Graduate Institute (IHEID) The PhD program is a challenging degree tailored for exceptional students with a strong commitment to economics and a proven ability for inquisitive, independent work. The 4 years PhD program is centered around a research dissertation. This work represents a substantial contribution to economics and demonstrates your ability to combine independent research with the formal methodologies and tools of modern economics.
The PhD program trains you to undertake innovative research in international economics. Our graduates have secured positions in prominent policy institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the research departments of central banks. While our training is focused on policy application, many graduates have secured positions in academia.
What do our PhDs go on to do?
The Institute is well known for preparing students to work in international organisations, central banks and national administrations, and some graduates choose to pursue academic carreers. The combination of advanced knowledge of up-to-date theories and methodologies and our emphasis on real-life uses of economics is highly appreciated by employers like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the OECD and many other policy-oriented institutions where alumni develop highly successful careers.
Graduate Institute (IHEID), Switzerland