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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 (IHS). 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

The VGSE offers a broad, three-year PhD program 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)


VGSE in the Handelsblatt-Ranking VWL 2015

VGSE faculty members ranked high in the Handelsblatt-Ranking Volkswirtschaftslehre 2015!

Economists at the University of Vienna are leading in the German speaking world. The best placed researchers in Austria in terms of...

Guest Professor Anton Korinek at the VGSE in December

Anton Korinek is Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2007 and worked at the University of Maryland. His area of expertise is international finance and...

Welcome to the new VGSE students

This year six new students joined the VGSE:

Atabek Atayev (MSc in Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany)

Regina Kiss (MSc in Economics,

University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Flora Lutz (MSc in Economics, University...


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