Ph.D. On Campus


Stockholm School of Economics

60 months
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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 at the Stockholm School of Economics 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in Game Theory
  • Institutional and Organizational Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Political Economy and Public Choice
  • Labor-Market Macroeconomics (course taught together with Stockholm University) 
  • Time Series Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proven academic record - We require a university level degree and one year of Master level studies or the equivalent. 
  • Economics courses in order to be eligible for the PhD Program in Economics
  • GRE test 
  • Proof of proficiency in English
  • Motivation & supporting attachments

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 60 months.


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.


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 15 000 per month for the first year and SEK 16 000 per month from the second year. Compensation increases in later years of the program.

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