MPhil-PhD in Economics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen), a research-intensive university, was established in 2014 through a Mainland - Hong Kong collaboration with staunch support from the Shenzhen Municipal Government. It inherits the fine academic traditions of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and links together the educational and research resources of China and Hong Kong and the world. Students who satisfy the graduation requirements will receive degrees of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The School of Management and Economics (SME) at CUHK-Shenzhen was established in 2014 as the first school of the university. It spearheads a globally orientated environment for business education and research in China. SME and CUHK Business School have jointly accepted AACSB accreditation to signify the international standards of our world-class teaching quality.
This integrated MPhil-PhD programme targets highly motivated, self-directed individuals who wish to pursue a higher degree in the area of economics, with research focus on microeconomic theory, applied microeconomics, financial economics, macroeconomics, international economics, industrial organization, market design, econometrics, economic data science, and related domains.
SME has established a strong faculty team in the area of economics. Faculty members in all major areas of economics have been recruited worldwide. Many of them are active researchers recognized internationally and have prior experience in supervising PhD students.
Our target students may have a wide range of backgrounds, but should have a strong interest in economics and generally have completed undergraduate level courses in economics, statistics, and calculus. Applicants with background in science and engineering are also welcome to apply.