Doctor of Philosophy, major in Economics

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Economics

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The Graduate School commits itself to develop: 

  1. Competent professionals who, inspired by the ideals of St. Antoninus of Florence, promote excellence in the production, advancement, and transmission of specialized knowledge and skills in the sciences, the arts, and community service; 
  2. Scholarly researchers and creative thinkers who, kindled by St. Thomas Aquinas’s ardour for truth, aspire to become fonts of intellectual creativity and, in their quest for quality research, are proficient and critical in assessing and communicating information in various fields that impact the professions, the Church, the nation, and the global community; 
  3. Professional Christian leaders who, touched by St. Dominic de Guzman’s apostolic fire and warmed by Mary’s motherly care, articulate ethics and truth, high level of moral maturity in resolving issues and promoting social justice and compassion for the poor, and care for the environment; 
  4. Globally engaged citizens who, with ardent advocacy for life, promote a deeper understanding of tolerance and justice as well as linguistic, religious, and cultural diversities as a result of precise evaluation of modern problems and inquiries; 
  5. Committed scholars who, nurtured by the dogmas of Christian faith and values, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth through the promotion of an intellectual culture that values academic rigor and freedom of scientific investigations; and 
  6. Lifelong learners who, empowered by St. Antoninus of Florence’s zeal for learning, are committed to the advancement of a higher culture through a continuous search for intellectual inquiries and new knowledge as well as faithfulness to Catholic intellectual traditions. 
Program Intended Learning Outcomes

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Program Curriculum

Pre-Requisite Courses

PHL 821 – Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas

An expository course of the essential philosophical teachings of the Angelic Doctor organized around the 24 fundamental theses of Thomism against the background of St. Thomas Aquinas’ successful synthesis of Scholastic Philosophy, Biblical, and Catholic Tradition and Aristotelian Method. 


PHL 822 – Philosophy of Human Person

An analytical study of contemporary Christian critique and synthesis of modern and contemporary philosophies of man, with background of philosophies of man from Ancient Greece, India, and China. 


PHL 823 – Philosophy of Values

A survey exposition of the moral philosophies dating back from Socrates, Buddha, and Confucius to contemporary moral philosophies around a reflective critique of these in the light of contemporary Catholic moral thought.

Core Courses

ECO 801 – History of Economics Thought 2 


ECO 802 – Econometrics 


ECO 803 -Advanced Macroeconomics 2 


ECO 804 -Advanced Microeconomics 2

Specialization Courses

ECO 805 Advanced Public Economics


ECO 806 Advanced Monetary Economics


ECO 807 Economic Planning


ECO 808 Comparative Economic Systems


ECO 809 Regional Economics


ECO 810 Labor Economics


ECO 811 Development Economics


ECO 812 Agro-Industrial Economics


ECO 813 Financial Economics


ECO 814 International Economics


ECO 815 Statistics for Economists


ECO 816 Environmental Economics


ECO 817 Special Topics

Summary of Program Requirements
Degree Requirements
Prerequisite Courses
Written Comprehensive Exams
Specialization Courses
Cognate Courses
Foreign Courses
Dissertation Writing I
Dissertation Writing II
Dissertation Writing III