PhD in Applied Economics
The PhD in applied economics is a collaborative program offered by the Departments of Economics, Agriculture and Resource Economics, Finance and Management Science, and the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.
The PhD program combines advanced courses in applied economics with a major research dissertation. The core of the program focuses on microeconomic theory and quantitative methods, with one advanced course in macroeconomics. The student and their advisory committee determine the remainder of the student’s field courses.
A PhD in Applied Economics will give you the skills to conduct research for businesses, governments, think tanks, and other research organizations, as well as to train the next generation of applied economics professionals as an academic.
MAIN PROGRAM COMPONENTS
YEARS 1-2: COURSES
- Core course in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and quantitative methods
- Advanced field courses in applied economics
- Two comprehensive exams
YEARS 3-5: RESEARCH DISSERTATION
- Applied econometrics
- Behavioural and experimental economics
- Environmental and resource economics
- Finance and financial economics
- Health and labour economics
- Industrial organization, strategy and firm behaviour
- International economics
- Policy and governance
- Regional and development economics