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A PhD Economics provides dedicated students the research skills and knowledge in specialized fields to become the future teachers and researchers of global economics. PhD Economics graduates are prepared for positions in government, universities, corporate enterprises, and consulting firms as experts in specialized economic fields. Top universities all over the world offer PhD Economics programs that engage students in small, intimate class settings for the personal attention required to not only attain the essential principals of economic theory, but to apply them to issues pertaining to government and business problems.

Work in research centers, opportunities for supervised independent research, and interdisciplinary courses allow for potential PhD Economics candidates to leave the program with a well-rounded and experienced understanding of the many different economic issues faced by our society today.

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Hanken School of Economics

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Finland Helsinki Vaasa
January 2020
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

HKBU School of Business offers research postgraduates programmes (“RPG”), either MPhil or PhD across five main disciplines, namely Accountancy and Law (ACLW), Economics ( ... [+]

Programme Overview

HKBU School of Business offers research postgraduates programmes (“RPG”), either MPhil or PhD across five main disciplines, namely Accountancy and Law (ACLW), Economics (ECON), Finance and Decision Sciences (FDS), Management (MGNT) and Marketing (MKT). Combining academic rigour with a resolutely international approach, these programmes are ideal for future business leaders or scholars.

PhD students work in close collaboration with world-class faculty as thesis supervisor, but also a mentor and coach to support you in this intellectual journey. Students will have the opportunity to act as a part-time lecturer in the undergraduate programme. This opportunity, available in the final year of study, is an ideal stepping stone for those seeking a career in academia. Financial assistance in various forms is available through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme.... [-]

Hong Kong Kowloon Tong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 years
Campus
Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of ... [+]

The form of study: full-time or distance

Length of study: 4 years (8 semesters)

Entrance examination: is led by a committee nominated by the scientific board of the relevant study program and assigned by the dean of the faculty. The entrance examination consists of a scientific discussion, oral interview verifying the knowledge of English and a second foreign language of global use and the transcript of records from previous university studies.

Profile of the graduate

It is supposed that the graduate masters the theoretical foundations of the study area, the basic methods of scientific work in the field of study and the basic forms of permanent collection of worldwide knowledge in the field of study for lifelong learning. Graduates are supposed to be able to design descriptive and normative economic models of economic processes at the macro and microeconomic level and collect relevant documents needed for their formalization. Furthermore, the ability of generalization of scientific knowledge into the form of economic laws is assumed together with their application in the interpretation of specific economic tasks to promote sustainable development. Graduates should be able to independently work on solutions for serious economic problems, including environmental protection at sectoral and company level within the agrarian sector as an integral part of the national economy. Graduates should manage alternative approaches for solving economic problems on both the business and corporate level and be capable of supporting interdisciplinary synthesis supporting the optimization of economic actions and processes towards sustainable development.... [-]

Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Singapore Management University

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is a highly selective and carefully plann ... [+]

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognized professors who are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of economics knowledge, and who are dedicated to teaching and training the next generation of economics researchers and thinkers, teachers and policymakers.

Our graduates often go on to become professors in universities where they work to extend and transmit knowledge of our economies. Many graduates also go on to work in the industry, the public sector, and in international organizations where they apply their economics knowledge and research capabilities to improve the economic condition of their firms, industries, countries, and the world.... [-]

Singapore
August 2019
Full-time
4 - 5 years
Campus
University of Porto School of Economics and Management.

The Ph.D. Programme in Economics is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework; the remaining semesters are devoted to the prep ... [+]

The Ph.D. Programme is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparation of the Ph.D. dissertation.

The selected cohorts of students that enroll the Programme each year receive training within a stimulating research environment. The Programme is hosted by the Center for Economics and Finance at the U. Porto (cef.up), the leading research unit of the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (FEP-UP), which sponsors several courses and seminars over the academic year. Research papers are presented by visiting scholars, by Department faculty, and by graduate students. Seminar attendance is an integral part of the Ph.D. programme, as it provides students with knowledge about current research in their areas of interest, as well as an acquaintance with researchers in such areas. Presentation of their research results allows students to acquire key academic abilities and to obtain timely feedback from scholars and colleagues on their theses.... [-]

Portugal Porto
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus
Wits Business School

Join top candidates from across the continent, participate in rich cultural and social debates and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by develop ... [+]

Programme Overview

The WBS Ph.D. programme is the largest in South Africa and one of the most highly regarded on the continent. We seek out and bring together top candidates from across Africa to address important topics in their Ph.D. research that are relevant to the advancement of business and society on our continent. We have students from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Zambia and of course South Africa, and the best faculty from across the continent so that our Ph.D. is authentically African in perspective. As a student of our Ph.D. programme, you will gain real cultural and social insights from our commercial and political debates, you will sharpen your ability to articulate, grow in confidence and realize the vastness of the knowledge domains you can master by developing your learning and research skills. A Ph.D. shows the world you are capable of putting in the disciplined effort, logical thought and leaps of insight needed to be a ground-breaking innovator. It tells employers that you work diligently to discover new truths, evaluate alternative approaches and forge ways forward based on solid evidence.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Cracow University of Economics

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, ar ... [+]

The Cracow University of Economics offers innovative part-time Ph.D. Studies in Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM). These studies, conducted entirely in English, are designed for candidates interested in academic research, willing to explore multidisciplinary research opportunities given at the CUE. The aim of the programme is to educate future researchers, teachers, and professionals, and to contribute to the development and application of scientific knowledge at an international level.

The programme lasts for 3 years (6 semesters); Doctoral students meet four times a year (2 times per semester). Each meeting lasts for three days (Friday-Sunday); Study programme is designed esp... [-]
Poland Kraków
October 2019
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Xiamen University - Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics

The international doctoral programs in economics and finance at WISE & SOE, XMU are designed to attract international students with clear academic interests and motiv ... [+]

The international doctoral programs in economics and finance at WISE & SOE, XMU are designed to attract international students with clear academic interests and motivations, who would like to carry out their master and/or doctoral studies in China.

WISE focuses on high-quality economics and finance education, frontier research, and intensive international academic exchanges and cooperation. With excellent faculty members recruited from top overseas universities, all degree programs are conducted in English based on the international common standard.

WISE & SOE offer four doctoral programs for international students:... [-]

China Xiamen
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
SMC University

The Ph.D. /Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field ... [+]

Extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today

EXCEL IN THE FIELD OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Political Economy is being offered jointly and as a dual degree program by SMC University and Universidad Central de Nicaragua. The Ph.D. / Doctorate in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. The program consists of courses which provide a broad spectrum of political international problems from the perspective of different parties involved. The program targets individuals who wish to excel in this field of ever-increasing importance and who wish to obtain an international perspective on their previous education and career experience. It also is aimed at individuals wishing to give their career an academic direction, developing skills of applied research, political consulting and lecturing in the field of diplomacy/political science. UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.... [-]

Switzerland Zug
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
University of Economics Prague - Faculty of Business Administration

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 a ... [+]

For up-to-date information about the PhD programmes at the Faculty of Business Administration see the website.

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:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Campus
Stockholm School of Economics

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, w ... [+]

PhDs in Economics.

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.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
August 2020
Full-time
5 years
Campus
Durham University Business School

Our research is broad ranging and far reaching and includes economic growth and policy, behavioral economics and finance, and economic and financial development in China ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Durham
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Economics, Networks and Business Analytics is one of the four field-specific curricula. This curriculum provides participants with a solid knowledge of modern analytical ... [+]

2018/19 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Deadline for applications – August 3rd, 2018, 12 pm CEST

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it), one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey. Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.... [-]

Italy Lucca
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
LUISS PhD programs

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international ec ... [+]

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and capable of expanding the frontiers of research in economic disciplines.

The program requires full-time attendance and is taught entirely in English. It is designed to give students the ability to understand and elaborate a broad spectrum of economic problems and to provide up to date analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques.

Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Technical University of Liberec

The aim of the program is to provide candidates with complex Ph.D. studies in IT technologies and systems along with fundamental knowledge in economics. ... [+]

PhDs in Economics. Ph.D. in System Engineering and Informatics, Economics and Informatics

The highest degree of university education provides deep and systematic knowledge of the information systems for analysis specialisation, projecting optimised conception of information systems and their running with regard to their users. Apart from the gained knowledge of information systems, the students gain considerable expertise in economics and management. The students acquire a prerequisite for succeeding in economic and managerial positions at the highest level of corporate and other institutions management. Further, the students will be of use at universities, and in science and research institutions.... [-]

Czech Republic Liberec
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
Campus