The PhD in Economics 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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Concordia provides PhD students in economics with the very best learning and research opportunities. It cooperates with McGill University, Université de Montréal and the acclaimed business school HEC-Montréal to facilitate access to teaching and research resources specific to each institution.
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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.
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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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