a future career in this area.
PhD with a specialisation in International Economics
The 4 years PhD program is centered around a research dissertation. This work represents a substantial contribution to economics and demonstrates your ability to combine independent research with the formal methodologies and tools of modern economics.... [-]
The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. [+]
The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. In this programme, students are encouraged to take a minor in another discipline at the PhD level in order to be equipped to deal with complex issues from at least two academic standpoints. In addition, students have the opportunity to carry out fieldwork by taking part in projects being supervised by faculty members in developing countries.
PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics
Over the past decade, Development Economics has arguably become one of the most interesting fields in the profession. From global macroeconomic issues such as the determinants of economic growth, to carefully-crafted microeconomic work in which rigorously constructed theory is tested in developing countries, often using cutting-edge experimental or quasi-experimental techniques, Development Economics is at the heart of many current policy debates. What works and what does not in terms of social programmes geared towards reducing poverty, child malnutrition, or the spread of HIV/AIDS? What policies should a country follow in order to ensure sustained economic growth and an equitable distribution of income?... [-]
The Economics Ph.D. Program at ITAM was created with the intention of contributing to Mexico and Latin America's academic and economic development through the promotion of economic research and the training of highly qualified economists. [+]
The Economics Ph.D. Program at ITAM was created with the intention of contributing to Mexico and Latin America's academic and economic development through the promotion of economic research and the training of highly qualified economists. The Program is part of ITAM's continuing commitment with the scientific and cultural development of the region.
ITAM has a long and successful experience training economists at the undergraduate and master's level. ITAM is also one of the region´s foremost research institutions in the field of economics, as shown by the number and quality of publications by our economics faculty and by the organization in recent years of a number of important academic events. For both reasons, we are in an excellent position to build a first class doctoral program.... [-]