The Haslam College of Business’ Ph.D. in economics combines rigorous work in economic theory and econometrics with the detailed study of real-world problems and institutions. Our position in the Haslam College of Business allows students to pursue interests in complementary fields such as finance and business analytics and ties with the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy provide unique research opportunities.
The economics department has an energetic and collegial faculty with diverse interests that span most major fields of economics. Our faculty publishes in top general interest and economic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics and RAND Journal of Economics.
Our students are encouraged to collaborate with faculty, and many students have papers published or under revision at major journals when entering the job market. Our graduates work at major universities, government agencies, research centers, financial institutions and private companies. The normal time to degree is five years.