Economics Scholarships Leeds University Business School Application deadline:  1 June 2017 17:00 (UK time)



Value of award: tuition fees at the relevant UK/EU or international rate and a maintenance grant of £14,553* per annum

PhD start date: 1 October 2017 or 1 February 2018

Three (3) scholarships (one UK/EU and two International) are available to candidates commencing full-time PhD study within the Economics Division of Leeds University Business School on either 1st October 2017 or 1st February 2018.

Successful candidates will be expected, after appropriate training, to undertake teaching duties as a teaching assistant (TA) from their second year (teaching opportunities are subject to availability and are limited to a maximum of 250 hours per year).

Preference will be shown to applicants who can identify how their projects complement existing research interests and strengths in the Economics Division of the Business School. In particular, applications in the following areas are welcome:

  • the political economy of work and job quality
  • well-being research; distributional analysis
  • the history of economic thought
  • economic sociology
  • economic history
  • international political economy
  • financial integration, financialisation and/or monetary policy in developed or developing economies
  • international financial system and financial regulation
  • financialisation and the political economy of the financial crisis
  • European union
  • Eurozone
  • economics of innovation, environmental innovation and/or clusters in developed or developing economies
  • regional development and sustainability
  • employee participation, ownership and equality
  • mutual and cooperative firms
  • public-private comparisons
  • labour supply
  • inter-industry and gender wage differentials and/ or gender discrimination
  • human capital and wages
  • labour market contracts and institutions

Applications are also invited in areas related to current and past funded research projects of the Division which include:

  • FESSUD investigates how finance serves economic, social and environmental needs.
  • i-Build investigates new business models to improve infrastructure systems and services and to promote regional growth and sustainable development.

Applicants are also advised to consult the Economics division pages.

Number of awards: Up to three (3) Economics Scholarship awards are available (up to one for UK/EU fee-rated candidates and up to two for international fee-rated candidates).

For more information and how to apply, visit: Economics Scholarships

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