PhD Studentships in Economics

For September 2014 

Applications for full-time enrolment in the PhD programme in Economics are invited for entry in September 2014.

The Economics Department at Royal Holloway displays strength across all main fields of the discipline – microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics – and in particular labour economics, development economics, and experimental economics. In the nation-wide 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) the Department came joint ninth in the country in terms of producing the highest quality research. Eighty percent of our research submitted to the RAE was classified as “world-leading or internationally excellent”.

The Department offers a vibrant full-time four-year PhD programme with, in 2013-14, some 30 students enrolled. Students on the programme benefit from advanced economics training in their first year, and from annual in-house PhD Spring conference with invited speakers. It is part of the South East Doctoral Training Centre (SE-DTC), funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which provides a range of research and training related activities in the field of social sciences.

Successful applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree from a good programme in economics or a related subject, and a strong analytical and quantitative background.

Various PhD studentships are available for September 2014 entry for any field in Economics
– South-East DTC ESRC studentships.
– College Studentships offering fees and maintenance grants.
– Departmental bursaries and Departmental Assistantships.

Information about South-East DTC ESRC studentships can be found at

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For further information and application guidelines, please visit the PhD information websites and

Information on the Department’s faculty and their research can be found at

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Prof. Dan Anderberg (Email:

Deadline for studentship applications February 15, 2014. Applicants wishing to be considered for ESRC-DTC scholarships must to apply by January 10, 2014.

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