Cornell University

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
20800 USD/year
20800 USD/year
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The Field of Economics aims to train doctoral students capable of the highest level of research and teaching in the discipline and its many specializations. The Economics program is offered by Cornell University.



  • Success in this regard is distinguished by the ability to design and execute a long-term research program that addresses a sequence of well-defined and important problems in economic theory, resource allocation, markets, macroeconomics, public policy, economic measurement, or other area of applied economics. An essential skill of any successful researcher is the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral presentations. 
  • Although careers may diverge after the Ph.D. is completed, most students will enter the international Economics Ph.D. job market during their fifth year of study. At that time students should have a polished, substantial research paper, known as the Job Market Paper, that demonstrates their skills in the design, execution, and presentation of a significant project
  • The Job Market Paper is one part of a well-developed early career research plan whose promise and significance can be reasonably assessed by the economics profession at that time. Those interested in teaching positions should have a portfolio of teaching experiences that demonstrates their skills and preparation.
The Economics program is offered by Cornell University.

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject

  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics And Economic Statistics
  • Economic Development And Planning
  • Economic History
  • Economic Systems
  • Economic Theory
  • Economics Of Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recommendations
    • A statement of purpose
    • Transcripts
    • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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