PhD in applied economics
Our PhD program offers students a strong foundation in economic theory and econometrics and a variety of fields where these tools can be applied. We offer training in the areas of public policy, labour economics, macro-economics, monetary economics, econometrics, natural resources, environmental and health economics. We believe in an ‘open-door’ atmosphere, which is intended to engage and stimulate graduate students in their chosen paths of research.
Our PhD students are funded for up to 12 on-campus terms, and can work as research assistants as well as teaching assistants. For students wishing to advance their teaching skills, we have a limited number of course instructor positions available.
Visit our faculty web page to see our professors' areas of specialization and their publications.
You may access the Southwestern Ontario Research Data Centre (SWORDC), one the few data centres that provides access to Statistics Canada data sets in master file form. SWORDC is conveniently housed in the PAS building adjacent to economics in Hagey Hall.
Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. We receive an average of 33 international PhD applications each year, and admit approximately 1 international PhD student. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in this program.