Ph. D Program: Theoretical Economics

(Subject, Program Code: 0201, Ph. D Degree in Economics)

I. Educational objectives

1. Possess a systematic and solid theoretical basis of Marxism Economics, and correctly apply the position, viewpoint and method of Marxism to analyze the theoretical and practical problems;

2. Master the theories and methods of advanced Western Economics systematically and deeply, have a good knowledge of the history, frontier and developing trend of Western Economics, and be familiar with the theories and policy views of the major schools of Western Economics;

3. Have a good foundation of advanced mathematics, expertly master and apply the analytical methods of modern quantitative Economics;

4. Able to skillfully use the theories and methods of modern Economics to originally study China's real economic problems;

5. At least master a foreign language, and skillfully read foreign literatures of the major, and possess strong writing skills and independently ability to engage in international academic exchanges.

The doctoral graduates of the major are suitable for high-level teaching, research and practical economic management in colleges and universities, scientific research institutions, economic decision-making and economic management departments, financial institutions, major enterprises and so on.

II. Majors and research fields of the subject are set as follows

1. 020104 Western Economics

01 Development Economics;

02 Micro-Economics;

03 Macro-Economics;

04 Neoinstitutional Economics

05 Welfare Economics

06 Financial Economics

2. 020105 World Economy

01 International Economics

02 International Investment

3. 020106 Population Resources and Environmental Economics

01 Resources and Environmental Economics

02 Population and Labour Economics  

III. Length of schooling

The schooling length of Ph. D candidate of the subject is generally 3-5 years. The length of master-doctor continuous study and direct entry to Ph. D is generally 5-6 years (the period is at least 4 years after that the postgraduates of first grade enter into the master-doctor continuous study; at least 3 years after that the postgraduates of second grade enter into the master-doctor continuous study).

IV. Requirements of credit

The total credits of Ph. D candidate who has a master's degree require ≥29 credits. The total credits of master-doctor continuous study and direct entry to Ph. D require ≥ 53 credits.

Category

Master-doctor continuous study, direct entry to Ph. D

Common Ph. D candidate

Total Credits

≥ 53 credits

≥29 credits

Course Credit

≥34 credits, in which:high-level international courses≥ 6 credits

School-level public compulsory courses≥ 9 credits

In which: Theory and Practice with Chinese Characteristics, 2 credits;

Chinese Marxism, 2 credits;

Marxism and Methodology of Social Science, 2 credits;

The First Foreign Language of master, 2 credits; English thesis writing, 2 credits;

School-level public elective courses≥ 1 credit

≥10 credits, in which: high-level international courses≥ 2 credits

 

School level public compulsory courses≥ 4 credits, in which:

Chinese Marxism, 2 credits;

English thesis writing, 2 credits

Subject basis and professional courses ≥ 24 credits, in which: 

Elementary courses of first-level subject, 8 credits (compulsory)

Elementary courses of second-level subject, 4 credits (defined elective)

Professional courses of master, 4 credits (optional)

Span first-level subject courses, 4 credits (optional)

Professional courses of doctor, 4 credits (optional)

Span first-level subject courses, 2 credits (optional)

Professional courses of doctor, 4 credits (optional)

Supplemented Courses, optional courses only are counted as grades, not credits

Research Link

≥19 credits

Literature reading and topic selection report, 1 credit

≥19 credits

Literature reading and topic selection report, 1 credit

Participating in international academic conferences or international academic conferences held in China and hand over paper, 1 credit

Participating in international academic conferences or international academic conferences held in China and hand over paper, 1 credit

Progress report of mid-term of paper, 1 credit

Progress report of mid-term of paper, 1 credit

Academic paper published, 1 credit

Academic paper published, 1 credit

Dissertation, 15 credits

Dissertation, 15 credits

Those who apply for Ph. D candidates with same education level shall be cultivated in accordance with the requirements of master-doctor continuous study, direct entry to Ph. D, and those who conforms to the provisions of course exemption, can apply for exemption.


 V. Course arrangement and credit distribution

Course Arrangement of Ph. D Candidate of First-level Subject in Theoretical Economics

Category

Course

Course Code

Course Name

Hrs

Credit

Season

College of opening course

Notes

Degree Course

Public compulsory course

408.602

Marxism and Methodology of Social Science

18

1

Spring/Autumn

School of Marxism

Compulsory for master candidate ≥ 6 credits

408.601

Socialist Theory with Chinese Characteristics

36

2

Spring/Autumn

School of Marxism

411.500

The First Foreign Language (English)

32

2

Autumn /Spring

School of Foreign Languages

 

School-level Public Compulsory Course

 

1

 

 

408.810

Chinese Marxism and Present Age

36

2

Autumn

School of Marxism

Compulsory for doctor ≥ 4 credits

411.800

English Thesis Writing

24

2

Autumn

School of Foreign Languages

Elementary courses of first-level subject (master candidate)

310.510

Advanced Micro-Economics (High-level international course)

60

3

Autumn

School of Economics

Compulsory for all Majors

310.520

Advanced Macro-Economics (High-level international course)

60

3

Autumn

School of Economics

310.530

Intermediate Econometrics (High-level international course)

60

3

Spring

School of Economics

310.701

Special Topic of Development Economics (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

Elementary courses of second-level subject (master candidate)

310.702

Special Topic of China’s Economy

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

Compulsory for Western Economics

310.703

Neoinstitutional Economics

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.711

International Economics (High-level international course)

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

Compulsory for World Economics

310.712

Special Topic of International Investment and Multinational Corporation

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.721

Special Topic of Resources and Environmental Economy (High-level international course)

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

Compulsory for Population Resources and Environment

310.702

Special Topic of China’s Economy

32

2

Spring

School of Economics

Specialized elective course of master

310.636

Industrial Organizational Theory (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

≥ 4 credits

310.704

Theory of Economic Growth

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.713

Special Topic of World Economy (International course to be evaluated)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.611

Financial Economics (High-level international course)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.705

Welfare Economics (International course to be evaluated)

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.706

Special Topic of History of Economic Thoughts

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.707

Behavioral Economics

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.708

Practical Game Theory

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.722

Population and Labour Economics

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.723

Energy Economics

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

 

Second Foreign Language

 

2

Spring/ Autumn

Foreign Languages Department

 

Other master courses of the college

 

 

 

School of Economics

Specialized courses of doctor

310.810

Special Discuss of Micro-Economics

40

2

Autumn

School of Economics

Compulsory for all Majors

310.820

Special Discuss of Macro-Economics

40

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.830

Advanced Econometric

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.840

Special Discuss of China’s Economy

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.850

Special Discuss of Method and Frontier of Economics

32

2

Autumn

School of Economics

310.861

Special Discuss of Development Economics (compulsory course of Majoring in Western Economics)

40

2

Autumn /Spring

School of Economics

Elective ≥ 4 credits

310.862

Special Discuss of International Economics (compulsory course of Majoring in World Economics)

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.863

Special Discuss of Resources and Environment and Regional Development (compulsory course of Majoring in Population Resources and Environment)

40

2

Autumn/ Spring

School of Economics

310.871

Special Discuss of Financial Economics

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.872

Special Discuss of Econometric

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.873

Special Discuss of Industrial Economics

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

310.874

Special Discuss of International Trade

40

2

Spring

School of Economics

Span first-level subject course

Doctor can elect master course

 

 

 

 

Compulsory ≥ 2 credits

Non-Degree Course

Supplemented Course

 

Accountancy

56

3.5

 

School of Economics

The compulsory course for undergraduate of master candidates are not Economics ≥ 2 credits, and take lessons and exams with undergraduates

 

Statistics

48

3

 

School of Economics

 

Econometrics

64

4

 

School of Economics

 

Money and Banking

48

3

 

School of Economics

 

Finance

40

2.5

 

School of Economics

 

Economic History of Foreign Countries in Modern Times

48

3

 

School of Economics

 

International Trade

48

3

 

School of Economics

Research Link

650.801

Literature reading and topic selection report (doctor)

 

1

 

School of Economics

 

650.802

Participating in international academic conferences or international academic conferences held in China and hand over paper ()

 

1

 

 

650.803

Progress report of mid-term of paper

 

1

 

 

650.804

Publish paper(doctor)

 

1

 

 

650.805

Dissertation (doctor)

 

15

 

 

650.501

Literature reading and topic selection report (master)

 

1

 

 

650.502

Deliver academic report on academic conference (master)

 

1

 

 

650.503

Dissertation (master)

 

10

 

 

VI. Specific requirements of the subject proposed for cultivation of Ph. D candidates

1. Requirements of dissertation

 (1) The topic selection of dissertation shall have important theoretical and practical significance; the literature review shall put forward its own research ideas and methods based on the summary of others’ research results and comments; the dissertation shall be required to have strict logic, clear thinking, scientific methods, innovative ideas, full and accurate data and correct style. The number of doctoral dissertations in this subject shall be more than 100 thousand words.

 (2) Ph. D candidates shall actively take part in academic activities, at least participating in one-time international academic exchange or domestic important academic conference and submitting papers during the length of schooling, and writing and publishing academic paper. Before dissertation defense, doctorate candidates may apply for the doctorate dissertation defense only after meeting one of the following conditions,: at least publishing (or accepted for publication) 1 journal papers of SSCI (Social Science Citation Index); at least publishing (or accepted for publication) 1 academic paper on the authority journal above Class B  (including the Class B ) of Economics and Management subject as specified by school personnel department; at least publishing (or accepted for publication) 2 academic papers on the authority journal above Class D of Economics and management subject specified by school personnel department; or publishing (or accepted for publication) 1 academic paper on the authority journal above Class D of Economics and Management subject specified by school personnel department and 2 journal papers in CSSCI.

The paper affirmation included by EI and ISTP is only limited to the academic papers published in the official journal (excluding conference papers). The degree candidate shall publish (or accepted for publication) the important part of his dissertation on Class A-Class D journals of authority journals for other subjects besides Economics, management subject, with one level lowered respectively (such as Class A lower to Class B , Class D to Class E). Published papers must take the HUST as the first signature unit, and published papers affirmation is only limited to the academic papers published in the official journal, and the paper published in the supplement shall not be recognized.

The published academic achievements signed with HUST by graduate student or cooperatively signed (regardless of rank order) by student and teacher, which shall be subject to the review and signature with a written opinion by his supervisor; after graduate students obtain master degrees, the publishment of academic achievements completed in the length of schooling shall be subject to review and signature with a written opinion by his supervisor.

2. Educational mode and method

 (1) Carry out the way of the combination of doctoral supervisor responsibility system and the collective educational of doctoral steering group;

(2) The course study adopts the way of the combination of self study, literature reading, key teaching, special topic discussion, writing book report and paper.

(3) Within 3 months after the entry of the Ph. D candidates, the individual educational plan shall be formulated under the guidance of the supervisor, in accordance with the doctoral educational program of this major, the own research direction and the characteristics. Individual educational plan shall be submitted to the graduate school for a record after the examination and approval of the committee members of school degree.

(4) Ph. D candidates apply for dissertation qualification examination;

The doctoral steering group is responsible for doctoral dissertation qualification examination. Doctoral steering group consists of 3-5 professors (including associate professor) (including supervisor of Ph. D candidate).

The basic conditions for the application of dissertation qualification by Ph. D candidates: 1) must complete all the required courses and pass the examinations; 2) must pass the doctoral qualification examination organized by School of Economics (qualification examination generally is set at the end of the second semester, covering Advanced Micro-economics, Advanced Macro-economics, Econometrics); 3) complete the topic selection report of dissertation.

The topic selection report of dissertation shall obtain 1 credit by topic proposal. The topic selection report of dissertation shall contain the following contents: (a) origin and significance of the topic; (b) domestic and foreign research situation and development trend of the topic; (c) research contents and methods of the topic; (d) expectedly creative achievements on theory and practice; (e) completed work for the dissertation qualification examination; (f) major references.

 (5) Mid-term progress report of dissertation

Before writing doctoral dissertation, Ph. D candidates shall report the research achievements to the doctoral steering group or relevant scholars, experts, and listen to the questions and discuss improvement suggestions, and after creative research achievements are recognized, the students can write the dissertation.