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Economics and Finance (PEF)

The Ph.D. Programme in Economics and Finance (PEF) trains students to achieve academic excellence in the areas of Economics, Econometrics and Finance with a particular focus on policy relevant theoretical and empirical research.

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The Ph.D. in Economics and Finance (PEF) programme is designed to ensure that students get advanced knowledge of main areas of economics and finance. Graduates are regularly selected for very reputable academic and non-academic positions.

The PEF offers:

  • Challenging courses taught by internationally established professors
  • Courses covering a broad range of topics including theoretical and empirical research methodology.
  • Distinguished visiting professors from European and US universities
  • International environment with English being the exclusive program language
  • Experienced advice and close supervision by a research oriented faculty
  • Creative research environment. 
  • International research and partner network.
  • Doctoral programme promoted by the Swiss National Science Foundation. 
  • Financial assistance, available teaching and assistant positions
  • Excellent placement of graduates
  • Fast Track programme for our Master students (MEcon and MiQE/F)
  • MPEF: a new Fast-Track Ph.D. programme starting directly after the Bachelor’s studies and leading straight into PEF.

Further information

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For additional information please contact the programme administration:Dr. Mirela Keuschnigg
Executive Director
Phone: +41 (0)71 224 31 38
Fax: +41 (0)71 224 31 35

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