Higher Degrees by Research

The School of Economics and Public Policy has a high-quality research record and offers a supportive and collegial learning environment for research students to excel and thrive professionally through individualised attention and close interaction with academic staff.

Our strong research foundation encompasses diverse disciplines, including big data analysis, behavioral and experimental analysis, applied economics in resources, agriculture, and development, as well as trade. Our alumni have soared to remarkable heights in academia, central banking, finance, government, and esteemed international institutions such as the IMF and World Bank.

The program

Our Economics research students will, in general, devote part of their first year to satisfying the core component of the Structured Program. This Program must be completed by all students enrolled in higher degrees by research. It includes participation in the graduate student colloquium, the preparation and presentation of a thesis proposal and meeting certain coursework requirements. (It is the coursework requirements that mean that most students must commence their studies in February of each year.)

The remaining time will be devoted primarily to independent research leading to the thesis but will encompass the development component of the Structured Program. This development component will include continued participation in the colloquium and attendance at the School of Economics research workshops and seminars. Our students come from all corners of the globe.

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