Doctoral Program in Economics

  • CRICOS code: 056955G | 096133D

What will I study?


Successful candidates for the five-year doctoral program are first admitted into the coursework program Master of Commerce (Economics) (CRICOS code: 096133D). The coursework component consists of 16 subjects (200 points) over two years.

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Students who complete the coursework at the required level will proceed to the PhD degree where they will complete the thesis, typically in three years.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words, in which candidates report on an independent, sustained and academically supervised research project investigating a specialised topic.


When undertaking the Doctoral Program in Economics we can offer PhD supervision for topics in a wide range of specialisations, including:

Specialisation topics we can supervise
Behavioural Economics Development Economics
Econometric Theory Economic Design
Economics of Education Economics of Innovation
Experimental Economics Financial Economics
Health Economics Industrial Economics
International Economics Labour Economics and Social Policy
Labour Market Research and Analysis Longitudinal Survey Research
Macroeconomic Forecasting and Business Cycles Analysis Macroeconomic Policy Research and Analysis
Macroeconomics Microeconomic Theory
Micro-simulation Modelling Monetary Economics
Social Policy Research and Analysis  

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