Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia offers PhD positions in Economics to international students of outstanding academic merit. Applicants must:
• Hold a Masters degree with thesis component or an honours degree in Economics or related fields (students with a science or engineering background, who are interested in applying their analytical skills to the study of problems relevant to economics, are also welcome to apply);
• Not be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand;
• Satisfy all academic requirements for entry to the PhD program including English proficiency levels.
Deakin University is committed to be the most progressive university in Australia and to provide a stimulating research environment. The Economics discipline at Deakin is academically extremely strong. Publications of the faculty include top-calibre theory journals like Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, Economic Theory, B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, top general interest journals like Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, and top field journals like American Journal of Political Science, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, among many others. The Economics discipline hosts several visitors from all over the world and has extensive links with international organizations such as the World Bank, as well as with a number of European, North American and Asian universities.
Deakin academics can provide PhD supervision in a wide range of areas in Economics, including:
• Economic Theory
• Industrial Organization
• International Trade
• Economic Growth and Development
• Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
• Health Economics
• Political Economy and Public Choice
Positions are for three years, and include tuition fee for PhD study, health insurance, and some stipend. Positions involve research and teaching assistantship as well. The available financial support should help cover modest living expenses in Melbourne during the study period.
Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia and is world renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, world scale events and festivities, fantastic restaurants, parks and sports clubs, as well as its close proximity to beautiful landscapes and countryside.
Detailed information about the program structure and the application process can be found at http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/aef/research/phdapplyeco.php
To lodge your expression of interest, send: (i) a cover letter; (ii) an up-to-date copy of your CV, including contact details of at least two academic referees; (iii) electronic copies of your academic transcripts; (iv) an abstract of your honours or master thesis; (v) one research paper; (vi) a research proposal; (vii) evidence of English proficiency to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 June 2010. Successful candidates will be contacted for further instructions.
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