PhD Studentships in Economics, University of Otago New Zealand

The Department of Economics of the University of Otago in New Zealand is expanding its PhD programme and invites applications for Ph.D. Studentships (Scholarships) . Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s leading research   university. In the most
recent national research evaluation exercise(PBRF) – equivalent to the British RAE and the Australian ERA – Otago   was ranked first in Economics and first overall. For more information  on  the PhD programme, please consult the Department’s website at
Applications are considered throughout the year.
Each Scholarship will pay university tuition fees and in addition a livingallowance of NZ $20,000 per annum for up to three years, for a   total of NZ $60.000. Additional income from research assistance and/or   tutoring may be available.
The normal period of study is three years. Applicants should have  completed at least four years of  university study in Economics, and hold  an Honours or Masters degree,  with excellent grades, which includes a  research component.
The PhD  programme at Otago is by research only, that  is, it does not include any course work. We expect that you will have  taken courses equivalent  to our own honours programme, which includes  advanced courses in micro-  and macroeconomic theory and in econometrics.  The fact that the Otago  PhD does not include course work means that you  need to have obtained  the skills (either theoretical, empirical or  both) required for your  proposed research before coming to Otago. In  addition, it is assumed  that you have good written English skills.
If you would like feedback on whether you may qualify for a   scholarship, please email a CV, copies of your academic transcripts,   showing the courses you have taken and the grades you obtained, plus a 2   to 3 page research proposal, that clearly sets out the hypothesis you   wish to test, the methodology you will use to test the hypothesis, and  how your research will extend the existing literature to:
Professor Alfred A. Haug
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Department of Economics
University of Otago


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