PhD Economics (Morning Program)
PhD (Economics] program is designed to provide a solid background in theory, quantitative methods, and applications appropriate to the needs of economists involved in policy planning, analysis, and forecasting of public and private sectors. The curriculum of this program has been designed to meet the international standards. We hope the students will find the program to be intellectually challenging and personally rewarding.
PhD (Economics) emphasizes on applied economics, and caters to the growing market for economic analysts. Graduates from this program will be able to teach and conduct quality research in the fields of their interest, and will be prepared for careers in universities, research organizations, business enterprises, government organizations, and multinational companies.
|PhD Economics Course Load|
|Total Credit Hours||67|
Duration of the PhD program is 4-5 years. The maximum time allowed is 8 years.
MS / M.Phil / equivalent degree in Economics or related discipline from HEC recognized local and foreign universities with minimum 3 out of 4 CGPA or 60% marks in the last degree. All equivalency claims shall be evaluated by HEC.
Experience is not mandatory for admission to PhD program. IBA allows the candidates to apply for admission whose final results have not been announced.
The admission may be conditional pending submission of the required results before the date of commencement of classes.
Admissions to all programs at the IBA are granted on merit, and there are no reserved seats of any category. The criterion for admission is the performance of the applicant in admission test and interview. The admission test is a written test from three subjects: English, Mathematics and Economics. Candidates who have a minimum 650 score in quantitative section of GRE [International) or 160 score in quantitative section of Revised GRE [International] are exempted from the IBA admission test. The candidates who pass the admission test qualify for the interview. Candidates are required to submit statement of purpose and two reference letters from the institute / university last attended before the interview.
PhD program in Economics is a full time morning program. IBA will offer teaching / research fellowship to all students enrolled in the PhD program for which they are paid a monthly stipend (Rs.50000 per month) and tuition waiver.
Students are required to pass comprehensive examinations for Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory and one Field Examination. A maximum of three attempts will be allowed for the comprehensive examinations. Students are however required to pass both comprehensive examinations within two years from the commencement of PhD program.
Oral defense of the PhD dissertation proposal: At the end of the third year, students are expected to present and defend their PhD proposal before the dissertation committee. The dissertation will be examined by two external examiners from academically advanced countries.
Students are expected to submit and defend their dissertation [27 credit hours] within two years after successful completion of their course work.
|Semester-wise sequence of PhD courses|
|Semester – 1 (FALL)||Course Code||Credit Hours||Pre-Requisite|
|1||Microeconomic Theory II||EC0631||3||ECO531|
|2||Macroeconomic Theory II||EC0632||3||ECO532|
|Semester – 2 (Spring)||Course Code||Credit Hours||Pre-Requisite|
|1||Microeconomic Theory III||EC0641||4||EC0631|
|2||Econometric Analysis- I||ECO647||3||MTS536, ECO537|
|Semester – 3 (Fall)||Course Code||Credit Hours||Pre-Requisite|
|1||Macroeconomic Theory III||EC0642||4||EC0632|
|2||Econometric Analysis- II||ECO648||4||EC0641|
|Semester – 4 (Spring)||Course Code||Credit Hours||Pre-Requisite|
|1||Graduate Research Seminar for PhD||
ECO641, 642 & 648
|Semester – 5 (onward)||Course Code||Credit Hours||Pre-Requisite|
Major Areas of Specialization (Electives):
For further details visit:economics.iba.edu.pk
Dr. Adnan Haider
Program Coordinator, MS/PhD (Economics)
Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance
Phone: (+92-21) 38104700 (Ext 2675)
Dr. Khadija Bari
Chairperson, Economics Department
Phone: (+92-21) 38104700 (Ext 1622)