Doctoral Program in Economics

The Zurich Graduate School of Economics offers a set of courses taught in English by internationally renowned scholars and world-class research opportunities. Close collaboration between Doctoral students and supervisors and a strong team spirit among students are specific features of the Doctoral program. Our students enjoy the benefits of a highly interdisciplinary, vibrant research community with access to first-class facilities. Students can choose from a wide range of research interests in all areas of Economics, including Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics, and Behavioral and Experimental Economics. A separate doctoral program is also offered in Neuroeconomics.

Curriculum

In our structured Doctoral program students take core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics during their first year of studies, where they become familiar with state-of-the-art research methods. This is followed by a sequence of core elective field courses and a self-directed research proposal in the second year. The courses are taught by internationally renowned UZH faculty members as well as by distinguished international scholars. At an advanced level students have the opportunity to present the results of their own research in several specialized seminar series and to participate in numerous weekly research seminars with guest speakers.

We also support students presenting their research at international conferences and workshops. Moreover, many students spend part of their study visiting other leading international institutions in Europe and in the US.

Department of Economics