Advanced Studies Program In International Economic Policy Research

Courses taught at PhD level by professors from top-universities (including Chicago, Harvard, Yale), an outstanding alumni network and access to the resources of a leading Research Institute makes this a unique program to build upon your academic and professional backgrounds. 

Prepares you for entry to first-rate PhD programs and careers with international organisations, central banks, research institutes etc. More than 600 participants graduated from the Advanced Studies Program (ASP) since its start in 1984. They are now part of the Advanced Studies Alumni Association, a global network with members in more than 50 countries. After graduating from the Advanced Studies Program, participants were admitted to PhD programs of renowned European and US universities, or moved on to positions with international organisations (IMF, World Bank, OECD, WTO, UN, EU, etc.), central banks and ministries, universities and research institutes, or international corporations. Prominent ASP -Graduates are Claudia Buch (Vice-President, Deutsche Bundesbank), Juan-Carlos Echeverry (former Minister of Finance , Colombia), Marcel Fratzscher (President, DIW Institute, Berlin) , Jan Hatzius (Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs),V.K. Sharma (former Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India), Julio Velarde (President, Reserve Bank of Peru), Volker Wieland (University of Frankfurt and German Council of Economic Experts) and Ludger Woessmann (University of Munich and Ifo-Institute).

The next round of the Advances Studies program will start in August 2018 and comprise the following courses:

Macroeconomics in Open Economies: C├ędric Tille (Geneva)

International Macroeconomics and Trade: Fabio Ghironi (Washington)

Monetary Economics:  Fabio Canova (Florence)

International Trade and the Gravity: Keith Head (British Columbia)

Firms in International Trade: Pinelopi Golberg (Yale)

Economic Growth: Ufuk Akcegit (Chicago)

Topics in International Finance -- Financial Crises: Carmen Reinhart (Harvard)

Applied Microeconometric Methods: Sourafel Girma (Nottingham)

The program also includes two additional elective technical courses in smaller groups and time to prepare an own research paper under the guidance of experienced researchers from the Kiel Institute. The program addresses in particular Master graduates but is also relevant for economists with some years of professional experience who would like to keep up with recent academic developments in the field, as well as for PhD candidates who are enrolled at universities without an own PhD program in international economics. For detailed info see

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