The Center for Doctoral Studies in Economics (CDSE) administers the PhD program at the Department of Economics of the University of Mannheim.
The CDSE also runs a PhD track in cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). This track aims to provide participants not only with an excellent academic education in the form of the CDSE program within the GESS, but also with key skills in the field of economic policy advice – an area in which the ZEW has a strong international reputation. Students opting for this track receive scholarships from the ZEW in their first year (1.250 euro/
Recent graduates of the program have published in top academic journals, e.g.:
Our alumni have obtained academic positions at top European departments e.g.:
The decision to undertake a PhD at the CDSE was a brilliant choice for me, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue an academic career. The intensive course work in the first few years prepared me extremely well to understand research in Economics. The inspiring research environment in the department, including regular cutting edge-seminars, the immense support of the faculty, the possibility to visit the best universities across the world, and to attend international conferences helped me to develop my own research. I should also mention my wonderful fellow students, who made the program both so intellectually enriching and personally enjoyable.