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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.


Defensio Bernd Funovits

Friday, 24. April 2015, 15:00

We would like to invite you to the Defensio of Bernd Funovits on Friday 24.4., 15:00 at the VGSE. External reviewers are Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania) and Michael Binder (Goethe University Frankfurt).


Guest Professor Jacob Goeree

Jacob Goeree is the head of the ESEI center for Market Design at the University of Zurich and President of the Economic Science Association. His research interests lie in mechanism design (including practical...

Philipp Hergovich received "Franz Weninger Award"

Congratulations to Philipp Hergovich, a first year VGSE student, for receiving the Franz Weninger Award at the Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) 2014 in Vienna. After Makram Khalil, Philipp Hergovich is the...


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