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About the Berlin School of Economics

BERA is a network of seven research institutions in Berlin dedicated to promoting the careers of postdoctoral researchers in economics and adjacent fields. In its five focus areas Recruitment, Research, Networks, Guidance and Skills, BERA offers a wide program to support its members in gaining further qualifications and develop their careers.

The BERA program is supported by the seven BERA institutions:

  • DIW Berlin,
  • WZB,
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
  • Freie Universität Berlin,
  • Technische Universität Berlin,
  • ESMT and
  • Hertie School of Governance.

Further support to the group is provided by:

  • Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP),
  • DIW Graduate Center,
  • Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science,
  • Transregional Collaborative Research Center SFB-TR 190: Competition and Rationality and
  • Berlin Macroeconomics Network.
  • Financial support for BERA is provided by the Leibniz Association through funds from the Leibniz Competition.
Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

PhD

Berlin School of Economics

The BSE provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a uniq ... [+]

With a full-time scholarship from Berlin’s top research institutes

Since 2019, three successful programs are united: the doctoral programs BDPEMS and DIW Graduate Center, together with the PostDoc career program BERA. Their member institutions have founded the Berlin School of Economics (BSE), a Berlin-wide career development program.

Program Introduction

The BSE seeks highly qualified post-graduate students from around the world to enroll in its structured program Ph.D. in Economics as well as in one of BSE’s three tracks in business studies: Ph.D. in Accounting, Ph.D. in Finance, and Ph.D. in Management.

The BSE provides outstanding doctoral students with a vibrant, intensively networked research community and a training structure that will develop their talents in a unique combination of high-level academic and applied research. During the course phase of three semesters, students deepen their knowledge of economic theory, applied economics, econometrics, and economic policy. During the three-year research phase starting in the third semester, students write their doctoral theses while having the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the professional research environment that is provided in Berlin universities and economic research institutes. In addition to courses and thesis supervision through BSE’s faculty, renowned guest lecturers are regularly invited to hold block courses or masterclasses.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 years
Campus
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