Top PhD Programs in Economics 2016/2017

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If you're just about to choose your PhD program, it's important that you consider options that match your research interests and personal style. Today we're listing a selection of the very best PhD programs in Economics, to help you find the doctoral program, which is right for you.


Doctoral Program in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, University of Zürich

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

Details: The Doctoral Program in Economics at the University of Zurich was launched in its current format in 2009. It offers both a set of courses taught (in English) by internationally renowned scholars at the University of Zurich and world-class research opportunities. The Zurich Graduate School of Economics (ZurichGSE) receives about 300 applications and admits between 12 and 16 students each year. Funding is guaranteed for four years, with those making satisfactory progress receiving a fifth year. Departmental scholarships are offered for the first year of the Ph.D. program, and recipients are expected to work as teaching assistants from the second year onwards. Research assistant positions are also available. In addition, the ZurichGSE offers three UBS Center Scholarships. All scholar- ships are awarded competitively on the basis of academic merit.


Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research

Institution: Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Location: Kiel, Germany

Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

Details: This 10-month program taught by professors from top-universities (including Cambridge, Chicago, NYU and Yale) will prepare you for entry to first-rate PhD programs and careers with international organisations, central banks, research institutes etc. More than 600 participants graduated from the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) since its start in 1984. They are now part of the Advanced Studies Alumni Association, a global network with members in more than 50 countries. After graduating from the Advanced Studies Program, participants were admitted to PhD programs of renowned European and US universities, or moved on to positons with international organisations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, UN, EU, etc.), central banks and ministries, universities and research institutes, or international corporations. The program addresses in particular M.A. graduates but is also relevant for economists with some years of professional experience who would like to keep up with recent academic developments in the field, as well as for PhD candidates who are enrolled at universities without an own PhD program in international economics.


PhD in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Location: London, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


PhD in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, Lund University

Location: Lund, Sweden

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


PhD in Economics

Institution: School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University

Location: Maastricht, Netherlands

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


Doctorate in Economy

Institution: Department of Economics, Sciences Po Paris

Location: Paris, France

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


PhD Program in Economics

Institution: Stockholm School of Economics

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2017


PhD in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, Tilburg University

Location: Tilburg, Netherlands    

Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017


PhD in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, University of Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2016


DPhil in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2017


Ph.D. in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, MA, United States

Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2016


Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Institution: Department of Economics, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017


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