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Economics and Education PhD

Doctor of philosophy in economics and education.

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Doctor of Philosophy

  • Points/Credits: 75
  • Entry Terms: Fall

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 $75 Application Fee
 Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
 GRE General Test (Optional)
 Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
 Academic Writing Sample (Optional)

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This 75-point degree program is intended for individuals who want to acquire advanced training in the theory, methods, and practices in the economics of education. It is a highly selective program to prepare individuals for leadership roles in teaching, research, or administrative settings.

The coursework for this program consists of three parts: core courses, courses in research methods, and courses in a specialized area of study, such as higher education, early childhood education, field experimentation, or a regional focus. Students work on their dissertation under the guidance of faculty advisors within the program; additional members of the dissertation committee may be drawn from other TC Departments, and at least one committee member must be from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. All degrees are conferred by Columbia University. https://www.tc.columbia.edu/education-policy-and- social-analysis/economics-and-education/degrees/doctor-of-philosophy- in-economics-and-education-econ/

Admission to the Ph.D. program is highly selective. All applications to enter the program are evaluated on an individual and holistic basis. However, the curriculum of the degree program assumes that students have some previous coursework in economics and statistics, possess intellectual maturity, and demonstrate an interest in education policy and practice. Compelling applications for admission demonstrate the applicant’s capacity for success and also clearly explain how the Economics and Education curriculum fits with the applicant’s past experiences and future goals.

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PhD Admissions in Finance

The Finance Doctoral Program is highly competitive; fewer than 5% of applicants are admitted in the typical year. To begin the application process, we'll ask you to  create an account  with us. This will keep your application secure and allow you to edit and revise your information before final submission.

To be considered for the program applicants must submit their materials via the online portal no later than December 15th. Applications received after this date will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed. 

Application Materials

Essay Instructions: The Admissions Committee is interested in your reasons for pursuing doctoral study. In an essay no longer than 1000 words, please describe (1) your educational goals, research interests, and professional objectives. If you have already formulated plans for dissertation-level research, please describe them as specifically as possible. (2) those academic and/or professional achievements which have contributed most to your development and the formation of your goals and interests. Please also include the major field area to which you are applying - Accounting, Finance and Economics, Decision, Risk and Operations, Management, or Marketing

Recommendation Letters

Two letters of recommendation are required, however a total of four may be submitted. 

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A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent (i.e., a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university) is required for admission. A master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected. 

GMAT or GRE

Applicants may take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), but scores from one are required. Test scores should be input into the appropriate section of the application. Admitted students will be asked to submit an official copy if there is not one on record. Decisions are not binding until these materials have been received.

  • The GRE is administered by  Educational Testing Service  at numerous centers throughout the United States and abroad.
  • Further information about the GMAT is available from the  Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) .
  • Test scores are only one of many factors that are considered when the School makes admissions decisions and there is no minimum score that must be met in order to apply. 

Applicants from abroad must also take either the  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or the  IELTS  unless they received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction. 

Application Fee

An application fee of $100 must be submitted with your application. An application is not considered complete until the fee has been paid. 

Fee waivers are available to active duty US military personnel, and members of the Peace Corps, Teach for America, Teach for China, or Teach for India who are currently in service. Applicants who qualify for a fee waiver should email a fee waiver request, as well as proof of service, to  apply.gsb.columbia.edu .

Frequently Asked Questions

How can i get cbs my letters of recommendation.

We only accept letters of recommendation through our online system.

How do I pay the application fee?

An application fee of $100 in the form of a credit or debit card must be submitted in tandem with your application. An application is not considered complete until the fee has been paid. You may use Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover when using our online application.

By when do I need to submit my scores and undergraduate transcript?

Ideally, you would submit these in advance of the application deadline. All test scores (GMAT, GRE and TOEFL) should be self reported in the application form. When admittance decisions are made we will ask admitted students for official copies of both their transcripts and test scores. Decisions are not binding until these materials have been received.

Can I enroll in the program part-time?

Our PhD Program is full-time only. We do not offer a part-time course of study. 

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Irina Bogacheva

Irina Bogacheva is Director of Research at Millburn Ridgefield and Adjunct Professor within the Department of Mathematics.

Previously, she held senior research positions with Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Asset Management, QS Investors, and Franklin Templeton. Irina’s professional experience includes research and implementation of systematic global macro strategies, strategic and dynamic asset allocation, and active factor equity strategies. She holds Diploma in Mathematics from Moscow State University, Master’s in Economics from New Economic School (Moscow), and an MBA in Analytic Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she also completed Ph.D. coursework in Finance.

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Alberto Botter

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics MS, Columbia University Quantitative Methods in Investment Management

Alberto Botter is a Managing Director within the Portfolio Management department at AQR Capital Management. In this role, he oversees the construction, optimization, and management of AQR’s Equities Long-Short and Tax-Managed portfolios. Prior to AQR, Mr. Botter was a quant in the Wealth Strategies Group at Morgan Stanley. Alberto earned a B.S. and an M.S. in economics from the University of Bologna and an M.A. in Mathematics of Finance from Columbia University.

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Luca Capriotti

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics Ph.D., International School for Advanced Studies Credit Models, Computational Finance, and Machine Learning

Luca is the Global Head of Quantitative Strategies (QS) Credit at Credit Suisse, where he has worked since 2004. Previous to this role, he was the global head of QS for Credit and Structured Notes; he was the EMEA head and the US head of QS Global Credit Products; he worked in Commodities in New York and London, and he was part of the cross-asset modeling R&D group of QS in the London office.

Luca is also Visiting Professor at the Department of Mathematics at University College London, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. His current research interests are in Credit Models, Computational Finance, and Machine Learning, with a focus on efficient numerical techniques for Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management, and applications of Adjoint Algorithmic Differentiation (AAD), which he has pioneered in Finance and Physics, and for which he holds a US Patent. Luca has published over 70 scientific papers, with the top 3 papers collecting to date over 1000 citations (h factor 27, i10 factor 49).

Prior to working in Finance, Luca was a researcher at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, California, working in High-Temperature Superconductivity and Quantum Monte Carlo methods for Condensed Matter systems. He has been awarded the Director’s fellowship at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Wigner Fellowship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Luca holds an M.S. cum laude in Physics from the University of Florence, and an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. cum laude in Condensed Matter Theory, from the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste.

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Alexei Chekhlov

Capital Markets and Investments, Math Methods in Financial Price Analysis

Alexei Chekhlov is an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Department of Mathematics. He has previously taught graduate courses such as “Mathematical Methods in Financial Price Analysis” and “Capital Markets and Investments.” Additionally, Chekhlov serves as the Head of Research and Partner at Systematic Alpha Management, LLC, and he previously worked as a research associate at Princeton University, where he conducted research on the theory of fluid turbulence. He has published repeatedly on fluid mechanics, the kinetic theory of gases, turbulence, and within the fields of applied mathematics and quantitative finance. Chekhlov earned his Ph.D. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University.

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Paul-Guillaume Fournié

MSc, Ecole Polytechnique, 2015 MSc, Corps des Mines, 2018

Interest Rates Models

Paul-Guillaume Fournié has been working as an Options Rates Quant at BNP Paribas’ New York office since 2019, heading the team locally since 2022. Covering both Vanilla and Exotic options, his most recent focus has been on the creation and adaptation of interest rates models to SOFR. He holds MSc in Mathematics and Physics from Ecole Polytechnique and MSc in Economics and Public Policy from Corps des Mines. Before switching to finance he occupied several positions in leading French industrial and telecommunications companies and served in France’s Ministry of the Economy.

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Tat Sang Fung

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, Columbia University, 1996 Numerical Methods in Finance and Risk Model Methodologies

Tat Sang Fung is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, and he currently teaches “Numerical Methods in Finances,” a graduate course required for students in the Mathematics of Finance program. His areas of expertise include Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Methodology, and Mathematics. Additionally, Fung serves as the Global Head of Risk Model Methodology at Jefferies and has held other senior positions in the finance industry at Finch Lead Inc. and Finastra. Fung earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University.

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Julien guyon

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, École des ponts ParisTech, 2006 Nonlinear Option Pricing

Julien Guyon is a professor of Applied Mathematics at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious French Grandes Ecoles, where he holds the BNP Paribas Chair Futures of Quantitative Finance. Before joining Ecole des Ponts, Julien worked in the financial industry for 16 years, first in the Global Markets Quantitative Research team at Societe Generale in Paris (2006-2012), then as a senior quantitative analyst in the Quantitative Research group at Bloomberg L.P., New York (2012-2022). Julien was also an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics at Columbia University and at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU, from 2015 to 2022; and previously at Universite Paris Diderot and Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. Julien serves as an Associate Editor of Finance & Stochastics, SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, and Journal of Dynamics and Games. He is also a Louis Bachelier Fellow.

Julien co-authored the book Nonlinear Option Pricing (Chapman & Hall, 2014) with Pierre Henry-Labordere. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals (including Finance and Stochastics, SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Risk, Journal of Computational Finance, Annals of Applied Probability, Stochastic Processes and their Applications) and is a regular speaker at international conferences, both academic and professional. His main research interests include volatility and correlation modeling, option pricing, optimal transport, and numerical probabilistic methods.

A big soccer fan, Julien has also published articles on fairness in sports both in academic journals and in top-tier newspapers including The New York Times, The Times, Le Monde, and El Pais. Some of his suggestions for draws and tournament design have been adopted by FIFA and UEFA, including a new, fairer draw method for the FIFA World Cup; a fairer format for the 2026 FIFA World Cup (in progress); a new knockout bracket for the UEFA Euro; and an optimized schedule of the UEFA Champions League. His paper “Risk of collusion: Will groups of 3 ruin the FIFA World Cup?” won the 2nd prize at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the biggest sports analytics event in the world.

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Ioannis Karatzas

Ioannis Karatzas is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Applied Probability in Columbia’s Department of Mathematics, whose research interests include Probability and Mathematical Statistics, Random Processes, Stochastic Analysis, Optimization, and Mathematical Economics and Finance. He has served as the managing editor for the book series Applications of Mathematics and on numerous editorial boards such as “Applied Mathematics & Optimization,” “Stochastics,” the “SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis,” and the “SIAM Journal on Control & Optimization.” His book with Steven Shreve, Brownian Motion and Stochastic Calculus, first published in 1987, is the standard reference within the field of Stochastic Analysis. Karatzas earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University and helped build and establish this Mathematics of Finance Master’s program.

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David X. Li

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, University of Waterloo, 1995 Credit analytics, Risk Management, FinTech

David X. Li currently teaches at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, Shanghai Jiaotong University. Previously, he held senior positions at various leading financial institutions for more than two decades in the areas of new product development, risk management, asset/liability management and investment analytics.

David has a PhD degree in statistics from the University of Waterloo, Master’s degrees in economics, finance and actuarial science, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Dr. Li was one of the early practitioners in credit derivatives. His work of using copula functions for credit portfolio modeling has been widely cited by academic researchers, broadly used by practitioners for credit portfolio trading, credit risk management and credit rating, and well covered by media such as Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Nikkei, CBC News.

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Bryan Liang

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, University of Michigan, 2002 Non-Linear Option Pricing

Bryan Liang is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, specializing in Derivatives Modelling. Additionally, Liang has extensive experience as a quantitative analyst in the finance industry, currently working as a Quantitative Researcher in the Quantitative Financial Research Group for Bloomberg. Liang earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan.

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Amal Moussa

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, Columbia University, 2011 Modeling and Trading Derivatives

Dr. Amal Moussa is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where she leads the Single Stocks Exotic Derivatives Trading desk. Prior to that, Amal held senior-level positions in equity derivatives trading at other leading financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan, UBS, and Citigroup. In addition to her work in Markets, Amal is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, where she teaches a graduate course on Modeling and Trading Derivatives in the Mathematics of Finance Masters program.

Amal has a Ph.D. in Statistics, obtained with distinction, from Columbia University. Her thesis “Contagion and Systemic Risk in Financial Networks” shed light on the importance of the network structure in identifying systemic financial institutions and formulating regulatory policies and has been cited by several scholars and industry professionals, including former Federal Reserve president Janet Yellen. She was also awarded the Minghui Yu Teaching Award at Columbia University. Prior to her Ph.D., Amal graduated with a Masters in Mathematical Finance from Sorbonne University (former Paris VI) and a Grande Ecole engineering degree from Télécom Paris.

Amal is a board member of Teach for Lebanon, an NGO working to ensure that all children in Lebanon have access to education regardless of socioeconomic background, and she is an active member of the Women in Trading network at Goldman Sachs.

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, Columbia University, 1996 Programming for Quantitative & Computational Finance

Ka Yi Ng is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics with extensive quantitative experience in FinTech. Currently, Ng works at Calypso Technology Inc. and serves as an advisor at Finch Lead Inc. Ng previously worked at Wall Street Systems and ION. At Columbia, her interests include Derivatives and Structured Products Development, and Machine Learning. Ng earned her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University.

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Lars Tyge Nielsen

Director of the Mathematics of Finance MA program PhD, Harvard University, 1985

Lars Tyge Nielsen is the Director of the Mathematics of Finance MA (MAFN) program. He was a Chaired Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of the PhD program at INSEAD, the international business school in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore and now Abu Dhabi. He has held academic appointments at Nankai University, China (Chair Professor), NYU, UT Austin, Copenhagen Business School and the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Nielsen spent 13 years on Wall Street as an executive at various institutions including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

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Colm O’Cinneide

Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics PhD, University of Kentucky, 1983 Multi-Asset Portfolio Management

Colm O’Cinneide is an adjunct professor in the Department of Mathematics. He has worked in quantitative asset allocation and portfolio construction roles for the past 20 years at Deutsche Asset Management, QS Investors, and Franklin Templeton Investments, where he is currently an SVP. He was a partner at QS investors. Prior to this, he worked in academia from 1982 to 2000 and held tenured positions in Mathematical Sciences (Statistics) at the University of Arkansas and Industrial Engineering (Operations Research) at Purdue University. He has 40+ refereed publications related to probability, statistics, numerical analysis, and finance, with 1300+ citations and a track record of National Science Foundation funding. He has a PhD in Statistics from the University of Kentucky.

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Inna Okounkova

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Investment Consulting, Wealth Management eJournal, and Wealth Management Editor’s Choice eJournal; formerly Director of Investment Strategy at AB Bernstein; prior to that head of Strategic Asset Allocation Portfolio Management and partner at QS Investors, LLC and head of Strategic Asset Allocation Portfolio Management at Deutsche Asset Management; Past President and Director of the Honorary Board of the Society of Quantitative Analysts; MS in Mathematical Economics and ABD from Moscow State University; MBA from the University of Chicago (1999).

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Rosanna Pezzo-Brizio

Rosanna Pezzo-Brizio is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics, specializing in Fixed Income Portfolio Management. Pezzo-Brizio has a vast array of professional, senior experience, working at Goldman Sachs, Greenwich Capital Markets, Intesa Sanpaolo. Currently, she is the Director of the Investment Consulting Group at New York Life Investments. Pezzo-Brizio holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics of Finance from the University of Brescia. Additionally, she graduated from Columbia University’s Mathematics of Finance program in 1998 as one of the program’s first classes.

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Franz Rembart

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics PhD, University of Oxford, 2016 Statistical Inference / Time-Series Modelling

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Gordon Ritter

PhD, Harvard University Machine Learning for Finance

Professor Ritter is founder and CIO of Ritter Alpha LP, a registered investment adviser running systematic absolute-return trading strategies across multiple asset classes and geographical regions. Before Ritter Alpha, he was a senior portfolio manager at GSA Capital and a Vice President in the Statistical Arbitrage Group at Highbridge Capital Management (HCM). Gordon completed his PhD in mathematical physics at Harvard University and his Bachelors’ degree with honors in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. While at Harvard, he published several papers in the areas of quantum field theory, differential geometry, quantum computation and abstract algebra. His current research is on portfolio optimization and statistical machine learning. Notable publications include “Optimal turnover, liquidity, and autocorrelation,” with @Bastien Baldacci of @ Université Paris Dauphine – PSL and @Jerome Benveniste of @New York University, Risk, 2022, and “Machine learning for trading,” Risk, 2017. In recognition of the latter publication, Professor Ritter was named Buy-Side Quant of the Year in 2019.

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Renzo Silva

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics MBA, Columbia Business School Machine Learning for Finance

Renzo Silva is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics. In addition to his teaching position, Mr. Silva has extensive professional experience in the Financial Technology industry, and he currently serves as a Software Engineering Manager at Google. Previous experiences include Software Development Manager at Amazon, CTO at P1 Capital, and Managing Director at the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Silva is a graduate of Columbia University’s Mathematics of Finance MA program, and he also holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Optimization, Simulation, and Quantum Computing.

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Mikhail Smirnov

Mikhail Smirnov is a Senior Lecturer in Discipline in the Department of Mathematics and was Director of the Mathematics of Finance program in 1998-2012. His research interests include Quantitative Portfolio Management, Quantitative Investment Strategies, and Risk Measurement. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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Harvey J. Stein

Dr. Harvey J. Stein left Bloomberg in March 2022 after a distinguished 28 3/4 year career where he built quant and engineering teams and introduced a variety of innovations in option pricing, computation and risk analysis. Dr. Stein is well known in the industry, having published and lectured on credit risk modeling, financial regulation, interest rate and FX modeling, CVA calculations, mortgage-backed security valuation, COVID-19 data analysis, and other subjects. Dr. Stein is on the board of directors of the IAQF, a board member of the Rutgers University Mathematical Finance program, an adjunct professor at Columbia University, and an organizer of the IAQF/Thalesians financial seminar series. He’s also worked as a quant researcher on the Bloomberg for President campaign. He received his BA in mathematics from WPI in 1982 and his PhD in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1991. He recently started a new position as Senior VP, Quant Research at Two Sigma.

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Statistical Interference/ Time-Series Modeling

Yisha Yao is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Statistics. Her research interests span a wide range of modern high-dimensional statistics, including but not limited to nonparametric methods, statistical inferences, mixture models, FDR control, iterative algorithms, tensor analysis, and applications in biomedical sciences. She obtained her PhD in statistics from Rutgers University (New Brunswick) in 2021, and then spent two years at Yale University as a postdoctoral researcher in biostatistics.

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Adjunct Professor, Department of Mathematics AB/SM, Harvard University, 1998 Hedge Funds Strategies and Risk

Eric Yeh is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics, specializing in Quantitative Investment Strategies. Yeh’s vast professional experience in the Finance industry includes senior positions at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Tower Research Capital, and AllianceBernstein. Currently, he is President of Vermillion Leaf Capital LLC and an advisor to multiple investment managers, including the $100M hedge fund he previously co-founded. Yeh holds an AB in Mathematics and an SM in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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UF Economics is recruiting a new Ph.D. cohort to matriculate in Fall 2024. As a smaller program, our doctoral students work very closely with faculty and gain exposure to research early. We maintain a highly collegial department and strongly encourage collaboration between the students and with the faculty.

UF Economics offers a vibrant research community. Since moving to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2014, our faculty has doubled in size and continues to grow. We have hired several junior scholars from exceptional programs like Berkeley, Chicago, Northwestern, Penn, and Princeton. These new faculty have recently published papers in such premier outlets as the  American Economic Review , the  European Economic Review ,  Games and Economic Behavior ,  Management Science , and the  RAND Journal of Economics .

Our doctoral students complete supervised research projects during their first and second years. Many of these projects develop into co-authored publications. Students have recently published papers in such highly regarded outlets as the  Economics of Education Review ,  International Journal of Industrial Organization,  the  Journal of Economics , the  Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Regulatory Economics,  and   the  Southern Economic Review.

Our Ph.D. program includes field coursework in econometrics, industrial organization, international trade, macroeconomics, and public economics. Several successful students have also completed dissertations in health economics. Recent graduates have found academic positions at the Howard University, Oberlin College, the University of Alberta, the University of Indiana, and the University of South Carolina. Others have found private-sector opportunities at Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Brattle Group, Charles Rivers, HP, and T Mobile.

The application is available  here  and will remain open until January 15, 2024 . All applicants will be considered for a competitive finding package, which includes a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance.

For more information about the doctoral program at UF Economics, please visit the  program website  or contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Richard Romano ( [email protected] ), or Thomas Knight, Department Chair and Professor, Dept. of Economics ( [email protected] ).

You can also see the linked flyer:  PhD Recruiting Flyer

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