This unique program will provide students with an unmatched foundation to start an excellent career in research. The degree will open doors in both the academic and corporate worlds.
prof. dr. Arthur Schram, University of Amsterdam; director of the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (2011-2015), founding co-editor of Experimental Economics (1998-2007).
We are excited to announce the start of a new four-year doctoral program “Quantitative psychology and economics”, run together with the faculties of psychology and mathematics. The program, launching in October 2019, will enable students to pursue cutting-edge research in a growing and exciting interdisciplinary field. The program is mostly intended to prepare for careers in the academia and research units in the corporate world, including financial sector and the digital economy. The graduates will be ready to conduct both basic and applied research using new data and big data, such as those from the social media and Customer Relationship Management.
Students with solid background in psychology, economics, neuroscience, or related fields and possessing strong analytical skills, as well as appetite for behavioural research are encouraged to apply.
The program is highly interdisciplinary, located at the Doctoral School for Interdisciplinary Studies, creating opportunities to take courses and work with students and faculty – based at the University of Warsaw and visiting professors – representing different fields. Our Ph.D. students take graduate-level courses in microeconomics, cognitive psychology, statistics and econometrics, machine learning and data science and more. They can also make use of the large number of master-level courses taught at the University. In the process, they are given the theoretical and methodological foundation, as well as modern tools of data analysis, to conduct their own original research, under supervision of leading scholars representing both psychology and economics.
The program is a collaborative project of three leading Faculties of the University of Warsaw, all of which have the highest academic category A+ and are routinely ranked as the best in the country: the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of Psychology, and the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics. Thanks to the funding secured by Poland's National Centre for Research and Development, we can offer the students extra stipends and research grants.
The program will be offered free of charge to all successful candidates regardless of their nationality. Moreover, all participants will receive monthly fellowship starting from PLN 3,600 (ca USD 935 / EUR 840) and funds for their research.
The Quantitative psychology and economics program is carried out within the University’s Integrated Development Programme, co-financed by the European Social Fund, within Power 3.5.
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- May 6-June 10: submission of documents to the IRK system
- June 15: selected candidates invited to the second stage
- June 23-30: second stage – interviews in Warsaw or via Skype
- July 1: accepted candidates notified
- July 1-July 22: submission of documents to the IRK system
- August 10: selected candidates invited to the second stage
- September 1-14: second stage – interviews in Warsaw or via Skype
- September 17: accepted candidates notified
coordinator, prof. Michał Krawczyk
Faculty of Economics Science
University of Warsaw