PhD Program


The range of study in economics is quite broad and includes the traditional topics of micro-analysis and macro-analysis such as price theory, market structure, industrial organization, the banking system, and the flow of national income. Students take advantage of a wide range of course offerings in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and at Chicago Booth, writing their dissertations in industrial organization, labor economics, macroeconomics, microeconomics, or related areas.

For details on economics as a dissertation area, see General Examination Requirements - By Area in the PhD Program Guidebook (PDF).

To learn more about the research being done by current PhD students, please view a listing of proposals and defenses across dissertation areas.

For economics faculty, please access our faculty directory to sort by academic area.