The main focus of the education activities of the Kiel Institute is on the Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research. In addition, the Institute organises an annual Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy on varying topics.
The Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research is a 10-months program aimed at young graduates in economics and at economists with several years of professional experience, who are seeking a career in international organizations, in economic policy making and management, or in academic institutions and think thanks. Internationally respected experts teach their area of specialization in intensive courses usually lasting one or two weeks, supplemented by seminars on current economic policy issues.
The Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy (KISSEP) is aimed at young staff members from political institutions and doctoral students of economics. The topics covered in the Summer School are closely linked to the work of the IfW research teams and organized in conjunction with them. The Summer School has generated considerable interest in many countries; on average, there are around 70 applications each year for the 25 available spaces.
The PhD Supplementary Courses Program consists of various one-week or two-week courses which the Kiel Institute for the World Economy has developed in the context of its Advanced Studies Program (ASP). The courses permit Ph.D students to learn and apply concrete and modern tools of analysis to economic policy issues.