Die Erholunsgzone vor dem D4 Gebäude über dem Brunnen.

PhD Economics

The Department offers a fully-fledged PhD program in Economics that trains students to the most advanced standards in the discipline. It is characterized by rigorous coursework, a strong research element, and the Department’s ambition to place students at recognized international institutions.

The programm offers:
  • a structured curriculum with (i) a mandatory core and (ii) field courses to choose from,

  • fully funded positions and excellent working conditions, and

  • a stimulating research environment characterized by a sizeable number of researchers, all organized in one faculty.

WU CAMPUS Gebäude D4 und AD

The research at the Department covers a broad range of topics in applied microeconomics and industrial organizationmacroeconomics and international economics, and economic policy in the broader fields of public economics, labor economics, political economy, the economics of digitalization, and behavioral economics.

The  students of the PhD Program are members of the Department of Economics and fully integrated into the Department's research activities.

The program is taught in English.

For more information on the program

July 2022:
PhD student Francesco Scarazzato is co-author of a new paper titled "When is the electric vehicle market self-sustaining? Evidence from Norway" recently published. Find out more here