Department of Economics

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
Alexandra Lüth PhD student
Anita Eskesen PhD student
Anne Sophie Lassen PhD student
Chenyan Lyu PhD student
David Pinkus PhD student
Frederik Bjørn Christensen PhD student
Ida Damsgaard PhD student
Jeanette Walldorf PhD student
Kim Peter Pham PhD student
Kseniia Kurishchenko PhD student
Laila Starr PhD student
Marcela Galvis Restrepo PhD student
Mathias Fjællegaard Jensen PhD student
Mette Franck PhD student
Myriam Marending PhD student
Raphaël Huleux PhD student
Shuolin Shi PhD student
Stefano Tripodi PhD student
Tim Maurer PhD student
Trondur Møller Sandoy PhD student


The page was last edited by: Department of Economics // 09/01/2020