UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The PhD in Economics provides a cutting-edge education in economic theory, the development of a rigorous toolkit of mathematical and econometric techniques, and in various research areas in economics. This education allows students to think critically about how to approach the analysis of economic problems and to contribute to the knowledge base of the discipline.

  • Apply techniques of dynamic optimization to analyze the functioning of the macroeconomy.
  • Analyze the behavior of economic entities (consumers, firms, managers. markets, etc.) through the use of constrained optimization, game theory, and mechanism design.
  • Conduct research that advances the field.