The PhD program in Economics provides rigorous training in the theory and application of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. Entering students aim for research-oriented careers in the academic, public, or private sectors.

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.

Degree Awarded: PHD

Degree Code: PHD_ECON

School/College: Terry College of Business

Business Learning Community
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

706-542-8100

Academic Department: Economics

Business Learning Community
610 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Graduate Coordinator: Ian Schmutte

706-542-3666

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