Relying on a balanced approach to both research and teaching, Lehigh’s Ph.D. in Business and Economics program focuses on the fields of health, labor, industrial organization, applied macroeconomics, and applied econometrics. It aims to prepare students for careers at colleges and universities, non-academic research organizations, business enterprises, and government agencies. In addition to the core requirements from a traditional program, there is increased emphasis on the application of economic theory and econometrics.
Only seven to nine students are admitted every two years to the selective program. As a result, classes are small and students are able to work closely with faculty.