Sep 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Ph.D.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

Program Description


economics.ucmerced.edu
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, Ph.D.


The Economicsgraduate group has established the following program learning outcomes. Upon successful completion of this program, students will:

  1. Have demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in economic theory and econometrics at a level to make an original contribution to the discipline.
  2. Apply their knowledge of the relevant theories and methodologies used in the student’s major and minor specialization to critically evaluate the literature and identify productive research questions.
  3. Be able to communicate economic information verbally and orally in a clear and concise manner to expert and non-expert audiences.
  4. Be able to conduct independent research in the economics discipline that makes an original and novel contribution to the literature.
  5. Have demonstrated the professional skills required to participate in the intellectual and organizational aspects of the economics profession.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs