The Wharton School’s Doctoral Program in Applied Economics.

 

All incoming students are guaranteed funding for five years.  Our Fellowship covers all tuition and fees along with a projected stipend of around $30,000 for 2017-18. With a 1:1 faculty to student ratio, students quickly become immersed in the applied economics research process as they interact and work with the faculty.  With only one year of required teaching and research assistantship duties, students have ample time to focus on their thesis and become a compelling candidate for the job market.

 

Indeed, our students are well-placed in leading economics departments, business schools, and public policy programs as well as government, business, and consulting.  In the past four years, students have been placed at top U.S. universities, such as Harvard (HBS), Duke (Fuqua), Michigan (Ross), Wisconsin, and Northwestern (Kellogg).

Drawing from more than 30 applied microeconomists at Wharton, the Applied Economics program allows specialization in many areas including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Market Design, Public Economics, Risk Management, and Urban Economics and Real Estate.  Recent students have also pursued interdisciplinary research topics related to Finance, Health Care Management, Management, and Marketing.

 

Our objective is to attract motivated students ready to start doing research in cooperation with our diverse faculty.  Candidates with strong foundational training in economics and who have shown proficiency for and interest in academic research are given the highest priority in our admissions process.

Applications are due by December 15, 2016. Additional information on our program is available at: http://doctoral.wharton.upenn.edu/programs-of-study/applied-economics/

 

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Fernando Ferreira

PhD Program Coordinator


George Mason University

 

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is currently accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2017-2018 academic year. We have four graduate programs for students interested in political economy and public policy.

Political Economy Fellowships for PhD Students

The PhD Fellowship is a competitive, full-time fellowship program for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and experience as a research assistant working closely with Mercatus-affiliated Mason faculty. It is a total award of up to $200,000 over five years. Candidates must also apply to or already be participating in the PhD program in Economics at George Mason University. The application deadline is February 1, 2017.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Adam Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

Economics and Public Policy Fellowships for Graduate Students

The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in pursuing careers in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus scholars. It is a total award of up to $80,000 over two years. Candidates must also apply to or already be participating in the MA program in Economics at George Mason University. The application deadline is March 1, 2017.

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. Frédéric Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy. It is a total award of up to $5,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

If you have any questions about the fellowships or would like to recommend students, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch
Deputy Director of Academic & Student Programs
Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics