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Vienna Graduate School of Economics

The Vienna Graduate School of Economics (VGSE) is the graduate school of economics in Vienna. It focuses on the training of PhD candidates in economics. The school is a collaboration between the University of Vienna and the Institute for Advanced Studies. It is financed by a research grant of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The three-year PhD program is run entirely in English. The school started with an international group of students in October 2010.

Aim and Scope of the Program

VGSE offers a broad three-year PhD education in economics focusing on specialized field courses, research seminars where students and professors present ongoing research, and includes intensively supervised research time.

Successful applicants at VGSE have completed a high quality research Master´s Program with advanced courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.

Graduates from VGSE will be able to carry out independent research of the highest academic standards. They are able to obtain international academic or research positions within policy-making institutions such as the ECB, IMF, World Bank, OECD, etc.                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Copyright Foto Sulzer)


Research Proposal Presentation

On 8.6. VGSE´s 1st year students will present their research proposal at the VGSE. The presentations are open to all members of the faculty.

Congratulations to Bernd Funovits

On Friday 24.4. Bernd Funovits successfully defended his dissertation "Essays on Identifiability and Estimation in Multivariate Time Series Analysis" at the VGSE. The external reviewers Frank Schorfheide (University of...

Thanks to our Guest Professor Jacob Goeree

Recently Jacob Goeree visited the VGSE as guest professor. He held the course "Auctions and Mechanism Design" which created great interest. Prof. Goeree is the head of the ESEI center for Market...

Martin Obradovits graduated "sub auspiciis"

We congratulate Martin Obradovits for graduating from the VGSE "sub auspiciis" and being honored by the President of Austria. Currently he holds a post-doc position at the Goethe University in Frankfurt at

the Chair of Finance...


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