The Financial Economics PhD program is a joint degree offered through the Finance Department at the Kellogg School of Management and the Economics Department at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Students within Financial Economics will have access to a broad array of faculty across different disciplines within economics that taps into the interdisciplinary strengths found within our Finance-Economics curriculum.
The study of finance aligns with numerous areas within economics: macroeconomics, public finance, econometrics, economic development and economic history. This is why a broad training in economics is essential for those who wish to do innovative work that straddles both finance and economics. Some examples include the financing and investment decisions of firms, households, and governments; the interplay between asset prices, capital markets and the macro-economy; and the role and limitations of financial institutions in facilitating access to credit.
Academic placements for Financial Economics PhD students could be within an Economics or Finance department.
Each fall applicants submit one application to the Financial Economics PhD Program that is reviewed by both Finance and Economics faculty who then render a joint admission decision. More information about our admission process is found under Application Requirements.
Plan of Study
Students typically complete the PhD degree in five to six years. The plan of study provides foundational coursework within Finance and Economics and a pathway towards making the appropriate research progress and meeting degree requirements.
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