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The CUNY Ph.D. Program in Economics is designed to educate future researchers and teachers who will contribute to the development and application of knowledge in economics. The program emphasizes the development of research skills and the acquisition of knowledge in specialized fields of the students’ choice. Students completing the program are prepared for careers in universities, government, consulting firms, and business enterprises. The program is relatively small and provides access to the faculty and a large measure of personal attention.  Opportunities for supervised independent research, interdisciplinary study, and work in research centers are provided on an individual basis. The focus of theprogram is to prepare students to apply economic theory and technique to the problems of business and government.