Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below.
The Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics (ATM) group focuses on issues in theoretical microeconomics and applied microeconomics. The interests of group members includes:
- general equilibrium theory with production and financial markets, game theory and overlapping generation economies
- theoretical work on markets with search frictions
- the labour market
- spatial economics including industrial location, health economics, transport economics,
- the role of information in markets
- the effects of government intervention on private-sector behaviour
The Applied Econometrics (AE) group is an interdisciplinary School research group with members from both the Economics and the Accounting & Finance subject groups. Members of the AE group undertake research on topics in economics and finance, linked by their use of econometrics. Main areas of interest include:
- Bayesian econometrics
- linear and nonlinear time series models
- time series forecasting
- structural break estimation
- unit root testing and cointegration analysis
- vector autoregressive models
- valuing benefits/quantifying preferences in health, safety and environment
- development and application of economic evaluation
- priority-setting in health care
- econometric applications in studies of health, safety and the environment (especially income and health inequalities)
The Macroeconomic Analysis & Applications (MAnA) group focuses on the ever-evolving boundaries between economic theory and real world phenomena. The group promotes academic and policy relevant research on all areas of macroeconomics and currently the main research interests of MAnA members includes:
- the study of microeconomic behavior with macroeconomic implications
- monetary policy, inflation, expectations
- international prices and the macroeconomy
- economic integration and economic interdependence
- economic growth and institutions
The Economics groups offer supervision across the broad range of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and have a good number of doctoral students in these areas. You are encouraged to examine the research interests of our staff to find out more about our expertise.
Our Faculty Training Programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.
Economics programme is offered at Newcastle University.
- As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance Business Intelligence & Analytics View 45 other PhDs in Economics in United Kingdom
- A 2:1 honours degree and a merit award at master's level, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
- If you don't have a master's degree there is a wide range of programmes for you to choose from in Newcastle University Business School.
- Alternatively, you may apply for 1+3 funding under the North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC) in which you first complete the MA in Finance and Economics (Research) before proceeding to the PhD track. This master's degree is designed for applicants who have a relevant undergraduate degree but require research methods and subject-specific training in finance and/or economics. This programme is highly competitive and potential applicants are asked to contact a staff member early on in the academic year in order to work-up their application for entry in the following year
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
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