PhD Program in Economics
The PhD Program in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) combines the advantages of a small department with close and informal connection to faculty, with the breadth of courses and seminars associated with a larger department.
"SSE provides a very international, high quality research environment and professors are leading experts in their fields."
Paola Di Casola,
PhD Economics alum (2015)
Economist at Sveriges Riksbank
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What is the attraction of doing research?
I am a curious person by nature, so I thought about pursuing a career in research very early. I think researchers have the great privilege of devoting their time to questions they consider relevant.
Why choose SSE if you want to become a researcher?
SSE provides a very international, high quality research environment. Professors are leading experts in their fields. Funding is generous and allows PhD students to focus on their research.
What is the best thing about SSE if you are a PhD student?
The best thing is the close link with the professors. They have created an environment where you feel free to talk with everybody about your research. PhD students are really considered part of the department, we have many social events to mingle and professors care about our opinions.
What characterizes the PhD education at SSE?
We have many good courses and can attend seminars on a large variety of topics. As PhD students we have spacious offices close to each other, so we can come to know our peers and their research, but at the same time we have our independent space to work. As for teaching, we are very lucky to be able to teach at BSc, MSc or PhD level, all in English!
The PhD Program in Economics (240 ECTS) is a North American-style program with around 35 doctoral students. A specially designed course program, the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE), is organized by SSE jointly with Stockholm University for the PhD students in Economics and Finance. This joint undertaking has developed into one of the strongest doctoral course programs in Europe.
Frequently research from PhD theses is published in leading journals, with Journal of Economic Theory and Quarterly Journal of Economics as recent examples. Job placements of recent graduates include Cambridge University, the International Monetary Fund, Paris School of Economics and University College London.
We offer program research areas in:
- Applied Econometrics
Many of our PhD students spend one or two semesters visiting other highly-ranked universities in the US and Europe. SSE is also a member of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) together with other top economics departments in Europe.