Doctoral Program in Economics

Doctoral Program in Economics:

  • a graduate program in Economics leading to a Ph.D. degree
  • concentrates on economic theory and its applications in economic and financial analysis
  • is focused on the modeling and analysis of economic processes and the behavior of economic agents
  • is based on modern microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and finance
  • consists of primarily research activities related to the chosen research area - the outcome of this research forms the students’ dissertations
  • students are required to publish at least two research articles in journals indexed in a Scopus database
  • students are expected to serve as teaching assistants or seminar tutors
  • students are also expected to actively devote themselves to research activities such as grant proposals or participation at research conferences and seminars
  • a selected number of Ph.D. students can participate in the organization of the doctoral program as members of the Center for Doctoral Studies (CDS) and thus become junior researchers with additional financial support
  • research articles as well as dissertations written by Ph.D. students at the IES regularly receive prestigious Czech as well as international awards (Global Development Network Award, Olga Radzyner Award, Ministry of Education Award, Česká hlava, Award of the Czech Economic Society and others, see the Graduates section)
  • Ph.D. candidates from our program have regularly articles accepted for publication in a number of renowned international journals (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Review of World Economics)
  • the doctoral program aims to prepare highly qualified and trained experts for academia, international organizations, financial sector as well as for the other industries
  • possibility of student mobility to partner institutions within the GEMCLIME project

Below you can see a few examples of the graduates:


Central banks

International organizations

  • Petr Jakubík,  Financial Stability Team Leader, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority - alumni 2012 
  • Anton Marcinčin, Country Economist, World Bank  – alumni 1999
  • Martina von Terzi, Economist, European Commission, DG-ECFIN  – alumni 2011



  • Patrik Bauer, New Ways of Working Program Manager, innogy – alumni 2004
  • Radek Laštovička, Manager, Ernst & Young  – alumni 1999
  • Jan Průša, PIA Manager, Jablotron - alumni 2013

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