Department of Economics

PhD Program

The Department of Economics is part of the Doctoral School of Economics and Management (EM School) which is one of the three doctoral schools at CBS. We run a successful PhD Program with several nationalities currently enrolled.

The aim of our PhD program is to train PhD candidates at a high international level in order to ultimately ensure that they get careers at great business schools and universities around the globe. In addition to learning how to conduct research at an international level, students should acquire a broad theoretical and methodological insight into the discipline of economics.

The duration of a PhD scholarship is usually three years upon completion of a master degree. It is therefore important that applicants can demonstrate a strong background in at least some of the relevant core disciplines within economics, econometrics, statistics and applied mathematics. A strong background is demonstrated through top-level grades obtained in previous course work, the level of the completed courses, and the performance in one’s bachelor and master thesis.
We require students to take an active part in the academic life of the department. We welcome students under the Industrial PhD Program, but we discourage students from seeking to complete a PhD as a part-time project.

The Department of Economics offers, given sufficient enrollment, core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Furthermore intensive courses in more specific subjects are offered continuously as part of the activities of the Danish Graduate Program in Economics (DGPE).

Our PhD students have the opportunity to present their research at lunch seminars at the department and to submit their work to the annual DGPE workshop. Our PhD students are an essential part of our department and are  as such invited to participate in the annual retreat held by the department. Presentations at workshops and submitting work for conferences are an important part of research training.

Our program has been increasingly successful in placing students at leading business schools, research institutions and consultancy firms. Such recent placements include among others, Bocconi University, European University Institute, the Management School of University of Keele, German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin, National Bureau of Economic Research.

Please consult the announcement for questions of salary and employment. More information on admission.

Enrolled PhD Students

View their full profiles at the staff pages.

Name Title Email
Anita Eskesen PhD student
Filipe Vieira PhD student
Friedrich Bergmann PhD student
Henrik Yde Andersen PhD student
Ieva Linkeviciute PhD student
Jeanette Walldorf PhD student
Laila Starr PhD student
Lena Sperling PhD student
Mathias Fjællegaard PhD student
Myriam Marending PhD student
Philip Rosenbaum PhD student
Shihan Du PhD student
Torsteinn Sveinsson PhD student
Trondur Møller Sanyo PhD student  


The page was last edited by: Department of Economics // 08/02/2017