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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Economics

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Offered by: Economics     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Course

  • ECON 799 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : An examination that must be passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Winter 2013, Fall 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Required Coursework (20 credits)

20 credits in Economics beyond the M.A. requirements as described below:

  • ECON 662D1 Econometrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A broad treatment of econometric methods, with particular reference to time series processes. Estimation of linear and non-linear models, GLS, IV, Maximum Likelihood, parametric specification testing for linear and non-linear hypotheses, diagnostic testing (autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity, normality, parameter constancy, etc.), modelling technique, non-stationary data processes.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall)

  • ECON 662D2 Econometrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 662D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)

  • ECON 771 PhD Research Seminar 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Presentation of PhD research.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ngo Van Long (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: All comprehensive and field examinations are to be completed.

    • Note: ECON 770 and ECON 771 may be taken in either order.

At least 6 of the remaining 12 credits must be in a single field from the choices below:

Advanced Theory
Econometrics
Economic Development
Economic History
Industrial Organization
International Economics
Health Economics
Labour Economics
Monetary Economics
Public Finance

Other field combinations may be considered by the Graduate Program Director as requested.

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)