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Program Objectives

A PhD Program in Economics has been a long-felt need in Pakistan. In recent years, the number of qualified economists has fallen below the country’s requirements. Out migration of economists to take up attractive jobs abroad has only aggravated this professional vacuum in various government departments, teaching institutions, and research organizations.

At the start of the new millennium, the role of quality education in creating a better world has become increasingly evident. Educational institutions must train students to effectively address new global challenges in the economic, political, cultural and technological fields. The PhD program at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has been developed to meet some of these challenges by providing the necessary facilities for training economists in Pakistan. This program is aimed at imparting a full range of knowledge, awareness, and expertise in economics to meet the challenges of the new millennium, as well as equipping students with the analytical tools necessary for policy-oriented research.

Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil degree with research in the relevant discipline from an HEC recognized Pakistani university or an equivalent degree from any other HEC recognized institution, with at least a First Division (annual system) or CGPA of 3.00 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System). Applicant will be selected on the basis of their performance in the admission test, interview and academic record.

Program Structure

Duration: 4 years, 8 Semesters

PhD in Economics is a four years programme offering a wide range of specializations. Our PhD Programme prepares students to make significant contribution in the field of applied and policy oriented economic analysis. The normal duration for the course work is one year. However, after admission into the PhD program, students will have to be given the deficiency examinations in the courses of Advance Microeconomic Theory, Advance Macroeconomic Theory and Advance Econometric (courses of MPhil level). The deficiency examination is conducted in the very first week of the Fall semester each year. If a student succeeds (minimum 65% marks) in all these subjects, he/she can be exempted from these requirements. Students who fail in above course(s) will, first, have to register and qualify the course(s) as a non-credit compulsory course(s) to strengthen their understanding and making up their deficiencies.

After completion of the coursework requirement, students are required to pass their comprehensive examinations in order to progress to the research stage. Students of PhD Economics must clear course work of 18 credit hours to be qualified for comprehensive attempts. The following scheme of minimum coursework is approved for the PhD program.

Core Courses

Advance Microeconomic Theory-II (Chr. 3)

Advance Macroeconomic Theory-II (Chr. 3)

Econometric Methods-II (Chr. 3)

Elective I (Chr. 3)

Elective II (Chr. 3)

Elective III (Chr. 3)

Comprehensive Exams (Two attempts)

Streams of Specialization

• Monetary Economics

• International Economics

• Financial Economics

• Environmental Economics

• Health Economics

• Political Economy

• Development Economics

• Public Economics

• Industrial Economics

• Agriculture and Resource Economics

Fees, Dues and Scholarships

PhD (Economics)

Semester

Sr. No.

Description

I

II

III

IV

1.

Admission Fee

10,000

-

-

-

2.

Tuition Fee

29,700

29,700

-

-

3.

Transportation Fee

4,000

4,000

4,000

4,000

4.

Library (Refundable)

5,000

-

-

-

5.

Transcript Fee

500

-

-

-

6.

Research

-

-

20,000

20,000

Total

49,200

33,700

24,000

24,000

During All Remaining Research Semesters; Fee: 24,000/=

PIDE Endowment Fund scholarships, Higher Education Commission (HEC) scholarships and Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal scholarships are among the financial assistance available to students during their academic program.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Attiya Yasmin Javid

Head of Department

Department Contact

Mr. Muhammad Saleem

Ph: +92-51-9248101

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Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

P.O. Box 1091, Islamabad, Pakistan

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