Ph.D. degree

We offer a graduate program in Economics leading to a Ph.D. degree in Economics. 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, using modern microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, econometrics and finance.

The program mainly consists of 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. 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. Information about the Ph.D. program is 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 junior researchers with additional financial support. These positions are open also to the first-year students, who may apply concurrently to the Ph.D. program and for open 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 doctoral program aims to prepare highly qualified and trained experts for academia, international organizations, financial sector as well as for the other industries.

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

For more information visit the section for applicants.


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