Center for Doctorial Studies in Economics (CDSE), Uni Mannheim

The Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) administers the Ph.D. program at the Department of Economics of University of Mannheim. The PhD program in economics consists of 4 semesters of course work and extends over 4 to 5 years overall. During the first 2 semesters the student must take the compulsory courses in Mathematics, Microeconomics I, II and III, Macroeconomics I, II and III, Econometrics I, II and III. In the 3rd and 4th semester, students choose a number of field courses, and write a thesis proposal. From the 3rd semester on students are required to participate in the weekly CDSE doctoral seminar and the weekly faculty seminar. In the 5th semester students take the program's English Academic Writing Course and a bridge course in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Business or the Center for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th year of the program are mainly devoted to the writing of the doctoral thesis. Students decide about their thesis supervisor and topic in the 4th semester. The other members of the doctoral committee can be selected later. *Requirements:* * Exams in all 10 core courses. * First semester: pass grade in all courses and average grade of 2.5. * Second semester: average grade of 2.5 from 5 out of the 6 core courses. * 5 electives in year 2. * Research paper with dissertation proposal at the end of year 2. * In year 3, one bridge course in the CDSB or the CDSS, the English Academic Writing Course, and two further electives. * Participation in the Faculty Research Seminar (research colloquium) and the Dissertation Workshop (CDSE seminar) from year 2 on. In the past, field courses have been offered, among others, in the following fields: * Microeconometrics * Time Series Analysis * Semiparametric Methods * Asymptotic Econometrics * Mechanism Design * Auction Theory * General Equilibrium * Contract Theory * Labor Economics * Industrial Organization * International Trade * Growth Theory * Dynamic Macroeconomics * Political Economy * The History of Globalization * Capital Markets * Continuous Time Finance * Behavioral Finance * Financial Econometrics * Policy Evaluation * Health Economics  

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