Applied Economics


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Applied Economics

Wharton's highly selective PhD program in Applied Economics offers students many resources not available at other institutions, such as 1:1 faculty to student ratio, five years of funding, and minimal teaching requirements. Jointly administered by the departments of Business Economics and Public Policy and Real Estate, Wharton's Applied Economics program focuses on leveraging considerable expertise of its faculty to prepare students for academic careers doing cutting edge theoretical and empirical research in economics that has practical relevance to industry, government, and markets.

Applications for matriculation in Fall 2015 are due December 15, 2014.

Financial Aid

All admitted Wharton doctoral students are provided guaranteed funding for five years that covers the cost of tuition, fees, health insurance, and provides a stipend. In contrast with other top Economics PhD programs, we only require one semester of teaching assistant work during the third year of the program, and one semester of research or teaching assistant work during the fourth year. All financial aid awards are contingent upon a student's satisfactory academic progress.