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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.

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
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics

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.