Harvard has several PhD programs that may also be of interest to students considering applying to the PhD program in economics. These include Business Economics, Political Economy and Government, Public Policy, and Health Policy. Many students in these programs have considerable overlap in their coursework with courses offered to PhD students in economics. Many also have dissertation committees that include faculty members of the economics department. Please refer to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for applicable program deadlines. (Deadlines have already passed for some programs this year but not for others.)
We encourage those with interest in any of those programs to also apply to those programs. The economics department will make admissions decisions independently, so application to or admission to other programs will not adversely affect admissions decisions within the Economics department. If you opt to apply, please note, the Graduate School will not accept more than three applications from any individual during the course of his or her academic career.
The Harvard Business School and many of the university's athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium , are located on a 358-acre (145 ha) campus in Allston ,  a Boston neighborhood across the Charles River from the Cambridge campus. The John W. Weeks Bridge , a pedestrian bridge over the Charles River , connects the two campuses. Intending a major expansion, Harvard now owns more land in Allston than it does in Cambridge.  A ten-year plan  calls for million square feet (130,000 square meters) of new construction and 500,000 square feet (50,000 square meters) of renovations, including new and renovated buildings at Harvard Business School ; a hotel and conference center; a multipurpose institutional building; renovations to graduate student housing and to Harvard Stadium ; new athletic facilities; new laboratories and classrooms for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences ; expansion of the Harvard Education Portal; and a district energy facility.