Is there a doctor in the house?

My research group – the Economics Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU – are looking for more PhD students. It’s a great place to do a PhD, since the academics tend to have relatively light classroom teaching loads, and so have much more time to work with research students. Here’s a list of the RSSS Economics faculty members and their research interests. Our particular strength is in applied microeconomics.

Whichever unit you are housed with (Faculty of Economics, RSSS, RSPAS, Crawford), there’s only one Economics PhD at ANU (details here). The degree starts with a year of coursework, followed by 2-3 years of thesis-writing. Most of our students write a PhD that is comprised of three quite distinct papers, which I think is more manageable than writing a book-style PhD, and certainly closer to the way US economics PhDs are done.

If you’re interested in pursuing an economics PhD with us, drop me an email – andrew.leigh(at)

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