Central European University

Central European University



Budapest, Budapest


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (PhD) (3-6 years), Master of Arts in Economics (two years)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The first year of the program serves as an introduction to the core areas of standard economics and provides a firm foundation for further studies. The second year offers advanced and specialized field courses that students choose according to their research interests.

Sample Courses
Year I: Microeconomic Theory; Macroeconomic Theory; Econometrics; Corporate Governance; Labor Economics; Antitrust and Industrial Policy Analysis Year II: Game Theory; Public Economics; Applied Econometrics; History of Economic Thought; Program Evaluation; International Finance; Industrial Organization; Corporate Finance and Banking

Entry Requirements for the Program
In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a 500-word essay introducing their research topic and explaining their academic/professional background. They should indicate how their studies at CEU would help them achieve their future career goals. In addition, applicants must either: pass a department-specific examination in basic calculus, probability theory and linear algebra as well as the CEU-administered Test of Writing Ability, or submit general GRE test scores no later than March 16, 2010.


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