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University of Gothenburg

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 requires four years of study, consisting of 1,5 years of course work and 2,5 years of thesis work. All first year courses are compulsory: mathematics, econometrics, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. The second year is designed to immerse students in elective 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.