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Brown University

36 months
59254 USD/year
59254 USD/year
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Through course work, participation in seminars, and supervised research, the Economics program of Brown University trains students to conduct theoretical and empirical research at the highest level.


About the Program

The work in the Economics program of Brown University is demanding and the standards of performance are high. The department's reputation for providing superb training has enabled its graduates to compile an excellent placement record, including major research universities, prestigious liberal arts colleges, government and international agencies, and private industrial, consulting and research firms.

The department faculty includes the editors of the Journal of Economic Growth, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Development Economics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Urban Economics and the Journal of Human Resources, among others; several fellows of the Econometric Society; several Sloan fellows; a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association; and numerous associates and fellows of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

The atmosphere in the department is highly collegial, and interaction among faculty members and graduate students is easy and extensive. The department hosts four weekly seminars (Economic Theory, Macroeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, and Econometrics), as well as parallel lunches and breakfasts for graduate student work in progress.

Programme Structure

  • Eight basic courses; core exams at the end of the first year in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics; seven advanced courses with grade of B or better; field exam; third–year research paper; seminar presentations; dissertation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Use the online application to apply.
  • All applicants are required to submit a personal statement regarding their interests and/or intended areas of study.
  • Transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation by persons well qualified to speak from first-hand knowledge about the applicant's potential for graduate study.
  • Applicants to programs requiring the Graduate Record Examination must have their results to the Graduate School.
  • All international applicants whose native language is not English must ensure that the Graduate School receives their official score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), TOEFL ITP Plus for China or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • A non-refundable fee of $75 is charged.

Tuition Fee

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The Brown University tuition rate ranges from $59,254 to $71,312.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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