“A first-rate PhD program. The fact that CERGE-EI has such high quality students with such diverse backgrounds makes it unique in the world.”

Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Nobel Laureate in Economics

Why Choose PhD in Economics

Western-style Program

Opportunities for research stays at prestigious universities

No Tuition Fees

PhD students receive financial support toward living costs for 4 years

Small-scale Program

3:1 student-faculty ratio, collaborative exchange of knowledge and an individual approach


Graduates pursue academic careers worldwide or hold high-level positions in companies and organizations

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PhD in Economics

Western-style program designed for outstanding students who desire a rigorous graduate education in economics at a prestigious international institution with an opportunity to pursue careers in academia around the world.

Program Details

Top quality graduate program with an integrated MA degree.


Apply by March 31

Financial Support

All PhD students receive financial support toward living costs.

Practical Information

We help out students to settle down so that they can focus on their studies.

Newsletter for Study Applicants


“Studying PhD in Economics at CERGE allows me to get in touch with frontier research. The faculty are very open towards student research ideas. In my two years here, I learnt that patience, observance and precision are the virtues that every (young) researcher needs to nourish.”

Marta Cota, PhD student

“CERGE-EI gave me the most powerful tools for success: a critical mind combined with determination. It transformed my dreams into goals and my goals into achievements.”

Petar Stankov, PhD Graduate

"You follow a very high-quality curriculum with faculty members who graduated from the best universities in the world. Getting a degree at CERGE-EI gives you a great foundation for your further career steps, be it in international organizations, management positions and/or academic institutions."

Mariola Pytliková, Assistant Professor, CERGE-EI

Careers and Placements

Recent Placements

A PhD in Economics at CERGE-EI can lead to an academic career at a prestigious research institution or open doors to top jobs in public and private sectors. Explore where our graduates have found jobs over the past 5 years.

Alumni Careers

Our graduates find placements on the international academic market, in central banks and governmental institutions, international organizations, and also in the business.

Job Market Candidates

CERGE-EI helps its PhD students prepare for the international academic job market.