EconomicsDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Describe your research.
I am interested in topics related to regional and international trade. Specifically, on how transportation costs can affect the production and exporting decisions of companies. A close examination of such cost faced by companies can be important to understand the aggregate response of trade flows to tariff reduction.
Where is “home” for you?
I was born in Mexico and I have spent most of my life there.
Have you worked as a TA or RA?
I have worked as an RA at Western. This opportunity has helped me to understand that having a good idea is not enough, but it is important to make it clear and concise. Working with world-class researchers is an invaluable experience.
Where’s your favourite place on campus to work?
I really enjoy working at Weldon Library. I like it because the library offers quiet places to study and additional educational facilities within the same building.
What idea, suggestion, or comment would you like to share with the Western graduate community?
I would encourage all members of the Western community to remember that, regardless of our nationality, beliefs, or ideologies, we are citizens of human kind. As such, it is our duty to take responsibility for our actions, since they have an impact on the lives of many people. Thus, as future researchers and decision makers, we should aim our efforts to make this world a better place.
Program ContactSandra Augustine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Department of EconomicsWestern University
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Western Economics offers a world-class PhD program, featuring an exceptional faculty as well as access to superb facilities. The program provides a rigorous, stimulating and collegial training environment designed to help students develop a strong understanding of the theory and applied tools of economics, superior research skills, and an ability to apply this training to real world questions or problems.
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- 12 Terms (4 years)
- Full-time study
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
- Master's degree.
- Minimum 78% average in MA courses.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 86 for the internet version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable score is 6 out of 9.
- February 1
Acceptance notification approximately 6-8 weeks after the deadline.