PhD in administration - Applied Economics

PhD in Administration — Applied Economics

Are you planning on an academic career that will make use of your analytical skills and aptitudes for advanced research in applied economics?
Be part of a community of professors and researchers with valuable expertise. Do your PhD in a rigorous milieu, renowned for its resources and the quality of support available for junior researchers.

Your PhD in short

  • Emphasis on the expertise of the Department of Applied Economics: applied macroeconomics (including applications in finance) and applied microeconomics (including industrial organization, labour economics and healthcare economics).
  • Access to a wide variety of specialized courses, thanks to collaboration between the Department of Applied Economics and the departments of economics at four universities: Université de Montréal, McGill, Concordia and UQAM.
  • Full-time program allowing you to complete your studies in 4 or 5 years.
  • Tuition fees waived and competitive funding for the first four years of your studies.

For a career in academia


80 %

of the 22 graduates from this doctoral program hold positions as professors at Canadian or foreign universities. All the others are working in the private sector, as consultants, or in parapublic organizations.

Varied research interests

  • Environmental economics
  • Health economics
  • Household finance
  • Industrial organization
  • International economics
  • Labour economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary policy
  • Political economy
  • Retirement and savings

World-class research in applied economics

HEC Montréal offers doctoral students in applied economics an exceptional scientific milieu including two research chairs and four research professorships. Researchers in this specialization work closely with several research groups and knowledge transfer hubs.


Research professorships

  • Research professorship in macroeconomics: Professor Hafedh Bouakez
  • Research professorship in international macroeconomics: Professor Matteo Cacciatore
  • Research professorship in contract and incentive theory: Professor Nicolas Sahuguet

Research groups and knowledge transfer hubs

Program details
90 Credits
  • Full time
  • Day
Instruction mode
  • On-site
  • Côte-des-Neiges

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