Postgraduate Research in Economics
- Graduate School
- Social Sciences
The PhD programme in Economics provides PGR students with the opportunity to follow the Doctoral Training Pathway in Economics by joining a School with an international reputation as a centre of research excellence. The School of Economics is a leading partner in two research centres, the Centre for Competition Policy – at the forefront of policy formation in competition economics internationally, with advisory links with many national competition authorities – and the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science – part of the Economic and Social Research Council Network for Integrated Behavioural Science.
Staff research interests in Economics include:
- Big data methods
- Collective decision making and group formation
- Competition in digital markets
- Development and environmental economics
- Dynamic macroeconomics
- Economics of networks
- Empirical evaluation of competition/competition policy
- 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
The School of Economics is fully committed to developing the potential of our PhD students. Training includes core modules that reflect state-of-the-art knowledge in multiple fields of economics. We provide strong supervisory support and we stimulate PGR students to become an integral part of a vibrant research environment in which they can regularly present their own research work in internal events. We suggest you look at the School's website, check out some academics and read up on some of their publications.
We recommend that you identify at least one member of staff at UEA who might be your supervisor and that you contact them, to express your interest and discuss your research proposal. You will need to submit a research proposal of no more than 2000 words with your application.
Find out more on the Economics web pages.
There are two research degrees available:
- PhD by Publication
Full- and part-time options are available.
Read more about each of these on our information pages.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to a doctoral degree is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree and a Master's degree, or equivalent.
The minimum academic requirement for Master's by Research is a UK upper second class undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent. Details of the PhD by Publication, including entry requirements, can be found on our information pages.
If English is not your first language or you are from a country that is not on the UKVI list of English speaking countries , you may be required to provide evidence of your proficiency in the English language. Further information on English language requirements can be found on our information pages.