A holistic understanding of the field, exposure to cutting-edge transdisciplinary research, and commitment to practice and problem solving are the hallmarks of CGU’s PhD program in Economics.
The PhD in economics provides in-depth economics scholarship from the historical underpinnings of the field to its most current advances, including behavioral economics and neuroeconomics. The Division of Politics & Economics promotes practice-based scholarship that embraces the scientific method to better understand how people make decisions. You’ll acquire expertise in contemporary economics through the lenses of marketing and human variability, collaborating with top scholars impacting the field today. Our PhD in Economics prepares you to advance individual and social well-being in a variety of public- and private-sector careers. Alumni include chaired professors, finance ministers, CEOs, and more.
- Our graduates enroll in postdoctoral studies at top universities and secure tenure-track professorships at business schools, colleges, and universities.
- As members of The Claremont Colleges, Economics PhD students have access to one-of-a-kind support and infrastructure that prepare them for career success.
- Join Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the International Honor Society for Economics, to enhance your academic career.
- You can pursue a PhD in Economics in conjunction with another degree program at CGU, such as an MA in Psychology. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease your required total units.