Wharton's highly selective PhD program in Applied Economics offers students many resources not available at other institutions, such as a 1:1 faculty to student ration and up-front guarantee of five years of funding with minimal teach requirements. Combining the faculties of the departments of Real Estate and Business Economics & Public Policy, Wharton's Applied Economics program leverages the breadth and depth of its faculty to prepare students for careers doing frontier theoretical and empirical research. Students can focus on a variety of areas including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Industrial Organization, Market Design, Public Economics, Risk Management, and Urban Economics and Real Estate. Students may also develop an inter-disciplinary focus by taking courses and working with faculty in some of the other departments at Wharton such as Finance, Health Care Management, Management, and Marketing.
Applications for matriculation in Fall 2015 are due December 15, 2014.
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.