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 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. Graduates typically continue their carreers as assistant professors or post-docs in Austria or abroad or wirk in research positions within policy-making institutions such as the ECB, IMF, World Bank, OECD, or consultancy firms.
We are very happy that the Vienna Graduate School of Economics (VGSE)
received funding for a large research grant
(over the funding period 2017-2021) allowing it to hire new students,
and have all students be able to attend...
On Tuesday, October 4, we welcome our new VGSE students Nikola Grga and Jurica Zrnc at a small welcome ceremony at 4.30 pm around the PhD College on 3rd floor.
On Monday August 29 and 30 2016 Maarten Janssen and Bernhard Kasberger hosted a workshop on auctions and market design.
For details, see Auctions and Market Design
Work by VGSE students Makram Khalil and Pavol Majher was recognized at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG) and the Slovak Economic Association (SEA).
Makram Khalil received the NOeG Young...
Paul Mizen is a professor at the University of Nottingham, he is the first OeNB visiting professor at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics. He is a leading expert in monetary policy and his research interests span...
Yuya Takahashi is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 and worked at the University of Mannheim. His research area lies in Industrial...
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...
In October 2015 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,...