1 x PhD Studentship in Economics

University of Sheffield


We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic applicant for our PhD programme in Economics at the University of Sheffield for the 2024/25 academic year.

The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield has an international reputation for practical and real-world economics. We are a leading research university and economics department part of the Russell Group, and our academic staff are among the top economic experts in their field.

Studying for a PhD with us you will receive excellent academic support and advanced research training, in a friendly, vibrant research environment with excellent facilities. We are part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP), providing research students with a world-class environment to develop their discipline specific and interdisciplinary research skills.

Applications are welcomed in all economics topics. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with research interests in the following speciality areas of our research-active staff:

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Economic Theory
  • Household Finance
  • Macroeconomics
  • Time-series Econometrics
  • Urban, Trade and Environment

Applicants must demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research, with a master degree in economics or related topics at an equivalent level.

Applications are now open for a scholarship awarded by the department providing maintenance and tuition fees. These will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and research potential. The studentship is open to all nationalities and subject areas. Other PhD funding is also available via the ESRC White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships, the University Postgraduate Research Committee Scholarships, and the China Scholarship Council.

If you are interested in our PhD programme, we encourage you to apply no later than the 15th of January 2024 to be considered for the PhD scholarship application. We strongly recommend that you contact and make an application to study with the Department of Economics by the end of December 2023.

Please visit the Department of Economics PhD web page for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or the PhD programme directors Prof. Alberto Montagnoli ([email protected] ) and Dr. Enrico Vanino ([email protected] ).

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