PhD Program

Welcome to the PhD Program

The Georgetown University Economics Ph.D. program is a full-time program designed for students who seek research careers on the forefront of economic science. The Ph.D. program provides an excellent training environment for future scholars. Located in the nation’s capital, it is ideally situated for both students specializing in the pure science and those who wish to study policy informed by the science.

Main Contacts

  • Julius Shapiro serves as the PhD Program Coordinator. Please contact him first with any questions related to the PhD Program.
  • Professor¬†Axel Anderson¬†serves as Director of Graduate Studies and is responsible for the PhD Program.
  • Professor John Rust serves as the PhD Admissions Director.


  • Information for Applying to the PhD Program

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Supplementary Form


  • Alumni News

  • Biennial Conference

  • Recent Placements

Information for Current Students

  • Current PhDs Students

  • Forms

  • Razin Lecture and Prize

General Information

  • Directions to the Department
  • Housing Information

Job Market

  • Current Job Market Candidates
  • Previous Job Market Candidates

Our PhD Students

  • Current PhD Student Profiles

Program Requirements

  • Course of Study
  • Core Courses
  • Field Courses
  • Policies and Procedures