PhD/MPhil in Economics – Singapore Management University
PhD in Economics
Full Scholarship with monthly living stipends
SMU School of Economics has made remarkable achievements to excel in research and teaching in Economics, and it is now recognised internationally as a leading centre for economics research. In Tilburg University’s “Top 100 Economics Schools Research Ranking” based on publications in leading journals between 2016 and 2020, it was ranked 74th overall. In the area of Econometrics, it is ranked 1st in Asia and among the top 10 globally.
Our campus is at the heart of downtown Singapore, a dynamic and cosmopolitan hub. Situated at the crossroads of the world, Singapore is home to multinational companies and thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises flourishing in a smart city renowned for its business excellence and connectivity. With its strong infrastructure, political stability and respect for intellectual property rights, the city offers unique opportunities to develop as a global citizen and researcher.
PhD in Economics | MPhil in Economics
The objective of our research programmes is to attract the very best students and help them develop into first-rate researchers and educators, policy makers, or private sector analysts. To that aim, the PhD and MPhil in Economics programmes have been designed to be of the highest rigour and to allow our students to work closely with our world-class faculty throughout their studies.
Both programmes integrate rigorous coursework with a demanding research component. The coursework brings students to the frontier of Economics knowledge, while the thesis gives students the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the research frontier. MPhil students are given flexibility in the way they organize their coursework and the writing of their thesis over the two years of the programme to best fit their objective, be it to continue their studies with a PhD or to enter the labour force upon graduation.
All steps are undertaken under the close supervision of our faculty who work at frontier of research on a wide spectrum of topics in Economics and Econometrics, and who publish their work in the very best academic journals.
Our research strengths include: Econometrics • Game Theory, Social Choice & Mechanism Design • Monetary and Macroeconomics • Health Economics • Industrial Organisation • International Trade • Labour, Human Capital & Education • Real Estate & Urban Economics
The course duration for MPhil is 2 years and PhD is 5 years. Visit our website to learn more: http://smu.sg/phd-econs.
SMU awards scholarships and fellowships on a competitive basis. We assess applicants for different award schemes either at the time of admission based on qualification and suitability for these schemes or during their journey based on their outstanding academic performance. The full scholarships cover registration, subsidised tuition fees and monthly living stipends. Refer to website for the latest stipend rates: MPhil: smu.sg/mphil-stipend | PhD: smu.sg/phd-stipend.
PhD in Economics
Singapore Management University, School of Economics, 90 Stamford Road