The Ph.D. Program

The graduate program in economics at Princeton is one of the premier economics programs in the world. The small number of students admitted each year receive training within an exceptional research environment, supported by members of the faculty who are working at the forefront of research in their fields. Many of the department’s graduates are now successful academics at leading universities and research institutions. Others serve in important positions in the public sector, in both the United States and other countries.

Admission to the program is extremely selective. Each year, the department receives approximately 800 applications for a class of 20 to 25 students. Students come from diverse backgrounds and over 30 different countries around the globe.

Princeton provides all admitted Ph.D. students with tuition and fellowship support for the academic year as well as continuing fellowship support for the summer months so students can continue study and research when classes are not in session.

Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Jakub Kastl

Director of Graduate Admissions
Professor Faruk Gul and Professor David Lee

Program Administrator
Laura Hedden