Academic Programs

PhD Economics

Introduction Program Summary Program Structure

Program Structure


The full-time PhD Economics program will be completed between 3–5 years from the date of admission and this is further extendable for three years under special circumstances through the permission of CoD and the Dean.


The two semester course work designed for the program offers a broad range of courses covering diverse dimensions of economics. Keeping in view the dynamic and inclusive nature of the program, the proposed research and teaching approach for all courses encourage critical thinking, open debate, and respect of diverse opinions. 

Admission Requirement

All the candidates must satisfy the proposed guidelines of HEC for securing admission in PhD Economics program. These guidelines are given below:

(a)  Candidates must have Master degree (18 years of education) in relevant field.

(b)  Candidates must have Minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.

(c)  Candidates must clear GAT subject test with minimum score of 60% before enrolling in PhD Economics program.

(d)  Candidates must pass both departmental entry test and interview (both will be based on the concepts of Economics)

Core Courses

EC – 700

Topics in Advanced Microeconomics

EC – 705

Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics

EC – 710

Topics in Advanced Econometrics

Elective Courses

EC – 715

Dynamic Macroeconomics

EC – 718

Advanced Techniques in Quantitative Research

EC – 720

Advanced Techniques in Qualitative Research

EC – 721

Advanced Computational Economics

EC – 722

Economics of Research and Development

EC – 725

Globalization and the Firms

EC – 730

Seminar in Islamic Economics

EC – 734

Urban and Regional Economics

EC – 736

Labor Economics & Human Resource Development

EC – 738

Dynamic Optimization

EC – 740

History of Economic Thought

EC – 745

Advanced Inferential Statistics

EC – 748

Seminar in International Economics

EC – 750

Economics of Industrial Organization

EC – 754

Seminar in Monetary and Fiscal Policy

EC – 755

Environmental and Resource Economics

EC – 758

Survey Data Analysis and Software Applications

EC – 760

Contemporary Development Economics

EC – 761

Sustainability and Economic Development

EC – 762

Seminar in Managerial Economics

EC – 765

International Finance

EC – 770

Seminar in Public Sector Economics

EC – 775

Seminar in Money and Banking

EC – 780

Seminars in Islamic Banking and Finance

After passing out comprehensive exam, PhD candidates will be eligible to register for Dissertation.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours


PhD Dissertation


Degree Awarding Criteria

Degrees will be issued on the eve of the bi-annual convocation to those who have completed all degree requirements of a particular program and have been issued final transcripts (FT). For the issuance of urgent degree, the participant will apply through the prescribed urgent degree form, and submitting it to the Office of Registrar along with a copy of CNIC, receipt of payment of urgent degree fee and a copy of the final transcript.


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Dr. Hafeez ur Rehman 

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