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PhD program

PhD in 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.

See the detailed PhD degree requirements.

PhD student profile

Yu Chen

“The department really helped me to build my confidence." says Yu Chen.

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