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Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarship in Economics, Newcastle University, UK

Deadline:

May 02, 2015

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Duration of the award
3 years full time PhD scholarship for students starting in the academic year 2015/16.

Project description
This studentship is available to someone with a strong background and a research focus in one of the following areas of Economics:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Applied microeconomics, including industrial, regional and public economics 
  •  Banking, empirical finance and risk management
  • Financial markets, insurance and behavioural finance 
  • Health, risk, safety, environmental and experimental economics
  • Labour market economics and applications
  • Macroeconomics, trade, FDI and international economics.

Details of our research areas can be found on Newcastle University Business School’s website and by looking at our staff profiles.

Peter and Norah Lomas PhD Scholarship in Economics

  • Reference Code: NUBECON


Closing Date: 2nd May 2015

Details:

Name of the supervisor(s)
Supervisors will be determined dependent on the applicant’s proposed
research area.

Donor
This scholarship is funded by a gift to the University by alumnus, Mr Peter Lomas.

Duration of the award
3 years full time PhD scholarship for students starting in the academic year 2015/16.

Project description
This studentship is available to someone with a strong background and a research focus in one of the following areas of Economics:

  • Applied econometrics
  • Applied microeconomics, including industrial, regional and public economics 
  •  Banking, empirical finance and risk management
  • Financial markets, insurance and behavioural finance 
  • Health, risk, safety, environmental and experimental economics
  • Labour market economics and applications
  • Macroeconomics, trade, FDI and international economics.

Details of our research areas can be found on Newcastle University Business School’s website and by looking at our staff profiles.

Value of the Award and Eligibility
The studentship will cover PhD fees at the home/UK rate and a level of subsistence equal to that provided by ESRC studentships (estimated rate of £13,726 in 2015/16). Applicants of UK/EU and International status can apply.

The holder of the studentship may have the opportunity to undertake a small amount of teaching within the School. Payment for this will be at a standard hourly rate in addition to the annual studentship.

Person Specification
Applicants should have a good Honours degree (first-class or upper-second-class Honours) in an area related to the proposed field of study. It would be an advantage if you also had, or expected to receive by Autumn 2015, a Master’s-level qualification at ‘credit’ or ‘distinction’ level in a relevant subject area. 

How to Apply
You must complete the University’s
postgraduate application form, selecting 'PhD Newcastle University Business School (full time) – Economics’ as the programme of study and inserting the reference numberNUBECON

Only mandatory fields need to be completed, but a full and detailed CV, an outline research proposal of around 1,000 – 2,000 words, and a personal statement of around 500 words setting out your reasons for applying.

Applicants are encouraged to approach a member of staff relevant to their research area in the first instance, to discuss their interests, and with a view to working-up their outline proposal.

Closing Date
2 May 2015

Further Information
Details of Economics and the School’s research activities, including the PhD programme, can be found on the School’s
web pagesInformal enquires about the studentship may be made to:

Professor Colin Wren
PhD Director for Economics
E-mail:
c.m.wren@ncl.ac.uk

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