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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    36 months

Course summary

Our Economics PhD programme aim to develop rigorous scholars who can advance both academic knowledge and practice in the area of Economics. The programmes are designed to give you greater depth to your professional life and to equip you with the skills necessary to succeed in a knowledge-intensive economy.

Our research is organised into 15 research centres and groups. Each of these involves externally funded research, international collaboration and the active involvement of doctoral students. A brief outline of some of the disciplines is outlined below.

The Applied and Theoretical Microeconomics (ATM) group focuses on issues in theoretical microeconomics and applied microeconomics. The interests of group members includes:

general equilibrium theory with production and financial markets, game theory and overlapping generation economies
theoretical work on markets with search frictions
the labour market
spatial economics including industrial location, health economics, transport economics,
the role of information in markets
the effects of government intervention on private-sector behaviour

The Applied Econometrics (AE) group is an interdisciplinary School research group with members from both the Economics and the Accounting & Finance subject groups. Members of the AE group undertake research on topics in economics and finance, linked by their use of econometrics. Main areas of interest include:

Bayesian econometrics
linear and nonlinear time series models
time series forecasting
structural break estimation
unit root testing and cointegration analysis
vector autoregressive models

The Economics of Safety, Health, Environment and Risk (ESHER) research group brings together some world-leading research in health economics and the economics of safety and environment. ESHER is co-led by Professor Luke Vale, Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics and Professor Sue Chilton in Economics. Its areas of research include:

valuing benefits/quantifying preferences in health, safety and environment
development and application of economic evaluation
priority-setting in health care
econometric applications in studies of health, safety and the environment (especially income and health inequalities)

The Macroeconomic Analysis & Applications (MAnA) group focuses on the ever-evolving boundaries between economic theory and real world phenomena. The group promotes academic and policy relevant research on all areas of macroeconomics and currently the main research interests of MAnA members includes:

the study of microeconomic behavior with macroeconomic implications
monetary policy, inflation, expectations
international prices and the macroeconomy
economic integration and economic interdependence
economic growth and institutions

The Economics groups offer supervision across the broad range of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and have a good number of doctoral students in these areas. You are encouraged to examine the research interests of our staff to find out more about our expertise.

Accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 17,340per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 78 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    153 69%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    5th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    72nd

    19

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