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Deadline: Jan 30, 2022
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PhD in Economics

Learn to conduct innovative, original research addressing the fundamental economic questions of our time. The program comprises two years of intensive coursework and an independent research period guided by internationally recognized faculty. Perfect your skills with leading economists, choose from several specializations and develop your own research program. Pursue a career in academia, governmental organizations or the private sector.

The program comprises two years of intensive coursework and an independent research period guided by internationally recognized faculty. Coursework in the program is designed to ensure that students acquire rigorous knowledge in the core areas of economic theory and research methodology. You will have coursework in the core subjects and two fields of your choice in the first two years of the program. 

Core courses

  • Advanced Microeconomics 
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Econometrics


  • Applied Microeconomics 
  • Econometrics 
  • Financial Economics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Network Economics 
  • Theory 


You will gradually transit from taking courses to conducting independent research.  A preliminary advisor will be assigned to you upon entry, who will guide you through the initial stages of the program and help find you a final advisor.

  • Completed online application form:
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Letters of recommendation
  • CV
  • Academic records
  • Master's degree in Economics or in related fields (i.e. Mathematics, Statistics, etc.) or equivalent degrees with a GPA of 3.33 or higher
  • Research proposal/motivation letter
  • GRE General Test score

Fund your studies

In pursuit of our mission, we strive to attract world-class graduate talent from all over the world. This is why we offer generous scholarships available to students from any country. Doctoral scholarships include a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for living expenses. Learn more at

Where your degree will take you

As a PhD economist, your skills will be in high demand from many different types of organizations.  You can become a faculty member at a university, a researcher at a central bank or other national or international governmental organization, or a consultant or other professional in the private sector.

Study in Vienna

Apply now and be among the first to study at our new campus in Vienna! Did you know that the Austrian capital has been ranked as the world's “most livable city” for ten years in a row? Find out more about CEU in Vienna at

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