Program update
Applications are closed for the Fall 2020 PhD program in Economics.

Now is the time to study economics.

Economics has gone mainstream.

You can analyze the impact of payday loans, overpopulation, and stock market ups and downs. But you also know the tie between daylight savings time and fatal vehicle crashes.

If the Great Recession and crash of 2008 taught us anything, it’s that we need people around who know and understand what’s happening in our economy.

Our PhD program is characterized by rigorous training, accessible faculty, and a history of successful placements. Beyond job opportunities in academia, you’ll have the skills to pursue opportunities with governments, think tanks, and multinational businesses. A PhD in economics arms you with research, data modeling, and writing skills that make you competitive for academic opportunities...and beyond.

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PhD job market candidates

Our PhD job market candidates are currently evaluating offers in academia, government, and industry. If you're looking to grow your faculty or have the perfect position for an economics scholar, check out the current roster of candidates.

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Career placements

Since 2009, our PhDs have joined universities, businesses, governmental orgs, and NGOs around the world, including:

  • University of Chicago
  • Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago, Dallas)
  • International Monetary Fund
  • University of Virginia
  • Syracuse University
  • Central Bank of Chile
  • Indiana University
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Capital One Bank
  • Samsung
  • Amazon
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Texas A&M University

Thought leaders just down the hall

Professor Rabah Amir is a nationally recognized expert in game theory and Professor David Frisvold recently received a major grant to study how calorie labeling on menus affects obesity. 

Better yet, the program’s intimate scale means you’ll interact with these and other brilliant minds on a daily basis. You’ll build mentoring relationships with the faculty that share and support your research.

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Student Story
Marilyn Pease recounts her experience as a PhD student in Economics at Tippie College of Business

“Even people I’ve never worked with directly have come up from time to time and asked if I needed anything…That’s something special to the program here.”

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