ARC PhD Scholarship – School of Economics - Model selection and optimal inference in moment condition models

Applications open
24 August 2020
Applications close
25 September 2020
Payment per year
$28,092 per annum (tax-exempt)
Up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
International Students
Type of Scholarship
Available In
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics (ABLE)
Available To

The ARC PhD Scholarship – (Model selection and optimal inference in moment condition models) is funded by funding body Australian Research Council to support a full time PhD student who is commencing research in Econometrics and Statistics:

This scholarship is supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, DP200101498 and the successful student will be supervised by A/Prof Firmin Doko Tchatoka. Topics include: GMM inference under mixed identification in high dimensional setting, Model selection in big data setting, Revisiting weak instruments issues in macroeconomic models.

Eligibility: To be considered for this scholarship, students should be eligible to enrol as a commencing student in a full-time PhD research program in the School of Economics. This opportunity is available to both domestic and international students with Honours or Master degree in Economics or Statistics who have developed strong skills in Econometrics or statistics. 

Stipend:  The scholarship will be for up to 3 years from commencement and has a stipend of $28,092 per annum (Indexed annually). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.


Associate Professor Firmin Doko-Tchatoka

School of Economics

Tel (+618) 8313 1174



Expressions of interest in this scholarship opportunity should submit the following documents, with ARC PhD Scholarship in the subject heading, to:

Sandra Elborough, email: 

Please ensure you include all of the following documents:

  • evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status, if applicable
  • degree parchments
  • academic transcripts
  • translations of non-English documentation
  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • a curriculum vitae

Selected candidates will be invited to submit a formal application for admission in due course.