University of Gothenburg
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Doctoral Studies

Being a doctoral student in economics is certainly a challenging and stimulating endeavor. We offer a truly international study environment: international faculty, seminar speakers, and PhD students. All courses are taught in English.

PhD students are taught and supervised by Professors in a wide range of fields, including: labor economics, environmental economics, behavioral economics, development economics, finance, econometrics, and micro theory.
The doctoral degree is an almost five year (fully funded) program. The first year consists of compulsory courses in mathematics, econometrics, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. The second year is designed to immerse students in elective field courses that further their dissertation research interests. These courses are taken at other departments in Sweden and internationally or even as customized reading courses with faculty. Compulsory second year courses include Academic Writing and Research Ethics – two courses designed to aid in the transition to independent dissertation research. The remaining time is spent conducting dissertation research and engaging in selected teaching activities.