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Economics and Decision Sciences

The Economics and Decision Sciences specialization prepares students for high quality research on a wide array of both theoretical and empirical topics in Economics. 
PhD alumni 2020 Thomas Rivera, Economics and Decision Sciences
I strongly believe that the research done early in my PhD, encouraged by the program, has helped me gain the most out of the PhD and laid a strong foundation for my future research career. 

Thomas Rivera

Economics and Decision Sciences, 2020, Assistant Professor, McGill University

The Economics and Decision Sciences specialization prepares students for high quality research on a wide array of both theoretical and empirical topics in Economics. 

An important focus is given to aspects of decision making by individuals and organizations. This includes, inter alia, Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Choice, with topics such as uncertainty, interaction and competition. It also includes subjects related to the analysis of relations between firms, decision makers and the general outside economic environment with themes covering Macroeconomics, International Trade or Urban (Spatial) Economics.


Main field courses (non-exhaustive list)

  • Advanced Decision Sciences 
  • Advanced Microeconomics: Game Theory and Applications
  • Decision Making under Uncertainty: Theory, Experiments & Applications 
  • Dynamic of Information & Communication in Games 
  • Entrepreneurship Information and Expectations in Macroeconomics
  • See global course examples here


Students may join courses from other specializations or partner universities to broaden their knowledge.

Research Seminars

Most academic departments organize research seminars on a regular basis as well as many other academic events. Students are encouraged to join these seminars already from the first year of studies. They give students a good idea of what they are expected to produce. They are also a good way to socialize with the professors of the departments and the other PhD students. Most of these research seminars are available to all PhD students from all specializations. 
 

PhD Coordinator

Mohammed Abdellaoui HEC
Mohammed Abdellaoui
Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences

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