Universität Innsbruck


The PhD Program in Economics is a program offered jointly by the Universities of Innsbruck and Linz, leading European institutions for Empirical Economics and Data Science as well as Behavioral and Experimental Economics. The program is open for students from around the world, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent. The goal of the program is to provide PhD education complying with the highest international standards. You will become part of the research community. The intensive cooperation with scientists should enable you to become a competent researcher who can investigate economic and socio-political problems in depth or develop new research methods.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


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

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?

In five sentences

In five sentences

  • being part of an international research community
  • focusing on analytical and empirical methods and their creative application
  • getting in touch with international top-scientists who visit Innsbruck for seminars and workshops
  • re-thinking individual decision-making based on behavioral economics and neighboring disciplines (psychology, sociology, neurosciences)
  • getting equipped for an evidence-based account of economic policy and (corporate) governance
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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.

Career opportunities

  • private and public research institutes
  • national or central banks, ministries, government agencies
  • banking, insurance, financial sector
  • consulting
  • NGOs and international institutions (e.g. OECD, IMF)

From the field

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