The Elite Graduate Program “Quantitative Economics” offers a well-rounded academic education in economics to excellent national and international students. After a rigorous training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, students are free to pursue their own research focus from an early stage of studies onwards in coordination with their mentor.
Besides the immersion in state-of-the-art international research, the training in methodological knowledge and key qualifications, if necessary by means of expert guest lectures, plays an important role. This training enables our students to get familiar with new methods and, thus, lay the ground for lifelong learning.
The students gain an in-depth understanding of modern economics as well as the up-to-date quantitative methods to tackle economic issues in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, public finance and econometrics on a PhD student level. In this way, students can focus their research in one of these areas.
In addition to economics proficiency, the program offers methodological courses for applying statistical and project planning software as well as programming languages allowing students to apply the knowledge gained in their own research project in the 3rd semester and their master thesis.