Doctor of Economics, majoring in Western Economics

Objectives

This program leads to the degree of Doctor of Economics, majoring in Western Economics. The program is designed to train students in the development and application of theoretical models used in the field of economics. Students are expected to establish a profound understanding of the basic theories of economics, to have a complete understanding of the current frontier of knowledge associated with these theories and to develop the ability to apply these theories to current economic issues. On graduation, students will be able to undertake independent research in the areas of economics and econometrics. Students will have the skills required to work in universities, research institutes, government agencies or businesses focused on analysis of markets, business strategy or government economic policy.


Program duration: 4 years full-time study
Teaching language: English
Program commencement: Fall semester
Tuition fees: RMB 55,000 per year, RMB 165,000 in total
Application fee: 400RMB

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens generally under the age of 50 at the time of applying, be in good health, and possess a valid passport.
  • Applicants should hold a recognized master's degree or above.
  • Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.0 or above, or other certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who have taken courses in English during their master's degree or bachelor’s degree studies should provide a medium-of-instruction certificate.
  • The ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience will be given individual consideration.

Program Structure

                                                           

General Courses
(4 credits)

Selected Issues on China

Rudiments of Chinese Language

Foundation Core Courses
(24 credits)

Advanced Econometrics I

Advanced Macroeconomics I

Advanced Microeconomics I

Mathematics for Economists

Advanced Econometrics II

Advanced Macroeconomics II

Advanced Microeconomics II

Mathematical Economics

Major Core Courses
(6 credits)
One of Stream I, II 

Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics I: Monetary Economics and International Finance

Stream I

Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics II: Open Macro and Search Model Applications

Labor Economics

Choose one of the four

Law and Economics

Choose one of the three

Stream II

Industrial Organization

Chinese Economy: Change and Development

Urban Economics

Development Economics

International Trade

Elective Courses
(24 credits)

Other graduate level non-discipline core courses from WISE and SOE

Summer Short Courses (3 credits)

Summer short courses from WISE and SOE

Seminar / Internship
(1 credits)

Academic Seminars/ Internship

Teaching Practice (4 credits)

Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Programs or Graduate Programs

Research Paper Evaluation (3rd year)
Mock Viva (4th year Fall semester)
Thesis Defense (4th year Spring semester)

Thesis Research
(The doctoral thesis must be written in English. An abstract in both English and Chinese must be provided.)


Typical Program Course Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Selected Issues on China
Rudiments of Chinese Language
Adv. Econometrics I
Adv. Macroeconomics I
Adv. Microeconomics I
Mathematical Economics
Adv. Econometrics II
Adv. Mathematical Economics
Adv. Macroeconomics II
Adv. Microeconomics II
Seminar
Summer Short Course 1

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Stream I Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics I: Monetary Economics and International Finance Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics II: Open Macro and Search Model Applications Summer Short Course 2
Summer Short Course 3
Stream II Labor Economics
Industrial Organization
Urban Economics
International Trade
(Choose one of the four)
Law and Economics
Chinese Economy: Change and Development
Development Economics
(Choose one of the three)
Seminar Writing & Master Opening report
Seminar
Research Proposal Evaluation
Choose one stream

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Seminar
Teaching Practice
Teaching Practice
Research Paper Evaluation
 

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Mock Viva Thesis Defense  

How to apply

We invite you to explore our various study programs. By joining us, we are sure you would find your time here intellectually rewarding and challenging.

 
 

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