PhD Program in Economics
The SSE PhD Program in Economics (240 ECTS) is a North American-style program with around 35 doctoral students.
We like to think that the SSE Department of Economics combines the advantages of a small department, with close and informal connections to faculty, with the breadth of courses and seminars associated with a larger department.
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 are published in leading journals, with Journal of Finance 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 leading universities in the US and Europe. SSE is also a member of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) together with other leading economics departments in Europe.
Life as a PhD student
As a PhD student you are highly integrated in the SSE research environment. You will conduct research at one of the departments at SSE, or belong to a research group at one of the affiliated Institutes, or research centers, depending on your specialization and field of research interest.
Besides the shared office at SSE, you also have full access to premises, library, and IT resources. You attend and give presentations at the seminar series of your department and are welcome to attend seminars at other departments.
As a doctoral student you have access to travel grants so that you can conduct research abroad and participate actively at international conferences. At the same time your student status gives you access to the many discounts offered by membership in the Student Association of the Stockholm School of Economics, such as student housing, discounted student fares for public transportation, and rebates in stores, restaurants, museums, and sport club memberships.
With its inner city location, SSE does not have a traditional campus, but the activities of the entire city of Stockholm are easily within your reach, including day courses, seminars, and workshops held at other Stockholm universities.