The School of Economics will offer 4 Studentships to prospective candidates starting the PhD Economics programme in the Academic Year 2021/22.
The School of Economics studentships will be awarded to applicants that submit the most promising research proposals and clearly demonstrate academic excellence in the areas that are relevant to the strategic interests of the School of Economics (see the research areas and further details linked below). The application deadline for prospective students to be considered for studentships is 16 April 2021.
In addition, one Faculty of Social Sciences Fully Funded PhD studentship is available to a candidate in the School of Economics.
The School of Economics participates in the annual SeNSS (South East Network for Social Sciences) competition for +3 (PhD) and 1+3 (Masters + PhD). To be considered for the SENSS competition, prospective students need to apply by the earlier deadline of 18 January 2021.
Research Areas. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide with an original and high quality research proposal. The School of Economics research areas include Big data methods, Collective decision making and group formation, Competition in digital markets, Development and environmental economics, Dynamic macroeconomics and growth, Economics of networks, Empirical evaluation of competition/competition policy, Experimetrics, Financial economics and econometrics, Heuristics and biases in decision making, Industrial organisation, Origins and consequences of conflict, Strategic reasoning and identity in groups and teams.
Project outlines for specific fields of interest. For the 2021/22 Academic Year, research projects on Industrial Organisation or in Environment, Resources and Conflict are particularly welcome. For these fields, the School of Economics offers a number of project outlines that can be consulted on a dedicated webpage [link: https://www.uea.ac.uk/web/about/school-of-economics/phd-programmes/phd-training/supervision]. The School encourages prospective students applying for ECO studentships to submit research proposals based on these outlines, which include:
(1) Market structure and competition in digital markets
(2) Indicators for measuring competition
(3) Competition and income inequality
(4) Privacy and data provision in digital applications
(5) Competition and information in the health care sector
(6) Saltmarsh conservation and preservation
(7) Conflict and refugee pathways
See here for further details about each of the projects listed above.