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 and an up-front guarantee of four years of funding without a teaching requirement. Jointly administered by the Real Estate department and the Business Economics and Public Policy department, Wharton's Applied Economics program focuses on leveraging considerable expertise of its faculty to prepare students for careers doing cutting edge theoretical and empirical research that has practical relevance to industry and government.
Applications for matriculation in Fall 2013 are due December 15, 2012.
All admitted Wharton doctoral students are provided guaranteed funding for four years that covers the cost of tuition, fees, health insurance, and provides a stipend. If a fifth year is required, students demonstrating considerable job market potential may also receive a research Fellowship. In contrast with other top Economics PhD programs, this funding comes with minimal teaching requirements. In contrast with other top Economics PhD programs, this funding comes with minimal teaching requirements. All financial aid awards are contingent upon a student's satisfactory academic progress.