What will I learn?

The programme for Economics, Econometrics and Finance is a research platform for the scholars from the Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance.

Economic analysis in the programme has a quantitative character and the use of economics and econometrics models forms the core of the research methodology. Members of the Institute conduct both theoretical and empirical research in various areas of economics and finance, in particular, microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, finance, econometrics, regional economics, and economic history.

The programme has a weekly seminar series where researchers from the programme as well as renowned guest speakers coming from all over the world present their work. In addition, the programme organizes workshops and conferences to help dissemination of new methods, theories and ideas.

The relevant research areas in EEF, suitable for possible PhD projects, are:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Microfinance
  • Spatial econometrics

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (3 - 4 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

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Start date

3 February 2020, 1 September 2020


University of Groningen


9700, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language requirements: TOEFL computer based - 237; TOEFL paper based - 580.

For international students

General requirements for three-year positions (financed by the RUG)

  • Applicants must have a research Master degree or equivalent in Economics or Business.
  • Applicants with other research master degrees will be considered if sufficiently related to the research programme

About this uni

The University of Groningen is a top 100 university with students from over 120 countries.

  • Ranked 79th in THE World University Rankings
  • Offers 45 world-class bachelor’s programmes
  • Provides 160 highly-ranked master’s programmes
  • Groningen is chosen as one of the happiest cities in Europe