The CERGE-EI PhD in Economics program is designed for outstanding students who desire a rigorous graduate education in economics at a modern, international institution with the goal of pursuing an academic career or entering a high-level position in an international organization, central bank, government ministry or in the private sector.
The program leads to an MA degree awarded under an absolute charter granted by the State of New York, USA, and to a PhD degree which has an absolute charter granted by the State of New York, USA, and is fully accredited in the Czech Republic under the Charles University in Prague. Under normal circumstances, PhD Graduates receive both American and Czech doctoral degrees, while MA graduates receive only an American degree.
Study at CERGE-EI offers:
The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) ranks CERGE-EI in the top 4 percent of 1,236 research institutions worldwide. Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) ranks CERGE-EI in the top 6 percent of economic departments/research institutions in Europe. CERGE-EI has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by both the European Union and the US government.
The international faculty provides instruction at the leading edge of economics science. All professors, both permanent and visiting, are outstanding researchers who publish widely across a broad range of fields in theoretical and applied economics. They hold PhDs from, among other institutions, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, the Universities of Chicago, Virginia, Minnesota, and Michigan, the London School of Economics, and University College London.
CERGE-EI students come from more than 25 countries and from diverse academic backgrounds including economics, mathematics, physics, engineering, information technology, sociology and law.
A unique feature of the CERGE-EI PhD in Economics program is its support for mobility which allows many students to conduct part of their dissertation research working with experts in their field at leading universities in Western Europe and North America.
CERGE-EI’s PhD and MA graduates are employed in 21 countries worldwide. They hold high-level positions in international organizations including The World Bank, IMF, EBRD, ILO, UNDP and OECD), government ministries, central banks, universities, and the private-sector.