PhD Program in Economics in Singapore

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A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.

With the current dynamic economic condition that is experienced in the whole world, being an international economic analyst requires this level of academics to give an accurate, factual and precise advice on the guidelines to take when coming up with both monetary and fiscal measures of economic solutions.

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a Southeast Asian island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometers north of the equator. A number of foreign universities, business schools and specialised institutes have also setup their Asian campuses in Singapore. Singapore is one of the safest major cities in the world by virtually any measure.

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PhD Scholarships

BI Norwegian Business School
Campus Full time 4 years

BI Norwegian Business School are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships. The Scholarships are granted for four years and pays NOK 448.000 per year (approximately Euro 48.300.) [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Economics in Singapore 2017. BI Norwegian Business School are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships. The Scholarships are granted for four years and pays NOK 448 000 per year (approximately Euro 48 300.) BI offers a full-time doctoral programme leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD). We admit highly qualified candidates that develop into researchers in the course of the programme. With a PhD from BI Norwegian Business School, you will be well positioned for a career in academia Our PhD programme consists of six different specialisations. The specialisations are Economics, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management, Leadership & Organization, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship. As a prospective candidate, you will apply for one of the specialisations. If admitted, you will take courses primarily in your field of study - your specialisation - and be supervised by faculty in this same field. This will help you to develop your research agenda and to progress into a researcher capable of producing research publishable in the top journals in your field. We are currently offering full-time PhD scholarships in Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership & Organization. Our school’s academic departments govern the specialisations in the PhD programme. In other words, the Finance Department runs the finance specialisation; The Strategy Department runs the strategy specialisation, and so on. Our academic departments have strong track records of producing research of high quality. The Finance Department is currently ranked 10th in Europe and 2nd in the Nordic countries based on research published in the top finance journals between 2005-2014. Progamme structure Course component To provide our candidates with the theoretical knowledge, empirical knowledge and methodological skills required to become successful researchers, the PhD programme consists of methodology courses, specialisation courses and elective courses. Seminars Our PhD candidates regularly attend research seminars. A research seminar is an event where the academic departments invite an internationally renowned researcher to present some of his/her ongoing research. This provides important exposure to the research frontier. PhD candidates who have finished their course work and have started to develop their own research agenda will also present their work at research seminars. PhD committees and pre-doctoral defense Our candidates have academic supervisors who help them develop as researchers. When the dissertation’s research questions are sufficiently well developed, the candidates will hold a pre-doctoral defense in front of a committee. This committee consists of professors from other universities, who will evaluate research progress and give advice on how best to move the research forward. The committee will assess whether the candidate is on track to the successful completion of the dissertation. Dissertation and final defense The PhD dissertation will provide contributions to the academic literature. PhD candidates from BI are expected to write a dissertation containing research that can be published in the leading academic journals of their field of specialisation. The PhD evaluation committee will have the final say on whether or not a dissertation is ready for public defense—meaning that the PhD candidate is ready to publicly defend his/her research in front of the PhD evaluation committee, other faculty, family and friends. PhD placement The dissertation is clearly an important outcome of several years of research work. However, the most important outcome for our PhD candidates is the employment opportunities that will be available after having defended their thesis. At BI, we emphasize placing our PhD candidates at excellent research universities. Past PhD candidates have been recruited by London Business School, University of Melbourne, University of Calgary, and Nanyang University, to name a few. BI Norwegian Business School: http://www.bi.edu/phd [-]

PhD in Economics

Singapore Management University PhD Programmes
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years August 2017 Singapore

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognised 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... [+]

The Singapore Management University (SMU) PhD in Economics trains scholars to do rigorous research and analysis in Economics. It is is a highly selective and carefully planned programme delivered by a team of internationally recognised 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 policy makers. Our graduates often go on to become professors in universities where they work to extend and to transmit knowledge of our economies. Many graduates also go on to work in industry, the public sector, and in international organisations where they apply their economics knowledge and research capabilities to improve the economic condition of their firms, industries, countries, and the world. SMU’s School of Economics is globally recognised as a leading research centre. In Tilburg University’s ‘Top 100 Economics Schools Research Ranking’ based on publications in leading journals between 2009 and 2012, it was ranked 1st in Asia and 57th overall. The department is ranked within the global top 10 in econometrics. PhD in Economics Programme Structure The PhD in Economics is a full-time programme, with a maximum candidature of five years. In the first two years of study, students will enrol in intensive courses to build their research depth and breadth. The coursework is intended to prepare students for dissertation research. Students are required to sit for a PhD Qualifying Examination (QE) to assess their mastery of fundamental concepts and theories. On successful completion of the QE, the student will be ready to embark on the dissertation, which is based on original, independent research. Admission Requirements - At least a good Bachelor’s degree. A Master’s degree is useful but not required. Applicants must have a strong mathematical background, ideally including multivariable calculus (typically covered over two courses of calculus at the undergraduate level), real analysis, intermediate level linear algebra, and a strong foundation in probability and statistics. - Good GRE or GMAT results. - Good TOEFL or IELTS scores (for applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/Master’s level was not in English). PhD Students’ Professional Development Students are also provided professional training. These include teaching, English communications and presentation skills, as well as career development workshops such as interview preparation. Furthermore, students also have opportunities to share their research contributions with the international research community through reputable refereed research conferences, in Singapore and abroad. SMU provides funding for our students to attend such conferences. [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

National University of Singapore Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 - 5 years August 2017 Singapore

The PhD Programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics. [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)

The PhD Programme is aimed at attracting the top students from Asia and beyond, and training them to engage in frontier research in economics.

Admission Requirements

A good Masters degree in Economics is required for admission to the PhD Programme directly. Students with a strong honors degree (first class or second upper) in Economics or have a good quantitative background such as in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, operations research, etc; may be considered for direct entry to the PhD programme.

Applicants whose native tongue or medium of university instruction is not in English should submit the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.... [-]