The PhD in Economics provides training in the theory and application of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Students aim for careers in the academic, public, or private sectors.

Degree Type: Doctoral

Degree Program Code: PHD_ECNM

Degree Program Summary:

According to its mission statement, the University of Georgia “endeavors to prepare the university community and the state for full participation in the global society of the twenty first century.” The Department of Economics plays an essential role in this mission, not only because it provides a necessary foundation for business education, but also because it is a core discipline and, as such, an integral part of a well-rounded, liberal education. The department strives to promote high-quality research and scholarship, and to provide students with an excellent education in economics as a foundation for general understanding of the world, successful undertaking of business endeavors, and advanced studies and research.

Our PhD program provides in-depth, rigorous training in economic theory and econometrics and prepares students for careers in research, teaching and consulting in academia, private industry and government. The program offers fields specialization in econometrics, industrial organization, international economics, monetary / macroeconomics, public economics and labor economics, and also has strengths in productivity analysis and economic history.

Locations Offered:

Athens (Main Campus)

College / School:

Terry College of Business

600 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30605



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