Clemson University

College of Business and Behavioral Science



Strom Thurmond Institute

Clemson, SC 29634

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Economics, Ph.D.-Economics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The goal of the graduate program is to help you become adept at using economic theory to formulate and test hypotheses about any aspect of social interaction. The wide range of topics investigated by our graduate students testifies to Clemson's success in reaching this goal. In recent dissertations, Clemson's students have studied the political determinants of the geographical distribution of Canadian federal government spending, the pattern of state spending on African-American education in South Carolina in the first half of the twentieth century, the relation between education and economic growth in the US, the determinants of drug development, the effect of damage caps on the consumption of health services and the extent to which participants in chess tournaments choose optimal opening and end-game strategies.


Clemson is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a category comprising less than 4 percent of all universities in America.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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