Monash University

Research - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Offered byDepartment of Economics
CoordinatorProfessor Pushkar Maitra


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This program is also applicable to students studying externally.


This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

Program requirements

All PhD students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the

following areas:

  • research integrity
  • student induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

All PhD students must complete the following coursework unit/s, normally prior to confirmation of their candidature:

  • BEX5650 Microeconomic theory
  • BEX5660 Macroeconomic theory
  • BEX5850 Mathematical economic theory
  • BEX6650 Research topics in advanced microeconomics
  • BEX6660 Research topics in advanced macroeconomics
  • one econometrics and business statistics unit if they have not previously completed an equivalent unit at honours level

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their candidature.

Relevant courses

0029 Doctor or Philosophy