Ph.D. in Economics


Our Ph.D. in Economics is unique in its focus on the common globalization and innovation issues that interconnect development economics, environmental economics, and international economics. The program emphasizes the economic forces that generate the impetus for individuals to compete globally and analyzes the interrelated effects that these forces have on the environment, international trade, and development in a variety of industrial sectors.

There is an increasing demand for advanced economists who have the training and skill sets to think through these interrelated issues more carefully. The Ph.D. in Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology will prepare students to meet this increasing demand.

To be considered, applications must be completed with all supplemental materials submitted to the Georgia Tech Office of Graduate Studies by the posted deadline. Please contact Dr. Tibor Besedes for more information on our Ph.D program.

The Fall 2019 application deadline for the Ph.D in Economics program was February 1, 2019 and the application has closed. We will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2020 cohort in the fall.