PhD in Economics – Melbourne, Australia

Application for PhD in Economics at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

The Department of Economics at Deakin University, Australia <> is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020 PhD programme in Economics (starting March 2020), where a number of scholarships will be available to cover fees and living expenses. Key areas of research expertise of the Economics Department include Development Economics, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Applied Economics and International Trade. It is ranked among the top nine in Australia and third in Victoria according to the Australian government rankings (ERA 2018). It is one of the top departments in the Deakin Business School, which recently received the prestigious AACSB accreditation. Deakin University is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide across the three major international university rankings (ARWU, Times Higher Ed, QS), and is one of the top 50 universities under 50 (QS). Deakin has a 5-star QS rating, highlighting the quality of our research and teaching.

The Department is seeking applicants of the highest academic standards to participate in our PhD programme and will provide them with the training (through rigorous course work during the first year of studies), experience and mentorship necessary for their professional development. Students specializing in development economics also have the option to visit Yale University for a period of 9 to 12 months, where they will be part of Professor Mushfiq Mobarak’s working group of PhD students (please contact us for further details).

A completed honours or master’s degree in economics, mathematics, statistics, or cognate fields with an excellent academic record and experience in research is required. Refer to our website for full eligibility requirements:

Further enquiries should be sent to the PhD Director in Economics, Dr. Aaron Nicholas at

Applications must be made online by 15th September, 2019 though we advise applying by 8th September for pre-evaluation.