What will you learn?
The programme's goal is to develop students into top specialists in the fields of economic modelling and methodology of economics. The study programme is aimed at obtaining thorough theoretical knowledge in the areas of modern microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and the methodology of the economics, in accordance with the dissertation focus. Dissertation topics include macroeconomic modelling, in particular in the area of monetary dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, modelling of the determinants of economic growth, monetary economics, labour economics, economics of migration, microeconomic modelling, game theory, experimental economics, and institutional economics.
The aim of the study is therefore to develop the graduates’ potential for scientific research and analysis with which they can independently formalize and resolve non-trivial problems of contemporary economics using often demanding mathematical and statistic instruments.
Pedagogical skill of the students are improved by participating in and conducting seminars of subjects offered by the Department of Economics in the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programmes. The students are encouraged to participate in a number of research projects; either specific research projects as well as projects through the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, the Czech National Bank, etc., which are solved by cooperating tutors and employees of the Department of Economics. In the framework of the study programme, it is possible to establish cooperation and consult on the topics of the theses with a number of experts from the practice, e.g. the staff of the Czech National Bank, the National Bank of Slovakia, or the Office for the Protection of Competition.
With the support of the department and the faculty, students can attend study stays and research fellowships abroad. Moreover, the students improve their skills and knowledge important in their academic and professional life by attending summer schools, professional seminars, conferences and workshops abroad.
There are many job opportunities for graduates of the economics study programme. The graduates are suitable candidates for analytical and research positions in central and commercial banks, consulting companies, and government departments involved in the preparation and implementation of economic decision-making instruments (e.g. the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the National Bank of Slovakia, or the Czech National Bank). The graduates find application in the academic sphere as well. A good knowledge of empirical work with data, economic modelling, and economic methodology are the graduates’ advantages for positions in statistical offices and agencies, companies in the fields of finance and financial markets, or analytical departments of public administration institutions and industrial and commercial companies.
Detailed information about the admission procedure can be found on the ECON.MUNI website https://www.econ.muni.cz/en/admissions/phd-studies/how-to-apply/entrance-examinations.
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