University of Innsbruck

PhD Programme
Economics and Statistics

The PhD Programme in Economics and Statistics is offered jointly by the University of Innsbruck and the University of Linz, leading European institutions for empirical economics and data science as well as behavioral and experimental economics. The programme is open to students from around the world, provided they hold a Master’s degree or equivalent. Students become competent researchers within the research community investigating economic and socio-political problems in depth and developing new research methods.

PhD Program in Economics and Statistics

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant diploma or master's degree or equivalent, language certificates

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The right degree for me?



  • become part of an international research community
  • focus on analytical and empirical methods and their application
  • work and network with internationally renowned visiting scientists
  • consider individual decision-making based on behavioral economics and related disciplines (psychology, sociology, neurosciences)
  • develop evidence-based economic policy and (corporate) governance processes
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My career

My career

The skills and expertise that you build now are fundamental to your continuing professional development, and will be part of your toolset throughout your working life.

My career opportunities

  • work in private and public research institutions
  • work in national or central banks and public institutions
  • work in the banking, insurance and the financial sector
  • work as consultant
  • employment in NGOs and international organisations (e.g. OECD, IMF)

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