Ph.D. in
Economics

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    Jan Brueckner, UCI Distinguished Professor of economics, studies airline pricing and fee structures.
 
 

 

about
OUR PROGRAM

 
Department of Anthropology A programmatic powerhouse. Full financial aid and funding. A lens-worthy location. The reasons students choose the UC Irvine School of Social Sciences for their graduate pursuits are many. Ranked #20 among all public economics programs in the country (U.S. News & World Report), the UCI graduate program in economics offers students five years of guaranteed funding.

According to data from Academic Analytics, UCI economics ranks 7th among all economics departments in articles published per faculty. The department's faculty rank 8th in total number of articles published, and UCI economists produce 1.8% of all articles in the discipline, ranking 11th among institutions, with only 1% of the discipline's faculty (Academic Analytics).

UCI economics also ranks in the top-10 among all economics departments at public institutions (RePEC). And if that wasn't enough, the UCI campus - located less than 10 miles from Newport Beach - is the #1 university for beach lovers (Money Magazine), and the #1 university doing the most for the American dream (New York Times College Access Index).

Learn more about economics at UCI...

 


 

recent

RANKINGS

#20

 

best public economics program in the U.S.
- U.S. News & World Report

#07

 

articles published per faculty
- Academic Analytics

#08

 

articles published per department
- Academic Analytics

#11

 

scholarly output
- Academic Analytics


 

quick

FACTS

 


 

recent

JOB PLACEMENTS

 

Amazon

IBM

Activision

Institute for Defense Analysis

California Edison

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Columbia University

Purdue University

Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research

Baylor University

Stockholm University

University of Intl. Business and Economics Beijing

 

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research

SPECIALITIES

 

Economic history

Industrial organization

International economics

Labor economics

Public choice

Public finance

Transportation economics

Urban economics

 


 

graduate

SPOTLIGHT

 


    Karan Talathi

 


    Erin Marie Costigliolo

 


 

what makes us

UNIQUE

 

Student walking on aldrich park

     UCI's campus is beautiful, rotating around Aldrich Park, a 19-acre botanical garden. The campus is also less than 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean and beaches.
 

 
The department has 32 permanent faculty members with research and teaching interests that span a broad range of fields. In addition to strengths in micro theory, macroeconomics, and econometrics (Bayesian and classical), the department has expertise in many applied fields.

UCI economists pursue research with real-world policy impacts in areas including:
  • Minimum wage debate
  • California policy toward enterprise zones
  • Regulation of airline alliances
  • California high-speed rail demand forecasts
  • Public health

Students have an opportunity to earn a master's degree while in pursuit of their Ph.D. And graduate students from UCI's economics program have gone on to work in high-tech startups, research consultancy companies, government offices, and in professorial posts around the world.

If full funding, opportunities to publish, and a proven track record of excellence in the field are what you're looking for in a graduate program, contact us today to learn more about UCI economics.
 

 Life as a UCI Ph.D. student is really fun...
we find time to work and play here.
 

- Nikki Tavasoli
 

 
 


 

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If full funding, opportunities to publish, and a proven track record of excellence in the field are what you’re looking for in a graduate program, contact us today to learn more about UCI economics.
 

 

 

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