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Connected in design with the Master's program in economics, the PhD program offers the student a solid training to attain scientific competence and conduct independent and original research, conforming with the highest international standards. Though the program is naturally academically oriented, its objectives include to equip the students who aim to serve as researcher in the public or private sector with advanced methods and ability to use leading-edge application techniques.

Must complete the preparatory courses assigned by the Graduate Admissions Committe. In addition, the students must

  • Complete the PhD Pro-Thesis Seminar course,
  • Succeed in the microeconomics and macroeconomics PhD qualification examinations,
  • Prepare and defend a PhD thesis proposal,
  • Successfully complete and defend a PhD thesis.
  • PhD students must write and present a research paper in a faculty seminar with the participation of thesis committee, faculty members and students before their thesis defense in order to meet the graduation requirement besides fulfilling other program requirements.


    Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
    PhD Dissertation 169 - 1
    Required Courses 29 - 5
    Core Electives 70 21 7
    Total 268 21 13


    PhD Dissertation

      Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
         ECON 799 PhD Dissertation 169 0 FASS

    Required Courses

      Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
         ECON 700 PhD Pro-Seminar 1 0 FASS
         GR 501S Academic Practices and Development 7 0 FASS
         GR 502S Academic Practices and Development 2 7 0 FASS
         GR 503S Academic Practices and Development 3 7 0 FASS
         GR 555S Academic Writing for Graduate Students 7 0 FASS

    Core Electives

    Complete 21 SU (70 ECTS) credits from the following pool:

      Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
         ECON 601 Advanced Microeconomics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 602 International Economics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 603 Advanced Macroeconomics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 604 Applied Econometrics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 605 Industrial Organization 10 3 FASS
         ECON 606 Corporate Finance Theory 10 3 FASS
         ECON 607 Game Theory 10 3 FASS
         ECON 608 Seminar in Mechanism and Market Design 10 3 FASS
         ECON 609 Financial Economics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 610 Competition and Regulation 10 3 FASS
         ECON 611 Advanced Emerging Markets Macroeconomics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 612 International Trade and Industry Dynamics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 624 Welfare Economics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 630 Advanced Labor Economics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 688 Matchings and Markets 10 3 FASS
         ECON 701 Mathematical Economics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 704 Theory of Incentives and its Applications 10 3 FASS
         ECON 705 Research in Game Theory-I 10 3 FASS
         ECON 706 Research in Game Theory-II 10 3 FASS
         ECON 711 Dynamic Macroeconomic Modeling and its Applications 10 3 FASS
         ECON 712 Theory of Economic Growth and Development 10 3 FASS
         ECON 731 Advanced Econometrics 10 3 FASS
         ECON 756 Advanced Law and Economics 10 3 FASS

    **Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

    ***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate area requirements even if they are among them.

    ****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.