University of Strathclyde Fully-funded PhD Scholarship 2017, UK

Publish Date: May 25, 2017

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Fully-funded 3-year PhD Scholarship - The Macroeconomic Effects of Implementing the Inclusive Growth Agenda

This PhD studentship will focus on the macroeconomic effects of the inclusive growth agenda. This includes, but is not limited to, living wage, preventative health spending, investment in human capital and distributional aspects of economic growth. The research programme will involve extending multi-sectoral macroeconomic modelling framework (AMOS), to include key elements of inclusive growth.

The objectives of this project are:

- The creation of a flexible macroeconomic tool capable of simulating issues related to inclusive growth
- Quantifying system-wide effects of the elements of inclusive growth agenda. The system will automatically track impacts on (aggregate and sectoral) economic activity and the distribution of income, and so will provide quantitative information on any trade-offs or “double dividends”
- Production of high quality evidence useful in identifying macroeconomic consequences across a wide range of potential inclusive growth policy options
- High level and high impact knowledge exchange with key stakeholder groups, including the Scottish Government and Parliament, to enrich the dialog and contribute to the public debate in this area.

Supervisory Team

Professor Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute, Department of Economics
Dr. Katerina Lisenkova, Fraser of Allander Institute, Department of Economics


Candidates are required to have:

- An excellent undergraduate degree with Honours in a relevant business, scientific/technological or social science subject
- A Masters degree (or equivalent) will be strongly preferred

Students may also have other relevant experience or skills which are relevant to this project. Candidates who are not native English speakers will be required to provide evidence for their English skills (such as by IELTS or similar tests that are approved by UKVI, or a degree completed in an English speaking country).

Study information

Study duration: 36 months

Funding information

Funding applies to: Open to applicants from a range of countries
Funding notes: Stipend: £14,652 pa. Whilst open to International candidates, please note that this scholarship covers Home/EU/RUK Fee rate only.

Academic contact:

Enquiries to: Professor Graeme Roy, Fraser of Allander Institute, email:

Administrative contact and how to apply:

At this stage, we are inviting applicants to apply for the scholarship only. The successful candidate will then be asked to complete an application for PhD study at Strathclyde.

All applications should include:

- a cover letter indicating the candidate's relevant skills/experience and how they can contribute to this research
- a CV and relevant qualification transcripts.
- two references

When sending the above documents please use the following file-naming convention: fullname_typeofdocument
For example:


Please note that incomplete applications or applications with files that do not follow the above format will not be considered.

Apply now by emailing Dr Katerina Lisenkova - with the subject heading 'Inclusive Growth PhD Application'.

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