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Welcome to the homepage of  the Department of Economics of the University of Bern. You can find information about our courses, research activities, and our affiliated research centers.

After completing the Bachelor in Economics, students can choose from four Master programs. Besides the regular Master in Economics, we offer the Master in International and Monetary Economics (MIME), the Master in Applied Economic Analysis (MAEA), and the Master in Business and Economics.

The department is doing teaching and research in all core fields of economics. The research focus of the department is in the following three fields: (i) Monetary Macroeconomics, (ii) Empirical Public Economics and (iii) Organizational and Industrial Economics. In addition several members of the department are involved in some of the research centers of the university, i.e. the Oeschger Center (environmental economics), the Center for Regional Economic Development (regional economics) and the World Trade Institute (international economics).

The personal homepages of our professors provide detailed information and material related to the research conducted at the department.


NEWS Department of Economics

Wir gratulieren Prof. Dr. Winand Emons zur Wahl zum Vizedekan WiSo-Fakultät ab Sommer 2018


PhD Courses

• PhD course on “General Equilibrium Theory and Welfare Analysis”: Lecturer: Prof. Douglas Nelson (Tulane University). Dates: 30 July – 4 August 2018. 25h: 4 ECTS

• PhD course on “Foreign Direct Investment”: Lecturer: Prof. Ronald Davies (University College Dublin). Dates: 27 August – 1 September 2018. 25h: 4 ECTS

• PhD course on “Bayesian Econometrics”: Lecturer: Prof. Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (WU Wien). Dates: 17-21 September 2018. 25h: 4 ECTS
For further information please contact: Octavio.Fernandez@wti.org

• PhD - Urban and Real Estate Economics; Prof. Christian Hilber, 5 – 7 September 2018, whole day, A222 UniS, 6 ECTS
For further information please contact: C.Hilber@lse.ac.uk