Economics, Ph.D. | Stockholm School of Economics | Stockholm, Sweden
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About

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.

Overview

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).

We offer specialized research areas in:

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

Accreditation

EQUIS

Programme Structure

YEAR 1

SDPE mandatory courses (60 ECTS): 

  • Mathematics I
  • Mathematics II
  • Microeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Econometrics I
  • Econometrics II

YEAR 2

Elective courses (45 ECTS):

Elective courses are given at SSE, Stockholm University and the Institute of International Economic Studies as part of the SDPE collaboration. Elective courses available at other universities can also be attended upon agreement between the doctoral student and the Program Director.

Elective courses provided by the Department of Economics at SSE:

  • Industrial Organization, Q2
  • Political Economy and Public Choice, Q2
  • Behavioral Economics I, Q2
  • Economics of Conflict, Q3
  • Institutional and Organizational Economics, Q4

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proven academic record - You are welcome to apply if you are studying in the first year of a MSc program.
  • Three semesters of economics courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS.
  • GRE test 
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • Motivation & supporting attachments

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 SEK per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 SEK per year during 48 months.

All admitted students receive a scholarship from the SSE, and are guaranteed funding throughout the PhD program.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All admitted PhD students receive a scholarship from the SSE, and are guaranteed funding throughout the PhD program, conditional upon satisfactory performance as determined by the faculty. The current scholarship amount is SEK 21 000 per month.

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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Economics.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1350 EUR
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
ELES-Scholarship (Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich-Studienwerk)
Merit-based Need-based

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Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available

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