Why Doctoral Studies at IWH?

The IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics

The Halle Institute for Economic Research Halle – Member of the Leibniz Association is home to many exceptionally motivated and highly skilled young researchers working on a doctoral dissertation in economics. These fellows are an important part of the IWH research community. The IWH Doctoral Programme in Economics (IWH-DPE) aims to provide these young researchers with a nurturing place to further develop and advance their competences and to make the most of their skills.

Being open to young fellows of the partner universities, the IWH-DPE offers a platform for sharing the experience of a program that complies with international standards in post-graduate education and training in economics. The IWH-DPE is a milestone in improving the quality of post-graduate education of young economists in the region – in accordance with recommendations by the Leibniz Association and the German Council of Science and Humanities.

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Aims and Approach

This is achieved by combining an excellent course programme and research seminar series with unique chances to conduct research in teams with IWH fellows under the guidance of an IWH supervisor. IWH supervisors will be experienced in both fields, economic research and policy work.

Close collaboration with internationally renowned IWH Research Affiliates and further guidance by IWH Research Professors also contributes to the outstanding environment at the IWH. The opportunity to do research on real-world economic and political challenges is an additional advantage.

This approach allows doctoral students to finish their studies within a three-year track.

The Doctoral Programme in Economics is primarily intended for doctoral students employed at IWH or at one of our partner institutions. You can find out about vacancies and scholarships within the section Career.

The IWH-DPE is funded by the Ministry of Sciences and Economic Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt.

Central-German Doctoral Program Economics

The central aim of the Central-German Doctoral Program Economics (CGDE) is to enhance the quality of doctoral education by offering research-oriented courses which are held by internationally renowned researchers. The Ph.D. programme is a joint initiative of various economics faculties and research institutes in Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony:

  • Technical University of Dresden: Faculty of Economics and Management
  • ifo Institute for Economic Research Dresden (ifo Dresden)
  • Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg: Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
  • Friedrich Schiller University Jena: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
  • University of Leipzig: Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg: Faculty of Economics and Management

The core program comprises courses from the fields „Frontiers in Microeconomics“, „Frontiers in Macroeconomics“, and „Frontiers in Econometrics“. Internationally acknowledged researchers provide an overview of their respective field of research.

International Graduate Academy

The IWH cooperates with the International Graduate Academy (InGrA) of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg on the organization of personal qualification workshops. The InGrA was founded in 2008 to ensure and increase the quality of methodical education for PhD students.

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