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Economics, Ph.D.

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Program Description

Contact: Mitch Ylarregui, Graduate Program Coordinator, mylarregui@ucmerced.edu

The economics Ph.D. program focuses on utilizing economic theory and modeling to address real world problems that advance our understanding of human behavior and facilitates efficient public policy. The Ph.D. program focuses on two concentrations highly relevant to the advancement of modern economics: (1) Economic Geography and International Development; and (2) Environmental and Resource Economics. Our program concentrates on conducting applied economic research with a strong foundation in econometric analysis.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Social Sciences graduate group has established the following program learning outcomes:

  1. A comprehensive, graduate-level understanding of processes, theories, and empirical regularities in the student’s chosen track.
  2. Competency with contemporary social science methods used to conduct rigorous social scientific research.
  3. Effective scientific communication skills, especially the ability to convey complex concepts and information in a clear and concise manner.
  4. The ability to initiate and conduct independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge of a quality that can be published in a peer reviewed outlet.

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