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
- 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
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- 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
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 60 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 60 months.
Living costs for Stockholm
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.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Due for update
Updated over a year ago
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