PhD programme

Nottingham School of Economics has a reputation for producing internationally excellent, high-impact research. The School includes a number of research centres and groups, with their own research staff, active international networks and programmes of visiting researchers. These centres include The Centre for Globalisation and Economic Policy, which has a presence at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

Students will be registered at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and graduates will be awarded a University of Nottingham (UK) degree, which is also recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

The PhD programme offers flexible supervision between the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the University of Nottingham (UK). Students have opportunities to doing research with expert supervision in the following areas:

  • Development Economics
  • Economics of Emerging Economies (e.g., China & African Countries)
  • Economics of Regional Integration
  • Education Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Health Economics
  • International Trade
  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics and Game Theory
  • Public Economics
  • Theoretical and Applied Econometrics
  • Tourism Economics

PhD Student Career Destination

Our PhD students have gone on to a wide range of careers, including academic positions in many famous universities. Below are some of the career destinations of our latest completed PhD students.

  • Alex Bawuah (2023), Aberystwyth University, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Rural Health Economics
  • Hanyuan Zhang (2022), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Assistant Professor
  • Chunfei Weng (2022), University of Nottingham Ningbo China, Teaching Fellow
  • Samuel Ampaw (2021), Northwestern University, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Zhangfeng Jin (2018), Zhejiang University, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Feicheng Wang (2017), University of Göttingen, Postdoctoral researcher
  • Shubin Yang (2017), Central China Normal University, Lecturer
  • Zhaohui Niu (2016), Beihang University, Postdoctoral researcher

For more details about the programme, please click PhD Programme in School of Economics