Ph.D. Offerings

The Department offers, jointly with its counterpart at the University of Ottawa, a superb and innovative doctoral program leading to a Ph.D. in Economics. This program provides students with the highest level of training as well as the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge research.

Our graduates go on to successful careers in academia and the public and private sectors. While holders of master’s degrees in economics are viewed generally as being bona fide professional economists, doctoral-level training is viewed more and more commonly as a necessary qualification for doing high-level economic analysis.

The first two semesters of the doctoral program consist of rigorous training in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory and quantitative methods. Rather than write comprehensive exams in the summer of their first year, students enrol in a 2nd year paper course and attend workshops designed to introduce them to different areas of economic research and the computer software that economists use when undertaking that research. The 2nd year paper course continues throughout the second year. By the end of their second year students will have completed a research paper and elective courses in their fields of interest. These first two years provide a solid foundation for carrying out research and writing a thesis over the following three years.

The Department offers strong students competitive funding packages comprising a mixture of teaching assistantships, tuition scholarships, and other types of scholarships.

Program handbook: PhD Handbook 2023-24
FAQ: Prospective students
Graduates: Recent placements
General graduate queries: Renée Lortie, Graduate Administrator
In-Program Ph.D. advising: Professor Minjoon Lee, Ph.D. Supervisor

Recently Graduated Doctoral Students:

Florian Richard

Assistant Professor, Laval University

Jingjing Xu

Assistant Professor, Kings University College – Western University

Nabil Afodjo

Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University

Joshua Brault

Senior Data Scientist, Bank of Canada