The Institute of Economic Studies (IES) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague offers a graduate program in Economics leading to a Ph.D. degree. The program concentrates on economic theory and its applications in economic and financial analyses.
The program focuses on the modeling and analyses of economic processes and the behavior of economic agents. The basis of the program is the methodology of modern microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and finance.
The program mainly consists of research activities related to the chosen research area – 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. It is also expected that students will actively devote themselves to research activities such as grant proposals or participation at research conferences and seminars. All students are also offered the possibility to participate in teaching by being seminar tutors. More detailed information regarding the conditions of the program is available in the Handbook of the doctoral program. (version Oct 18, 2012; changes to 2011/12 here) Information about Ph.D. program also on the leaflet.
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). While still being students of the Ph.D. program, they can thus become academic members of IES with an additional financial support. These positions are open also to first year students, who may apply concurrently to the Ph.D. program and for positions at the CDS.
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 regularly have articles accepted for publication in a number of renowned international journals (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Review of World Economics), which reflects the high standard of dissertations.
The goal of the doctoral program is to prepare highly qualified specialists primarily for academia, public sector, financial and banking sectors as well as for international institutions.
Below you can see a few examples of graduates of the doctoral program at the IES:
- Michal Bauer, Assistant Professor at CERGE-EI and an Assistant Professor at the IES – alumni 2009
- Roman Matoušek, Professor of Finance, University of Sussex – alumni 1997
- Štěpána Lazarová, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary - University of London – alumni 2001
- Adam Geršl, Senior Economist, Joint Vienna Institute a IES FSV UK – alumni 2006
- Tomáš Holub, Director, Monetary and Statistics Department, Czech National Bank (CNB) – alumni 2001
- Kateřina Šmídková, Director, Economic Research and Financial Stability, Czech National Bank – alumni 1998
- Vladimír Tomšík, vicegovernor, Czech National Bank (CNB) – alumni 2001
- Anton Marcinčin, Country Economist at World Bank – alumni 1999
- Michal Slavík, ekonom, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank (ECB) – alumni 2007
- Martina von Terzi, Economist at European Commission, DG-ECFIN – alumni 2011
- Vít Bubák, Fitch Solutions – alumni 2010 (co-tutorial with Université Panthéon Sorbonne)
- Petr Kadeřábek, Head of Scoring Models at Česká spořitelna – alumni 2009
- David Marek, Chief Economist at Patria Finance – alumni 2007
- Patrik Bauer, Head of Participation Management, Organisation & Processes, RWE East – alumni 2004
- Radek Laštovička, Manager at Ernst & Young – alumni 1999
More information for applicants is to be found in the section for applicants.