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Economic Analysis and Policy

What is the relationship between international trade and domestic productivity? What are the roles of urbanization and education in the skill development process? How do firms develop and maintain their market position? These are just some of the pressing issues you have the opportunity to study as a PhD student in Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School.

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Strengths of the Program

The PhD Program in Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School is designed to prepare students for research-oriented careers in university economics departments and management faculties as well as careers in business and government. The PhD provides in-depth knowledge of and training in general economic theory and methodology. Students benefit from a close working relationship with leading scholars throughout their studies.

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Admission to the Program

The PhD program in Economic Analysis and Policy is looking for accomplished graduate and undergraduate students with degrees in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics / Applied Mathematics or other quantitative fields. Successful applicants demonstrate their excellence through outstanding grades, top scores on standardized test, and quantitative research skills.

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Program Structure and Requirements

The Rotman PhD in Economic Analysis and Policy is a challenging program, providing effective training for an academic career. The program includes a full year of mandatory microeconomic, macroeconomic and econometrics courses, a year of economic field courses, a research project, comprehensive examinations and a final dissertation.

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The Economic Analysis and Policy faculty at the Rotman School are experts in using economic theory and quantitative methods to analyze business enterprises and the factors contributing to the diversity of organizational structures and the relationships of firms with labour, capital and product markets. The Rotman PhD is ranked in the top 10 in the world, and you will be studying from some of the top experts in this academic area.

PhD students currently studying at Rotman

Current PhD Students

Meet the students in the new Economic Analysis and Policy PhD at the Rotman School of Management. Rotman has one of the world's top ranked doctoral programs and is also in the top 10 for faculty and research.

Faculty working in Economic Analysis and Policy

Faculty by Research Focus

As a PhD student at the Rotman School of Management, you will work closely with faculty that share your research interests, are working on similar areas, or can provide a new perspective. Find out about Economic Analysis and Policy faculty in your particular area of specialization.