PhD Program in Economics

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Formations Doctorales

Informations clés

Date finale du concours
Durée/heures de formation
4 ans
Coordinatrice des formations doctorales
Dorothée Boccanfuso Dorothée Boccanfuso Enseignant-chercheur
Full professor
Coordinatrice des formations doctorales
Vice-Doyenne, Economie
Economie du développement
Présentation synthétique

The Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences (FGSES) at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) offers a four-year doctoral program in economics. Our program provides students with rigorous training in economic theory and quantitative methods – with the level of rigor being consistent with internationally competitive doctoral programs in economics. Your training is backed by a group of internationally recognized economists with experience across a wide range of topics.

In the first year, students receive rigorous “pre-doc” training in microeconomics (four, half semester modules), macroeconomics (four, half semester modules) and econometrics (two, full semester modules). After successfully passing written “preliminary exams” at the end of the first year, a student officially enters the doctoral program. All first-year (pre-doc) courses are taught in English. In the second year, students take courses (workshops and lecture-based courses) in advanced topics in economics and quantitative methods, and begin defining dissertation topics. Second-year courses and workshops may be taught in English or French, depending on instructor preferences. The third and fourth years are devoted to research – i.e., writing the dissertation.

Areas Of Specialization :

  • Rural and Agricultural economics
  • Behavioral and experimental economics
  • Decision support and risk management
  • Development economics
  • Economic growth
  • Environmental economics
  • Natural resource economics
  • General equilibrium modeling
  • International finance
  • Monetary policy and public finance
  • Policy analysis - economic modelling of sectoral and macroeconomic policies
  • Quantitative methods for impact analysis of public policy

Funding : Admitted applicants receive a competitive package consisting of a tuition waiver, monthly stipend and insurance for their pre-doc and doctoral study periods.

Application process

Potential students are invited apply through the online platform

A complete application will include the following:

  • (i) certificate(s) of current diplomas or proof of current registration in an M.S. program;
  • (ii) official transcripts (license/bachelor and M.A./M.S.);
  • (iii) a cover letter explaining your academic background, your research interests, and your interest in the FGSES Ph.D. program in economics (12 point font, two page maximum);
  • (iv) research documents (article briefs, research reports, journal articles);
  • (v) English language proficiency tests (TOEFL or equivalent);
  • (vi) the names and contact information of two references familiar with your academic and research potential.

Application review begins on April 1 of each year. Only complete applications will be evaluated.

Information: Additional information on the doctoral program is available from the FGSES, UM6P Website: Direct email inquiries to: e-mail:

Main campus address: Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid, Ben Guerir, 43150, Morocco. Tel: (0)525-073146.

Responsable de la formation
Rodney Smith Rodney SmithEnseignant-chercheur
Distinguished professor
Directeur de la formation doctorale en sciences économiques
Politique agricole, développement et croissance, économie régionale, économie de l’eau

Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique
Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales

UM6P - Campus de Rabat 
Tél : 0666-320854

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