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.

A list of recent academic placements of our Ph.D. students reflects the rapid ascendancy of the program. That quality is exemplified by the Razin Prize awarded each year for the best dissertation or research paper produced by an advanced graduate student.

Approximately 15 students enter the program each year. Small class sizes allow students to work closely with faculty on coursework and dissertation research.

Students may choose from among eight fields of specialization: 

  • Econometrics
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Trade
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics and Political Economy

See a detailed description of 2010 - 2012 Course of Study here, and 2013 and Later Course of Study here.

Analytical skills and a strong preparation in mathematics are essential for successful application.



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