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Economics and Decision Sciences

The Economics and Decision Sciences specialization prepares students for high quality research on a wide array of both theoretical and empirical topics in Economics. 

PhD - image - Thomas Rivera
I strongly believe that the research done early in my PhD, encouraged by the program, has helped me gain the most out of the PhD and laid a strong foundation for my future research career. 

Thomas Rivera

PhD Student, EDS

 

The Economics and Decision Sciences specialization prepares students for high quality research on a wide array of both theoretical and empirical topics in Economics. 

An important focus is given to aspects of decision making by individuals and organizations. This includes, inter alia, Microeconomics, Industrial Organization, Game Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Choice, with topics such as uncertainty, interaction and competition. It also includes subjects related to the analysis of relations between firms, decision makers and the general outside economic environment with themes covering Macroeconomics, International Trade or Urban (Spatial) Economics.


Main field courses (non-exhaustive list)

  • Theory of Industrial Organization and Theory of Contracts and Incentives
  • Game Theory and Advanced Game Theory
  • Decision Theory and Advanced Decision Sciences
  • Experiments in Economics and Social Sciences
  • Macro-Finance and Monetary Economics
  • International Trade and Economic Geography and Urban Economics

 

Research Seminars

Most academic departments organize research seminars on a regular basis as well as many other academic events. Students are encouraged to join these seminars already from the first year of studies. They give students a good idea of what they are expected to produce. They are also a good way to socialize with the professors of the departments and the other PhD students. Most of these research seminars are available to all PhD students from all specializations. 
Students may join courses from other specializations or partner universities to broaden their knowledge.

 

Special Fellowship

The EDS Department invites applications for a Special PhD Fellowship within the research area of "The Economic Impact of Engrepreneurship Training". This Special Fellowship awards 10.000 euros annually in addition to the HEC Foundation PhD Research Fellow scholarship of 20.000 euros for a period of up to five years. Read more here.

 

PhD Coordinator

PhD - EDS - Abdellaoui

Mohammed Abdellaoui
Professor of  Economics and Decision Sciences
CNRS Research Professor

 

 

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