The PhD in Economics at Concordia University Montréal offers broad foundations in the field of economics that enable you to become an expert in one of our department’s many areas of specialization. Work under the guidance of research-active faculty members who have been published in a multitude of prestigious journals, such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
Take advantage of faculty-led group study meetings that connect researchers and students who are working on similar research topics. The Economics Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) also runs a seminar series where you can get general advice for conducting research, writing papers and publishing articles, by faculty members who give short talks about their own areas of interest.
Benefit from resources offered by the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Économie Quantitative (CIREQ), a cross-institutional research center that connects experts from Concordia University, McGill University and the Université de Montréal. The CIREQ-Concordia seminar series invites internationally renowned scholars to present their latest research findings, and our students are also encouraged to register for advanced elective courses given at all three universities.
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Courses typically offered include:
- Game Theory
- Econometric Theory
- Applied Econometrics
- Monetary Economics
- Growth and Development
- Financial Economics
- Environmental Economics
- Labour Economics
- Risk Management
- Political Economics
- Economic Design
- Experimental Economics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- MA in economics from a recognized university with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or equivalent.
- Students with a high standing in a master’s degree or equivalent in other fields, such as commerce, mathematics or business administration from a recognized university may be admitted, subject to satisfactory completion of qualifying requirements, if necessary.
- Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
- Students with a BA (honours) or equivalent with high standing in economics may apply for admission directly to doctoral studies.
International17955 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17955 CAD per year during 48 months.
National2921 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2921 CAD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Montréal
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Ministère de l'Éducation, de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR) offers a student bursary to students who qualify as Quebec residents and are contemplating studying outside of Quebec. Depending on the location of the host institution, the Quebec Mobility Bursary may cover all or a portion of your monthly expenses. Although this Bursary is awarded by the MEESR, it is administered jointly by Concordia International and the Concordia Financial Aid and Awards Office.
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