Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Special PhD Scholarships

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre 2017 PhD Scholarship round is now open. Preliminary applications are invited from research students in the field of applied economic and social research, including but not restricted to quantitative modelling, economic, social and health policy research, applied econometrics, public policy or economic geography, leading to the award of a PhD degree in Curtin Business School at Curtin University.

Enhanced scholarships of $36,093 per annum (an enhancement of 33.3% on the standard Australian Postgraduate Awards stipend) tax free for a maximum of three years and a half years are funded by Bankwest and Curtin University to support and foster the further development of world-class research on economic and social issues of relevance to Western Australia and the nation. Scholarship holders will be enrolled in the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program, leading to the award of a PhD degree at Curtin Business School, Curtin University.

Suitable topics for PhD scholars can fall under any of the following general themes, which represent the Centre's priority areas of research focus:

  • Income and wealth
  • Productivity and innovation
  • Education and skills
  • Participation and employment
  • Population, ageing and retirement
  • Gender and diversity
  • Health, wellbeing and disadvantage
  • Housing pathways and affordability
  • Cities and regions
  • Policy evaluation
  • Tax and welfare
  • Trade and industry¬†

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Professor Alan Duncan
Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

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