The PhD Economics Program focuses on imparting state of the art teaching and research skills within the broader economics discipline. Students registering for the program should have a thorough knowledge of economic theory, technical and quantitative skill, and the ability to apply these to study economic problems. These goals are achieved through teaching, workshops, research seminars, term papers and thesis writing.

Eligibility

MS or equivalent graduates from HEC recognized institutions meeting the following criteria:

  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 (or overall 60% marks) or equivalent
  • A minimum of 18 years of schooling that corresponds to MS / M.Phil or equivalent degree from HEC recognized institutions in a relevant discipline
    GRE subject specific or GAT subject test conducted by the NTS, or equivalent in the relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 60% (percentage) marks is required Pass interview conducted by the Institute
  • Meet all other HEC stipulated requirements

Program Requirements

PhD requires completion of course work and dissertation/thesis. Minimum duration is 3 years and maximum is 5 years:

  • PhD course work requirements consist of six graduate level courses (18 credit hours)
  • On completion of dissertation/thesis the student is awarded 12 credits

A PhD student must additionally complete the following requirements:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Development
  • PhD Proposal/Synopsis Defense
  • BASR Approval of PhD Proposal/Synopsis
  • Continuous enrollment in supervised research courses for meeting the full-time residency requirements
  • Completion of PhD Dissertation/Thesis
  • Selection of External Evaluators by BASR
  • Publication of at least one paper in an ISI indexed or an HEC recognized journal or an official acceptance of the paper
  • Evaluation of PhD Dissertation by two foreign faculty members from developed countries as per HEC criteria
  • Dissertation/Thesis Finalization
  • Open defense of PhD dissertation
  • Any other HEC requirement
  • Final Dissertation/Thesis Submission to BASR.

REQUIRED COURSES

REQUIRED COURSES
PDE701
Advanced Research Methodology
PDE702
Advanced Applied Econometric
PDE703
Development Economics
PDE704
New Dimensions in Economics and Public Policies

ELECTIVES COURSES

ELECTIVE COURSES
PDE711
Industrial Economics
PDE712
Public Finance
PDE713
International Trade
PDE714
Selected Topics in Monetary Economics
PDE715
Selected Topics in Islamic Economics

Political Economy and Economic Policy Analysis, and (ii) Discourses on Globalization.

Course Structure

SEMESTER ONE SEMESTER TWO SEMESTER THREE SEMESTERS Four to Nine
Advanced Research Methodology
Advanced Applied Econometric
Development Economics
New Dimensions in Economics and Public
Elective I
Elective II
PDE850
Research Thesis

It is mandatory for research students of MPhil and PhD programs to attend at least fiveĀ sessions of the Multi-disciplinary Research Seminar Series in each semester.