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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.

Many of our PhD students spend one or two semesters visiting other highly-ranked universities in the US and Europe.

Did you know that SSE is also a member of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) together with other top economics departments in Europe?

Research from SSE PhD dissertations is frequently published in leading journals, with the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Quarterly Journal of Economics as recent examples. Our graduates have landed a variety of jobs, including faculty jobs in international universities (e.g. at Johns Hopkins University and NHH Norwegian School of Economics), policy organizations (e.g. at ECB and the Bank of Italy) as well as the private sector (e.g. at Spotify and Karma).

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We have specialized research areas in:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics