Call for Applicants
Tulane University, Department of Economics - Ph.D. Program in Economic Analysis and Policy

Tulane's Department of Economics is now accepting applications for its Ph.D. program in Economic Analysis and Policy.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The program is small and highly selective, with a strong applied focus. Students will receive extensive training in economics and acquire practical institutional knowledge that is necessary for innovative research and careful policy analysis. Fields of study include: (i) Public Finance and Public Policy; (ii) Inequality and Poverty; (iii) Health and Human Capital; and (iv) Environmental Economics and Policy. This program is based in the Department of Economics, but has important partnerships with other departments at Tulane to foster our interdisciplinary approach to doctoral education. Our cross campus partners include the Freeman School of Business, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Murphy Institute of Political Economy. Graduates will make excellent candidates for employment in universities, government, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and the non-profit sector. Generous fellowships are available and are awarded on the basis of academic merit and potential for scholarship.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have a B.A. or B.S. degree. An undergraduate major in economics is desirable but not necessary. Applicants should have a strong mathematics background, including a minimum of one year of calculus.

1. Applicants must apply using the online application at: The online application includes:
- Application
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement (stating motivation for graduate study in a field)

2. Applicants must mail the following supporting materials directly to the Department of Economics:
- Official copies of all university transcripts
- Writing sample

3. Applicants must arrange for ETS to send test scores to Tulane University School of Liberal Arts, code 6183:
- GRE scores
- TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers)

Completed applications are due by February 1, 2013 for full consideration. We are committed to recruiting a diverse student body, and we encourage women and minorities to apply. For more information about the program, please visit our website or contact our Program Assistant.



Posted 10/15/12