Development Economics (PhD) at Graduate Institute Geneva

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Switzerland
PhD (PhD)

4 years
Full-time
 On-campus

Course description:

Over the past decade, Development Economics has arguably become one of the most interesting fields in the profession. From global macroeconomic issues such as the determinants of economic growth, to carefully-crafted microeconomic work in which rigorously constructed theory is tested in developing countries, often using cutting-edge experimental or quasi-experimental techniques, Development Economics is at the heart of many current policy debates. What works and what does not in terms of social programs geared towards reducing poverty, child malnutrition, or the spread of HIV/AIDS? What policies should a country follow in order to ensure sustained economic growth and an equitable distribution of income?

Attempting to answer such questions stands at the core of the PhD in Development Economic program. The 4-year PhD program is centered around a dissertation. This work represents a substantial contribution to Development Economics and demonstrates your ability to combine independent research with the formal methodologies and tools of the trade.

School Department:

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Entry Requirements:

• Admissions are decided on the basis of individual files. Most candidates hold a Masters degree in economics with high marks. We consider both candidates from our own MIS program in economics, as well as candidates from outside universities with a top reputation. If you are interested in the PhD program but do not yet hold a Masters degree, an option is to enter the Masters in International Economics program, and apply for the PhD in your second year using our “fast track” option.

• In addition to the general admission conditions, the Economics department requires applicants to the Master and PhD program to take the GRE test.

• All students must have an excellent command of English. Students whose mother tongue is not English, who do not have secondary or post-secondary qualifications taught in English, or who have not spent a minimum of one year studying full time at university level in English, must provide a certificate to prove their mastery of English.

Website:

Official Programme Website: http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/study/academicdepartments/international-economics/studying-economics/PhD_dvlpm_economics.html

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