The research in Department of Economics, Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University is primarily focused on Environmental and natural resource economics, Labor economics, Econometrics, and Public economics. The Department also hosts researchers in the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE), which is a joint venture for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Umeå University. More information about the Department of Economics and CERE is provided.The department offers two PhD programs; economics and econometrics to which we now announce four positions as PhD student starting September 1, 2012, and for a maximum duration of four years full time.
The qualification requirements to be admitted as a doctoral student is an exam at the advanced level, course requirements of at least 240 ECTS out of which 60 ECTS are obtained at the advanced level, and 90 ECTS in economics. For admission to the PhD program in econometrics, the applicant must also fulfil course requirements of at least 60 ECTS in statistics or mathematical statistics. A person who in some other system in the country or abroad has acquired corresponding university education has eligibility for admission. The assessments of the applicants are based on their qualifications and their ability to benefit from the doctoral-level education they will receive.