Graduate Programs

Doctoral Programs

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PhD in Economics at the University of Zurich

The Zurich Graduate School of Economics at the University of Zurich, ZurichGSE in short, was launched in its current format in 2009. It offers a set of courses taught (in English) by internationally renowned academic faculties at the University of Zurich and world-class research opportunities. A specific feature of the doctoral program is a close attachment between graduate students and advisors and a strong team spirit among students. The goal of the program is to produce independent young researchers who can obtain academic jobs in the best universities, central banks, and international organizations.

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PhD in Neuroeconomics at the University of Zurich

The Marlene Porsche Graduate School of Neuroeconomics was launched in 2017, enabled by a donation by the Marlene Porsche Foundation. The interdisciplinary degree program in the cutting-edge field of Neuroeconomics has a strong scientific focus, with the goal of enabling students to become independent researchers of the highest caliber. Its faculty consists of internationally renowned scholars with expertise in behavioral economics, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, brain stimulation techniques, and computational modeling.

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Predoc Program

Predoctoral Program at the Department of Economics

The predoctoral program at the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich, Econ Predoc Program in short, is launched in its current format in fall 2021. It is designed to prepare individuals wishing to gain valuable experience toward a career in academic research in economics. Predoctoral fellows work in close contact with faculty members and senior researchers on cutting-edge research projects in all fields of economics. 

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