Tulane University’s Economics Department is presenting a new Ph.D. program in Economic Analysis and Policy. This Ph.D. program gives students unique, distinctive training designed to make them smart and attractive candidates for employment in universities, government, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and the non-profit sector. Our program is notable, distinguished by three features:
Applied focus: The program is designed for students who are interested in using economic analysis to examine real world issues. Students receive extensive training in the tools of economic analysis. These tools are a vital job skill for those who search for to assess public policies.
Interdisciplinary approach: The program breaks down the hurdles to interdisciplinary graduate education by incorporating field coursework and research experiences, know-how with our prominent, prestigious cross campus partners. Our cross campus partners consist of the Freeman School of Business, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Murphy Institute of Political Economy. Students will obtain the practical interdisciplinary knowledge required for ground-breaking research and careful policy analysis.
Small, highly selective program with a high faculty-to-student ratio. This facilitates closer interactions between students and faculty, who are dedicated to research at the frontiers of their fields. Significantly, students have the opportunity, prospect to carry out joint research projects with faculty, as part of the training. Generous fellowships are available and are awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential for scholarship. Accepted students will receive financial support for five years conditional on satisfactory progress through the program.
- The course of study in the first year includes:
- Microeconomics (two semesters)
- Econometrics (two semesters)
- Macroeconomics (one semester)
- Applied econometric methods for policy analysis (one semester)
Second year: Students will complete field courses in economics and in partner schools. We have crafted interdisciplinary fields of study with the intention that students can draw from the know-how of faculty in Economics in addition to our partner schools.
The four fields of concentration are:
- Environmental economics and policy
- Health and human capital
- Public finance and public policy
- Inequality and poverty
Application Closing date: 1 February 2013.