Doctorado en economía


social Sciences


Economy and business

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Campus San Joaquín)

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (San Joaquín Campus)

  • City: Macul,
  • Commune: Santiago,
  • Region: Metropolitan Region

The objective of the Doctorate in Economics is to train researchers of excellence with in-depth knowledge and skills in the area of economics to carry out research autonomously, achieving sufficient preparation to generate significant contributions in the discipline and its applications.

Applicant Profile

Be in possession of a bachelor's degree in economics or related disciplines issued by a Chilean or foreign university. Have a background that certifies well-qualified studies in obtaining their Academic Degree or Professional Title. Also, have a background of knowledge of the English language appropriate to the requirements of the program.
Demonstrate adequate knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
The general GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score, which measures verbal, quantitative and analytical skills that have been acquired over several years and that are not related to any specific field of study.

Graduate profile

Graduates of the program will develop a strong analytical capacity and independent theoretical and / or applied research, both in the area of economic sciences and in related areas. They will be qualified to hold academic positions in higher education institutions, both in teaching and in research, and to carry out research and development tasks in any research center or department of business studies.

Lines of investigation

Macroeconomics: Analyze aggregate fluctuations and economic growth.

Public politics
Microeconomics research line that specializes in the design, evaluation and implementation of government programs and public policies.

Industrial organization
Microeconomic theory research line that analyzes the organization of industries and their economic consequences.

Games theory
Microeconomic theory research line that studies decision theory and game theory at an advanced level.

Research line of economic theory that studies probabilistic models that support statistical analysis.

Financial economics
He specializes in the operation and regulation of financial markets.