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The Economic Analysis and Policy PhD: Program Structure and Requirements

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The Rotman PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy is a challenging program, providing effective training for an academic career. The program includes a full year of mandatory microeconomic, macroeconomic and econometrics courses, a year of economic field courses, a research project, comprehensive examinations and a final dissertation.

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Program Structure

The Rotman PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy includes a full year of mandatory microeconomic, macroeconomic and econometrics courses, a year of economic field courses, a research project, comprehensive examinations and a final dissertation. Read on to discover what's involved in being a doctoral student in Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School.

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Required Courses

Rotman provides PhD level courses specifically created to provide you with the methodological and theoretical training required for exceptional research in your field. Required courses are chosen to provide the maximum benefit to your academic development. Read more to discover the curriculum requirements for the Rotman PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy.

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Research Project

The Rotman PhD is a challenging, academically rigorous program. Some areas require a research project component for the purpose of developing research and writing skills and preparing for the final dissertation. Students may be encouraged to present research at academic conferences or develop work to be published. Read more to learn about the research paper requirements for the Economic Analysis and Policy area.

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Performance Review

The PhD program at the Rotman School provides students with an annual performance review to ensure their successful progress in the program. Each area performs their reviews internally. Evaluation criteria for the doctoral program in Economic Analysis and Policy is listed here.

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Comprehensive Examinations

Comprehensive exams are an important step in achieving a doctorate degree. These exams are designed to test a student's competency in several academic areas that are critical to their discipline and support their research. Read more on the comprehensive exam requirements for the Rotman PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy.

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Dissertation

The dissertation is a PhD student's final step in completing the doctoral program. Building on previous course work and research the dissertation is a student's original contribution to their field of study.

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