Ph.D. program in economics aims to prepare students for outstanding research in economics. Upon graduation, our students will be able to pursue careers in prominent universities, research institutions, and government agencies in Turkey and abroad.

The first year of the program establishes a solid foundation in economic theory and econometrics, while during their second year, students take more advanced courses in the fields of their own choice. After finishing their coursework, students begin their own research and devote most of their time to writing their Ph.D. dissertation.

Koç University is one of the best places to obtain a Ph. D. degree in economics. The Economics faculty at Koç University has a solid reputation as contributors to the frontiers of knowledge in Turkey and abroad. Recently, the department has been ranked number 1 in Turkey and continues to improve its ranking in Europe and the world. Students are supported by research and teaching assistantships. They will have the opportunity to participate in the research projects of faculty members and teach their own classes so that they can develop their teaching skills further.