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World Economics Doctoral Program

The World Economics Doctoral Program was launched more than 30 years ago, by internationally renowned and acknowledged professors of world economics and development studies. During the past decades several outstanding researchers and lecturers contributed to the program’s success. Among the current and former lecturers of the Doctoral Program we can highlight four distinguished professors, who are members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Tamás Szentes, Tibor Palánkai, Mihály Simai (Department of World Economy) and László Csaba (Department of Comparative and Institutional Economics). The main profile of the World Economics Doctoral Program is world and development economics, but its research portfolio includes integration theory, economic governance and technology, globalization, regional/area studies, comparative and institutional economics. The Program is taught by professionals who are well-known and successful in their fields. 

Corvinus University of Budapest

Sándor Gyula Nagy

Director of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

István Benczes

Head of Doctoral School​

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Questions about the admission procedure are welcome at the e-mail address phd.office@uni-corvinus.hu.

Why the World Economics Doctoral Program?

The research topics are closely connected to the Program’s profile and they are meant to further deepen the focus on the respective areas.  

Topics include:  

• International Economics  

• International Finances  

• World Economics  

• International Political Economy  

• Regional Studies and Economy  

• Development Economics and Studies  

• European Economic Integration and Governance  

• Institutions of the European Union  

• Globalization and Technology 

• Institutional Economics  

• Comparative Economics     

The World Economics Doctoral Program aims to guarantee that students gain international experience, get to know international standards and become able to comply with these standards throughout their time spent in the Program. PhD students participating in the Doctoral Program’s international research have the opportunity to present their findings internationally. The Program’s leaders and tutors have an extensive network of international partners; therefore, motivated students are able to actively participate in research even on the international level. The quality of joint research is often proved by the numerous publications – often in collaboration with the respective supervisors, or with their guidance.  

The World Economics Doctoral Program supports PhD candidates who are motivated and willing to join international projects. Examples for such projects include Fatigue and Poprebel which both have provided opportunities for students to participate in international conferences and workshops.  

The World Economics Doctoral Program is a member in several international organizations, such as:  

In the Fall of 2020, the Department of World Economics at our University and the Institute of World Economics at the HUN-REN Centre for Economic and Regional Studies began formally working together, after years of informal collaboration. As a result of this, students in the World Economics Doctoral Program can join research currently ongoing the Centre’s Institute of World Economics. This allows them to gain experience in fields that are closely related to their dissertations. Furthermore, they can also take part in the conferences, workshops and other events that are organized in the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies. These experiences can contribute to the successfully prepare and defend the doctoral dissertations.     

Admissions

Documents to be submitted:  

• Research proposal (max. 8000 characters without literature, which should not exceed 10 items), including the research question, methodology, knowledge about the state of art and the relevance of the research, and its consistence with the research focus of the Doctoral School of International Relations and Political Science.

• Curriculum vitae, including previous research, awards, publications (if any), the title of the Master’s thesis, language proficiency. Applicants should write a paragraph about their motivation.  

On the basis of the submitted documents the Doctoral School makes a preselection decision. Applicants invited for an oral interview should be avalaible via Teams or Skype. Questions will be asked concerning the details of the research plan, motivations, previous research experiences. The date of the interview will fall at the second half of April, to be fixed later.  

The final decision is made by the University Doctoral Council at the end of May.   

Supervisors

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Questions about the admission procedure are welcome at the e-mail address phd.office@uni-corvinus.hu.

Contact

Office: Building C room 423.

Corvinus University of Budapest

Sándor Gyula Nagy

Director of Doctoral Program

Corvinus University of Budapest

László Kálmán

PhD procedures expert - dissertation submission and defence

Corvinus University of Budapest

István Benczes

Head of Doctoral School​

Corvinus University of Budapest

Kiss Marcell

Doctoral Study and Administration Expert

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