Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research

Posted on: 
Mar 18, 2017
Start Date: 
Aug 1, 2017
Duration of the Program: 
10 months
Application Deadline: 
May 30, 2017

Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research

Posted on: 
Mar 18, 2017
Start Date: 
Aug 1, 2017
Duration of the Program: 
10 months
Application Deadline: 
May 30, 2017

Program Details

PhD Programs
Title after Completion of Studies: 
Advanced Studies Certificate
Study Options: 

Regular Fee: 
€9 000,00

Funding Options Available: 
Scholarships available
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel

10-month program. Courses taught at PhD level by professors from top-universities (including Cambridge, Chicago, NYU and Yale). Prepares you for entry to first-rate PhD programs and careers with international organisations, central banks, research institutes and think tanks etc.

More than 600 participants graduated from the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) since its start in 1984. They are now part of the Advanced Studies Alumni Association, a global network with members in more than 50 countries. After graduating from the Advanced Studies Program, participants were admitted to PhD programs of renowned European and US universities, or moved on to positons with international organisations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, UN, EU, etc.), central banks and ministries, universities and research institutes, think tanks, or international corporations.

Prominent ASP -Graduates are Claudia Buch (Vice-President, Deutsche Bundesbank), Juan-Carlos Echeverry (former Minister of Finance, Colombia), Marcel Fratzscher (President, DIW Institute, Berlin) , Jan Hatzius (Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs),V.K. Sharma (former Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India), Julio Velarde (President, Reserve Bank of Peru), Volker Wieland (University of Frankfurt and German Council of Economic Experts) and Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich and Ifo-Institute).

The next round of the Advances Studies program will start in August 2017 and comprise the following courses:

Macroeconomics in Open Economies
Paul Bergin ( Davis)

Financial Markets and the Macro-Economy
Thomas Philippon ( NYU)

Monetary  Economics
Pierpaolo Benigno ( Rome)

Behavioral Economics
Sanjit Dhami (Leicester)

International Trade: Gravity Models and Applications
Dennis Novy ( Warwick)

Dynamics of International Trade
Samuel Kortum ( Yale)

Globalisation and Labour
Francis Kramarz ( Paris)

Economic Growth
David Weil ( Brown)

Economic Development
Kaivan Munchi (Cambridge)

Field Experiments in Economics
John List ( Chicago) 

Microeconometric Policy and Treatment Evaluation Methods
Sourafel Girma (Nottingham) 

The Governance of Trade and Investment in a new Era of Globalization
Iza Lejarraga (OECD) 

The program also includes a seminar part and time to prepare an own research paper under the guidance of experienced researchers from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

The program addresses in particular M.A. graduates but is also relevant for economists with some years of professional experience who would like to keep up with recent academic developments in the field, as well as for Ph.D candidates who are enrolled at universities without an own Ph.D program in international economics.

For detailed info see

Application Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in related discipline
  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Transcript of records
  • Reference letters

Class Size: 
20 - 30 students

Average % of International Students: 
around 70%

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