Top Master's and PhD Programs in Economics 2019/2020

Top Master's and PhD Programs in Economics 2019/2020

Choosing your postgraduate program is a big decision – with so many Master's and PhD courses available, how can you find the right one for you? We're here to help by sharing a selection of great courses that you can find on INOMICS.


CEMFI

CEMFI, Madrid, Spain

Programs available:

Master in Economics and Finance

Taught by internationally-recognized scholars, CEMFI’s Master in Economics and Finance will equip you with a solid foundation in Economics and Finance, state of the art quantitative tools, and frontier knowledge in the chosen fields of specialization. You will enjoy an active, cohesive and stimulating academic environment in which to lay the foundations for a productive career. A long trajectory of successful placements endorses the quality of this program. The graduates are pursuing careers in financial institutions, consulting companies, international organizations, and governmental agencies, as well as in top doctoral programs.

Application deadline: 12 April 2019

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PhD in Economics

The CEMFI PhD Program will prepare you for successful careers in universities and academic centers as well as in central banks and public and private sector institutions. You will enjoy a stimulating academic environment with accessible and supportive faculty. The program comprises two stages: stage one, coursework; and stage two, research. The coursework stage will provide you with state of the art tools to successfully conduct research in an ample range of areas in Economics. The research stage fosters an international academic environment in which you will grow to develop an independent and productive career. The typical duration of studies is five to six years.

Application deadline: 12 April 2019

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Université catholique de Louvain - Economics School of Louvain (ESL)

Economics School of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Programs available:

Master's Programmes in Economics

ESL’s Master programmes are taught by leading academic professors offering a wide range of advanced and interdisciplinary courses. ESL provides among the best preparations for PhD programmes and high-level professional careers. The ESL’s assets Teaching and Research Excellence and its programmes are world-ranked 17th out of 17.000 programmes in 154 countries by Eduniversal. ESL has also developed a network of renowned partner universities for joint degree programs and international exchanges. You will be immersed in a multi-cultural environment - Louvain-la-Neuve is located 30 km south of Brussels, ideally located to travel across Europe. The city-campus counts 30,000+ inhabitants and forms a thriving, growing agglomeration offering a wide range of services and recreational opportunities. ESL offers a financial support scheme for international students involved in its Research masters.

Application deadline: 30 April 2019

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Department of Economics, University Carlos III of Madrid


University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Programs available:

Master in Industrial Economics and Markets

The objective of this Master is to produce experts through solid training in three key areas: Industrial Organization, Business Economics and Quantitative Economic Analysis. It is a two years program. The first year consists of courses on Microeconomics, Quantitative Economic Analysis, Finance, and Business Economics, which all the specialties have in common. The second year offers core courses in Industrial Organization (Regulation and Competition Economics), and three areas of specialization on the Economic Sectors of Energy, Transport, and Telecommunications, as well as a dissertation.

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Master in Economics

This Master will provide you with a working knowledge of the main tools of quantitative economics. It is directed to graduates in economics, mathematics, and engineering, as well as to graduates in social sciences with a taste for rigorous analysis. The program will prepare you to pursue a professional specialization in one of the different fields of economics, leading to a career in government agencies, international organizations, or the private sector. It serves as well as a first step to students who plan to pursue a research career by enrolling into a PhD program in Economics.

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PhD in Economics

The Graduate Program in Economics at Universidad Carlos III is considered one of the top programs in Europe. It consists of a two-year Master in Economic Analysis, followed by a three year PhD in Economics. The Master in Economic Analysis is aimed at equipping you with the necessary skills to do high quality economic research. After following a core curriculum in the first year, you will choose a number of specialized field courses during the second year. The courses will bring you to the research frontier and provide you with quantitative and analytical tools to analyze relevant economic problems. After satisfactorily completing the required coursework of the Master in Economic Analysis, those students who perform well and pass qualifying examinations in the three major fields (macroeconomics, microeconomics, and econometrics) are admitted to the PhD program. During the PhD program you will be engaged in full-time research towards the completion of a doctoral dissertation, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. In a recent study by Amir and Knauff (2005), the program was ranked 32 in world-wide, based on the placement of PhD students.

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Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Programs available:

MRes and PhD Research Programme in Economics

The 2 year MRes (Master in Research) programme is normally followed by the 3 year PhD stage. The University of Glasgow will fund up to six studentships covering tuition fees and a stipend for up to five years to enable students to receive comprehensive MRes (pre-PhD) training and to subsequently undertake research in a chosen field of economics, leading to a PhD. Students are admitted first into a 2-year programme of coursework consisting of core courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, followed by elective field courses, which leads to the MRes degree. Candidates who complete the MRes at a sufficiently high level are automatically admitted into the 3-year PhD programme of supervised independent research. The Adam Smith Business School has a large group of research-active economists whose interests span a wide range of fields, allowing the school to offer supervision across most areas of economics and finance. The Economics group runs four seminar series and regularly hosts workshops and conferences.

Application deadline: 30 June 2019

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Deakin University

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Programs available:

Economics PhD Program

The Department of Economics at Deakin University offers a three year, full-time, on-campus PhD program designed to train students for careers in academic and non-academic research institutions, as well as in the private sector. The program includes a coursework component that provides a strong foundation in economic theory and econometrics. Generous scholarships are awarded each year on a competitive basis to the strongest applicants to the doctoral program. The Department of Economics ranks amongst the top 10 economics departments in Australia, and amongst the top 5 in economic theory, according to the Excellence in Research Australia rankings (2015). The Department's other areas of expertise include development, trade and applied microeconometrics. (Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B)

Application deadline: 30 September 2019

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Paris School of Economics, École des Ponts ParisTech


École des Ponts ParisTech & Paris School of Economics, Paris, France

Programs available:

Economic Decision and Cost Benefit Analysis - EDCBA Master of Science

EDCBA responds to a real need among firms and administrative organisations for economic assessment of investment projects. It puts together the academic excellence of degrees offered by the École des Ponts ParisTech with the innovative approach taken in courses accredited by the Paris School of Economics. This Master's of Science programme, taught entirely in English, is open to Students and young Professionals who hold a Bachelor, Masters 1 or 2 degree in economics, statistics or mathematics, from a University, a Grande école, an Engineering school or a Business school.

Application deadline: 30 June 2019

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LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome

LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Programs available:

PhD Program in Economics

The PhD in Economics at LUISS Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics. It is aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and capable of expanding the frontiers of research in economic disciplines. The program requires full-time attendance and is taught entirely in English. It is designed to give students the ability to understand and elaborate a broad spectrum of economic problems and to provide up to date analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques. Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions.

Application deadline: 12 April 2019

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Program in Politics: History, Theory, Science

The D.R. n.234 of 19 December 2018 has been issued the call for the comparative evaluation for admission to the XXXV cycle PhD courses, for the submission of applications to Politics: History, Theory, Science PhD Program. The admission process is designed to establish the candidate’s knowledge, his/her aptitude for scientific research, and whether the PhD program’s research topics are suitable for the candidate.

Application deadline: 12 April 2019

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PhD Program in Management

LUISS invites outstanding candidates to apply for the PhD Program in Management. The PhD is an intense and rigorous programme that equips student with the research skills to become world-leading experts in the chosen field of studies. Under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty, students conduct independent field-based research in strategy and organization, innovation and entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, corporate finance, and business ethics, responsibility and sustainability. The PhD is a 4-year full time programme. All classes are taught in English. Graduating students find placement primarily in the world of research, both academic and non-academic, as well as in large consulting organizations and firms.

Application deadline: 12 April 2019

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University of St. Gallen


University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Programs available:

Master's programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F)

With its challenging curriculum, the Master's degree programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance offers high-quality education in economics, econometrics and quantitative methods with a strong focus on finance. The programme combines in-depth knowledge in the areas of economics and finance with state-of-the-art quantitative methods, which makes it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F trains students to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and the world of business. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact to the research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent basis for moving on to responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as for highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide.

Application deadline: 30 April 2019

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University of Alicante


University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Programs available:

MSc/PhD in Quantitative Economics

The Graduate Program in Economics is a full-time American-style program that is taught entirely in English. The program immerses students in a dynamic and vibrant academic environment, and provides them with thorough theoretical and empirical training in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. In addition, advanced courses are offered in each of these subject areas. The aim of the program is to prepare students for professional careers in universities, public and private research organizations, international institutions, consultancy, and business.

Application deadline: 30 May 2019

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University of Torino


Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Torino, Turin, Italy

Programs available:

Master in Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management

The Master in Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management prepares you for a career in highly-skilled jobs in the financial industry. Graduates use their advanced quantitative finance and econometrics skills in asset management, banks, insurers, hedge funds, consulting firms and major corporations. Such skills also open up opportunities in institutions like central banks, regulators, sovereign wealth funds and sovereign organizations. The outstanding academic background provided by the program also allows graduate students fast-track access to PhD programs in finance.

Application deadline: 31 March 2019

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PhD in Economics (4-year)

The Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics allows you to structure your coursework and write your doctoral dissertation in a number of different areas of economics. After a common set of core courses that take place in the first term of the program (including review courses in mathematics and statistics and advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics), you can further prepare for your dissertation work by choosing from a list of elective courses. The latter are organized in three curricula: 1) Economics 2) Economics and Complexity 3) Theoretical Economics, Finance, and Statistics. All activities take place in the brand new building of the Collegio Carlo Alberto in downtown Torino. You can benefit from a vibrant and international academic environment and participate in all scientific events. You will receive yearly research funds and have the possibility to spend part of your third or fourth year abroad as a visiting student. There is also the possibility to sign cotutelle agreements with other academic institutions and thus obtain a double doctoral degree.

Application deadline: 6 April 2019

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Radboud University


Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Programs available:

Master’s in Economics

This Master's will challenge you to look at Economics differently and to discover that it is much more than money, markets and regulations. Economists also examine consumers’, businesses’ and governmental financial behaviour and decision-making. Decisions as to where and why to spend money are fundamental in economics. And because reasoning is not always rational, it’s important to have a clear understanding of thought processes. Having an eye for all these facets will give you a strong basis to tackle the complex economic issues in today’s fast-changing globalising world. Simply put, this Master’s programme in Economics will put you ahead of the game. You choose one of seven specialisations in Economics: Accounting and Control, Corporate Finance and Control, Economics, Behaviour and Policy, Financial Economics, International Business, International Economics and Development, International Political Economy.

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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Tilburg University


Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands

Programs available:

Master in Economics

Companies and governments are facing complex problems in the global economy. With your profound understanding of how integrated and turbulent markets function - and if they fail, how this affects market participants - you can help organizations and governments seize the opportunities available. The Master's in Economics qualification gives you a competitive advantage in any career that requires sound economic knowledge, strong economic intuition, and sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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Master in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics

Become an expert economist, policy advisor or consultant with strong quantitative skills. Learn the newest modelling techniques in economics, econometrics, statistics, and big data methods to solve real-world challenges such as: choosing the best economic policy, designing labor markets and capital investments, regulating competition, and recommending strategic behavior for firms and consumers. With a Master of Science in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics you are awarded an internationally-recognized degree, qualified to pursue a career in a range of different organizations, such as government institutions, banks, insurance companies and research departments of large companies.

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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Research Master in Economics

CentER's Research Master (RM) in Economics is an intensive two years program. It prepares you for academic research in economics with graduate level coursework and research training. After completing the RM program most students continue with PhD research in economics. RM graduates who performed well in their course work and have a strong research proposal supported by one or two supervisors will be admitted to CentER's three-year PhD program. The RM and PhD program together form an integrated graduate program in Economics.

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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Master in International Business Tax Economics

Combine international business with taxation challenges. Advise national governments on how to attract large multinationals, or help businesses decide which countries provide the best taxation rules for achieving their strategic goals. International Business Tax Economics offers you outstanding career prospects. Expect to get a job soon after you graduate, finding positions in the private sector (internationally-operating companies, consulting firms) as well as in the public and non-profit sectors.

Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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