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The Business Economics PhD: Strengths

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The PhD Program in Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School is designed to prepare students for research-oriented careers in university economics departments and management faculties as well as careers in business and government. The PhD provides in-depth knowledge of and training in general economic theory and methodology. Students benefit from a close working relationship with leading scholars throughout their studies.

Strengths of the Program

Rotman’s Economic Analysis and Policy PhD is designed to prepare students for research-oriented careers in university economics departments and management faculties as well as careers in business and government. The PhD provides in-depth knowledge of and training in general economic theory and methodology; it offers specific training in three sub-disciplines within economics: Industrial Organization, International Economics and Urban / Real Estate Economics. With specializations in only these three fields, Business Economics PhD students have the opportunity early on in their program to work closely with leading scholars in their chosen area of specialization.

After the first year of general economics training, each student works in close collaboration with faculty to design a program of specialized study that best suits his or her research interests. This close collaboration with faculty continues on through the remainder of the student’s research career at Rotman.

The Business Economics PhD can typically be completed in four to five years, depending upon prior training and student progress. Successful progress through the program requires that students develop mastery in a variety of economic disciplines – as demonstrated through successful completion of courses and exams – and demonstrate skills in original research and communication of research results.

Contact the PhD Program at Rotman

Contact the Economic Analysis and Policy PhD advisor April Franco

Why choose the Rotman Economic Analysis and Policy PhD?

  • A faculty roster that boasts leading scholars in International Economics, Industrial Organization and Urban / Real Estate Economics who work closely with students throughout the entirety of the PhD program.
  • World-class research capabilities provided through the Rotman Institute for International Business and the Centre for Real Estate and Urban Economics.
  • An active seminar series featuring visiting professors from around the world
  • Full funding for all PhD students through a financial aid package that fully covers tuition and provides an attractive stipend that can continue for up to five years in the program.
  • Location: the Rotman School is a part of Canada’s top research university and is located in the heart of Toronto, North America’s third-largest city.
A faculty roster that boasts leading scholars in International Economics, Industrial Organization and Urban / Real Estate Economics who work closely with students throughout the entirety of the PhD program.
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