Programmes de doctorat

Doctorat en économie


The GSEM PhD program in Economics lasts usually five years, including about two years of coursework. In the first year students are required to apply to the Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics offered by Gerzensee Center. In addition, elective courses for an equivalent of 12ECTS must be completed by the end of the second year and can be chosen from a  wide array of options.

At the end of the first year, the students choose their supervisors and start working on their dissertations, which normally consists of three academic articles.

Starting in year two, students are required to regularly attend two department seminar series, namely the Research Seminar in Economics and Econometrics, with mostly external invited speakers, and the Brown Bag Seminar, where PhD students present their on going work and receive feedback.

Please, consult the official curriculum for further information.

Pre-requisites. PhD applicants must hold an MSc in economics or closely related subjects. Depending on their academic background, applicants may be requested to follow some additional courses as pre-requisites. Knowledge of French is not an admission requirement.

Faculty. The faculty members of the GSEM Institute of Economics and Econometrics (IEE) specialise in labour economics, development and environmental economics, international economics and trade, urban economics and econometrics. The full list of IEE professors and their profiles can be found here.

Financial support. The GSEM offers financial support to PhD students usually in the form of teaching assistant contracts. The number of assistantships is limited and is allocated on the basis of academic merit. Additional financial support may come from research funds.


Structure du programme

PhD in Economics


Thèses de doctorat

Veuillez consulter la page web sur la recherche au sein de l'Institute of Economics and Econometrics.

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