Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The PhD program in economics prepares you to conduct cutting-edge original research addressing the fundamental economic questions of our time.  Learn the skills of leading economists, choose from many specializations, and develop your own research program.  You can utilize your knowledge in faculty positions in academia, in governmental organizations, as well as in the private sector.

At a glance:

  • Two years of coursework on state-of-the-art knowledge and skills.
  • Independent research period guided by faculty members.
  • Simultaneous U.S. and Hungarian PhD degrees.
  • Tuition waiver and a generous stipend for all students.
  • In 2019/20 students will remain in the Budapest campus.

You will take courses taught by internationally recognized faculty with PhD degrees from some of the world’s leading universities, including Harvard, MIT, and Princeton.  After choosing two fields of specialization, you will select an advisor from these faculty members to guide you as you hone your skills and develop your own research program. Many opportunities to present your work, to attend conferences, and to visit other universities, are available.

As a PhD economist, your skills will be in high demand from many different types of organizations.  You can become a faculty member at a university, a researcher at a central bank or other national or international governmental organization, or a consultant or other professional in the private sector.

Program Head: Prof. László Mátyás (room: N13 516)

Program Administrator: Ms. Veronika Orosz (room: N13 413, Contact person by email)