Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent), with masters degree preferred
Months of entry
The Economics Department takes an international view of economics research, and has also produced influential research in development economics, with particular reference to health, capabilities and wellbeing. Research in the department has included a focus on concepts of human capabilities (what we are able to be and do) and how they can be operationalised to produce broad and innovative measures of human wellbeing, as well as the application of development economics and economic-anthropological fieldwork methods to the analysis of markets in ‘social’ goods such as health care, mainly in low-income contexts.
Members of the department are available to supervise related topics of a theoretical nature, combining economic theory and philosophy; or of an empirical nature using econometric, survey or interview methods.
Commercialisation of health systems in developing countries Econometric analysis of welfare measures including happiness and capabilities Philosophy and economic theory – especially social choice or decision theory Economic analysis of UK health systems Survey design for welfare economics The capabilities approach applied to any area or topic in welfare economics Health, innovation and equity.
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Jan Smith
- +44 (0)1908 654456