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Student Resources

The Ph.D. Program in Economics is here to support its students and help encourage their professional development. 



The Graduate Center Offers a variety of financial awards, scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities to help current doctoral students finance their education and research.

Learn more about funding opportunities for current doctoral students »

Past External Funding Opportunities Workshop

This workshop was conducted by Austin Macdonald, a current student and a NSF Grant recipient, who wanted to provide information for first and second-year students looking to seek external funding.

The Graduate Center and the Economics Department do not endorse a particular organization or program, but do encourage all students to seek external funding opportunities and apply to all programs for which they are eligible, at their own discretion.

This workshop provides a general overview of funding opportunities available for Economics Ph.D. students at CUNY. The information offered in this workshop represents the views and experience of Austin Macdonald and not necessarily those of the Graduate Center nor its Economics program.

For additional information and the worksop itself, click here.


Job Market Information


The program hosts several job market events* for students throughout the year. Subjects range from job market trends, how to prepare for the job search, mock interviews, and additional topics.

We also compile students in the job market and post to our website. To be included, please email

The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development also provides career advisement to Graduate Center students. Current GC students can sign up for career advisement appointments.  

We also feature our students currently in the job market on our website. 

Past presentations are available: 

Past Job Market Presentations

* Job market presentations are being recorded. By participating, you consent to be included in the recording. If you do not wish to be identified, please turn off your camera and change or remove your name.

Research Opportunities 

Some research opportunities are provided at the New York office of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) where several members of doctoral faculty have affiliation.

Students are also encouraged to get involved in The Graduate Center community:

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2021