The Ph.D. IN ECONOMICS provides students with a high-quality education for an academic career in the field of economics.
The GSEM PhD program in Economics provides students with a high-quality education for an academic career. Ph.D. students benefit from close interaction with the faculty and renowned visiting scholars, dedicated Ph.D. classes, and research seminars. Previous Ph.D. graduates have been appointed at top universities around the world
The program usually lasts five years, of which two years are devoted to courses. In the first year, students are required to attend the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics offered by the Gerzensee Center, which features core courses taught by leading economists. At the end of the first year, students choose their supervisors and start working on their dissertations. In the second year, students complete their training with elective courses chosen from a wide array of options.
From year two onward, students are required to regularly attend two department seminar series. These are the Research Seminar in Economics and Econometrics, featuring invited external speakers, and the Brown Bag Seminars, during which Ph.D. students present their ongoing work and receive feedback.
Ph.D. applicants must hold an MSc in Economics or a closely related subject by the time they start the program, hence applications are welcome from students who are close to completing their MSc. Applicants must submit the results of the GRE General Test to be considered for admission. The program is taught in English and knowledge of French is not required.
The GSEM Institute of Economics and Econometrics faculty members specialize in labor economics, development and environmental economics, international economics and trade, as well as urban economics and econometrics.
The GSEM offers generous financial support to most Ph.D. students, usually in the form of teaching or research assistant contracts. All admitted candidates are automatically considered for these positions and no additional application is required. The number of assistantships is limited and is allocated based on academic merit. Research funds may provide additional financial support.
The deadline for applications is 28 February 2023, but earlier applications are welcome and some admission offers could be made earlier.
Find out more about the program and the application procedure:
- Program presentation (https://bit.ly/GSEMPhDEconomicsInfo)
- Admissions (https://bit.ly/GSEMPhDAdmissionsInfo)
We are looking forward to receiving your application.
Geneva School of Economics and Management - University of Geneva