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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary


The University of Liverpool Management School offers you the chance to explore your own ideas through our postgraduate research programmes. We provide a stimulating student experience combined with thought provoking advice from our academic staff and believe that postgraduate students are a vital part of the research environment of the School.

The Economics PhD programme of the University of Liverpool Management School has a long tradition of developing economists of the next generation. We warmly welcome applications in the following areas with selected sample topics:

Development Economics: For example, Health and economic development; Development finance with a focus on rural livelihoods; Intra-household bargaining and time-use studies; Inquiries into gender and development, Sustainable development from the lens of food security and reproductive health; International political economy and economic development; War atrocities and cultural change.

Empirical Industrial Organization: In particular, Business dynamism and aggregate productivity growth; International shocks, variable mark-ups and domestic prices; Price adjustments.
Game Theory. For example, Auction theory and mechanism design; Contest theory; Microeconomic theory of block chain; Epistemic game theory.

Labour and Sports Economics: In particular, Economics of football and Sports analytics.

Macroeconomics: For example, Financial innovation and money demand; Unemployment and inflation: theory and evidence. Financial frictions, misallocation and productivity; Consequences of the rise in intangible capital; Informal sector and/or tax evasion; Evaluation of macroeconomic policy; Economic growth and innovation; Innovation and intellectual property rights; Financial shocks and inflation dynamics: Theory and empirics; The housing market and optimal mortgage design; Heterogeneity in the banking sector and the pass-through of monetary policy.

Theoretical, Experimental and Behavioural Industrial Organization: For example, Economics of Big Data; Competition policy in digital economy; Strategic obfuscation; Behavioural economics and price competition; incomplete information and Price competition.

Econometrics: For example, Prediction with sparse time series models and penalisation methods; Variable selection in sparse models via random lasso methods; Continuous time financial modelling; Regime switching models for economics; Volatility modelling and forecasting; Structural stability testing; Modelling macro-/financial time series; Econometric estimation of continuous time volatility processes in finance; Trend detection/investment rules in high frequency data; Econometrics analysis including time series and panel

Tuition fees

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£ 23,650per year

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University information

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University of Liverpool

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  • Campus address

    University of Liverpool, The Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZX, England

Renowned for excellent teaching that relates to the professions including medicine, dentistry, business, law, architecture and engineering.
Internationally recognised themes: personalised health, infectious disease, advanced materials, digital, heritage, and starting well, living well, ageing well.
Extensive support network in place for International students. Students can take advantage of a meet and greet service and 'Hello International!' welcome.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 78 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    140 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    85 85%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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