UF Economics!

Good Morning,

UF Economics is recruiting a new Ph.D. cohort to matriculate in Fall 2024. As a smaller program, our doctoral students work very closely with faculty and gain exposure to research early. We maintain a highly collegial department and strongly encourage collaboration between the students and with the faculty. If you have students who might be a good fit for this academic environment, please share this email with them.

UF Economics offers a vibrant research community. Since moving to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2014, our faculty has doubled in size and continues to grow. We have hired several junior scholars from exceptional programs like Berkeley, Chicago, Northwestern, Penn, and Princeton. These new faculty have recently published papers in such premier outlets as the American Economic Review, the European Economic ReviewGames and Economic BehaviorManagement Science, and the RAND Journal of Economics.

Our doctoral students complete supervised research projects during their first and second years. Many of these projects develop into co-authored publications. Students have recently published papers in such highly regarded outlets as the Economics of Education ReviewInternational Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Economics, the Journal of Human Capital, Journal of Regulatory Economics, andthe Southern Economic Review.

Our Ph.D. program includes field coursework in econometrics, industrial organization, international trade, macroeconomics, and public economics. Several successful students have also completed dissertations in health economics. Recent graduates have found academic positions at the Howard University, Oberlin College, the University of Alberta, the University of Indiana, and the University of South Carolina. Others have found private-sector opportunities at Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Brattle Group, Charles Rivers, HP, and T Mobile.

The application is available here and will remain open until January 15, 2024. All applicants will be considered for a competitive finding package, which includes a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance.

For more information about the doctoral program at UF Economics, please visit the program website or contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Richard Romano (romanor@ufl.edu), or me.  

Kind Regards,

Thomas Knight

Thomas Knight, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Instructional Professor

Department of Economics

University of Florida

Phone: (352)392-0151

Email: thomas.knight@ufl.edu