Apply to The Wharton School’s Doctoral Program in Applied Economics

The Wharton School’s Doctoral Program in Applied Economics is currently recruiting qualified students. Our objective is to attract motivated students ready to start doing research in cooperation with our diverse faculty. Candidates with strong foundational training in economics and who have shown proficiency for and interest in academic research are given the highest priority in our admissions process.

Wharton’s PhD program in Applied Economics focuses on giving students the skills to conduct frontier research. The curriculum combines courses offered in the Applied Economics and other graduate programs at The Wharton School, as well as courses offered by the Penn Economics Department. With a 1:1 faculty to student ratio, students quickly become immersed in the research process as they interact and work with the faculty. With only one year of required teaching and research assistantship duties, students have ample time to focus on their thesis and become a compelling candidate for the job market.

Drawing from more than 30 applied microeconomists in the departments of Business Economics & Public Policy and Real Estate and other Wharton departments, the Applied Economics program allows specialization in many areas including Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics, Industrial Organization, Market Design, Public Economics, Risk Management, and Urban Economics and Real Estate. Recent students have also pursued interdisciplinary research topics by drawing on faculty in the departments of Finance, Health Care Management, Management, and Marketing as well as other Wharton departments.

Students are well-placed in leading economics departments, business schools, and public policy programs as well as government, business, and consulting. In the past three years, students have been placed at the business schools of Duke (Fuqua), Michigan (Ross), Wisconsin, and Northwestern (Kellogg).

Incoming students are guaranteed funding for five years. Our Fellowship covers all tuition and fees along with a projected stipend of $28,500 for 2016-17.

Applications are due by December 15, 2015. Additional information on our program is available at: Thanks for your consideration.


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