Doctor of Philosophy
Professor Randi Hjalmarsson
The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg announces 3-6 positions in the PhD program in Economics, financed by employment on a regular and fully financed Swedish PhD position (“doktorandtjänst”), with the starting date of September 1, 2023.
The Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg and has around 100 employees. The department teaches economics and statistics courses to around 800 students registered in various courses and programs. A diversity of economists -- both in terms of fields of expertise and nationality -- are located at the department. The research conducted is within a broad range of areas, including labor, health, environmental, development, behavioral, and financial economics.
The PhD program starts September 1, 2023 and expected date of completion is May, 2028, at which point the student is expected to obtain a PhD in Economics (doktorsexamen). The first two years are largely dominated by coursework whereas the remainder are primarily devoted to research and thesis writing as well as departmental work, such as teaching and administrative duties.
To be eligible for admission, the applicant must meet the requirements for basic and special eligibility below. These requirements will
generally be met by applicants with a masters in economics or related field, like finance or statistics.
Basic eligibility: the applicant must have a degree awarded at advanced level; or have completed studies for at least 240 higher education credits of which at least 60 higher education credits were awarded at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.
Special eligibility: the applicant must have completed at least 90 higher education credits in economics; or have completed at least 30 higher education credits in economics at advanced level; or have equivalent qualifications.
Selection from applicants who meet the requirements for basic and special eligibility based on the ability to assimilate the education at
For candidates who fulfill the requirements, the submitted materials will be reviewed by Department of Economics PhD Admissions
Committee. Selection is based on the student's performance at the undergraduate and, especially, advanced levels. Emphasized selection criteria include: very good grades, an excellent thesis, and strong recommendation letters. Demonstrated excellence in Mathematics, Statistics, and Econometrics as well in advanced core courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics will be positively evaluated. The applicant’s general suitability for the PhD program will also be considered. A select group of candidates will be called to an interview.
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