PhD Economics

Our PhD Program in Economics

The PhD Program in Economics is a program offered jointly by the Universities of Innsbruck and Linz. The goal of the program is to provide PhD education complying with the highest international standards. The program is open for students from around the world, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent. 

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This website gives you an overview over our PhD program in economics in case 1) you are interested in enrolling or 2) if you already are a PhD student in Economics and are interested in e.g. current events and research of fellow PhD students. Below you find a brief description of each subsection. 


PhD seminar with Markus Walzl and Michael Pfaffermayr
February 2019 @ tba

eeecon research seminar with Paul Raschky
03 Jan 2019 @ 11:00-12:00, SR9

eeecon research seminar with Oliver Hauser
10 Jan 2019 @ 11:00-12:00, SR9

SFB seminar with Holger Herz
16 Jan 2019 @ 12:00-13:00, SR9


This subsection gives you summarized information on the current curriculum, examination regulations and gradings as well as requirements that need to be met in order to enroll in the program. 

Road to PhD   

In order to get an orientation about the chronological structure of our program and to see, how a typical PhD student progresses throughout her studies, we provide some useful information regarding these issues in this subsection. A  graph shows the chronological order of the program as well as the corresponding weights of these achievements (share of ECTS) in the program. 

Course overview   

The course overview gives a list of all compulsory and selective courses, field courses, generic skills and field seminars. You can use this list in order to get an overview and it can help you decide, which courses may be interesting for you. 

Relevant information   

This subsection helps you find a potential supervisor for your PhD, shows current career opportunities at the faculty, but also gives useful administrative information (e.g. how to create a personal homepage on our eeecon domain).

PhD seminars   

Here you find a list showing future and past dates for PhD seminars. Additionally, you find all programs to all the research seminars.

Partner PhD program at JKU Linz   

This button is an external link forwarding you to the partner PhD program homepage of the Johannes-Kepler-University in Linz. On their page, you also find information about the program, the curriculum, research or relevant announcements. 


Finally, since our university is located in Innsbruck, we provide information for Innsbruck-newbies. Here, you find some information about our city, but also useful links that help you find short- or longterm accommodation.


Recent Publications involving our PhD students

C. Huber, J. Huber. "Scale matters: Risk perception, return expectations, and investment propensity under different scalings". Link

C. F. Camerer, A. Dreber, F. Holzmeister, T. H. Ho, J. Huber, M. Johannesson, M. Kirchler, G. Nave, B. A. Nosek, T. Pfeiffer, A. Altmejd, N. Buttrick, T. Chan, Y. Chen, E. Forsell, A. Gampa, E. Heikensten, L. Hummer, T. Imai, S. Isaksson, D. Manfredi, J. Rose, E.-J. Wagenmakers, H. Wu, 2018. „Evaluating replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015.” Nature Human Behavior. Link

L. Schlosser, T. Hothorn, R. StaufferA. Zeileis, 2018. "Distributional regression forests for probabilistic precipitation forecasting in complex terrain." Working Papers in Economics and Statistics. Link

C. Huber, F. Lindner, J. Huber, J. Rose, M. Kirchler, 2018. "Bubbles and financial professionals." Working Papers in Economics and Statistics. Link