Doctoral Positions at the Munich Graduate School of Economics

The Department of Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München offers various                                          


Successful candidates will pursue their Ph.D. studies at the Munich Graduate School of Economics (MGSE).

The MGSE provides advanced training for in-depth research in economics. The MGSE’s Ph.D. program has a strong focus on the application of state-of-the-art methods. It combines demanding course work and an early start of individual research. Positions offer comprehensive supervising and mentoring schemes, excellent international contacts, and access to an outstanding research infrastructure from one of Europe’s’ top 10 Universities.


We expect knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics at an advanced Master’s level. Therefore, the standard entry requirement is a completed Master’s degree in economics. Exceptions from this rule are possible in special circumstances. Any missing graduate-level training will be specified in an individual supervision agreement. Candidates should be highly motivated to conduct independent research. Fluency in German language is not required for admission.


Generally, Ph.D. students are paid according to a 75% position under the German TVL-E 13 payment scheme (or a roughly equivalent scholarship). The exact salary might slightly vary depending on personal circumstances, the affiliating institution and the teaching load the position might carry (maximally 5 hours per week during the semester). Funding for the positions will come from one of the following programs or institutions: Department Chairs, Egon Sohmen Graduate Center, Evidence-Based Economics, GRK 1928 - Microeconomic Determinants of Labor Productivity, ifo Institute, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance.

Application Procedure:

The application period is from December 15th, 2016 to March 31th, 2017. In general, the positions and courses start in October 2017. The application tool will be available on our webpage.

An admission committee will screen applications on a rolling basis. Applicants who present a detailed offer by another doctoral program may ask the admission committee for an early decision on their admission.

Applicants need the following documents for their application: CV, Letter of Motivation, Certificate of Secondary Education (if available, encouraged), Bachelor Diploma, Master Diploma (or preliminary Transcript of Records), Proof of English-skills, GRE-Test, and two recommendation letters. All documents have to be either in English or German.


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