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Outstanding professors

A unique mix of external and own lecturers

The Kiel Advanced Studies Program PhD is unique due to its mix of external and internal professors. Our external lecturers are leaders in their field and work on exciting, relevant research. By taking courses with them, our PhD students can get feedback from the very best and experience the research frontier in international economics first-hand. In our curriculum, we aim for a mix of world-renown senior professors and young, innovative “rising stars” who teach the newest ideas and methods in their field. During the 5 years of your PhD, you will thus have access to a steady-stream of excellent visiting scholars and teachers from the best economics departments around the world.

At the same time, you can interact with our own very good faculty at Kiel University and the Kiel Institute, e.g. Jens Boysen-Hogrefe, Dirk DohseJana Friedrichsen, Holger Görg, Tobias Heidland, Julian HinzSebastian Köhne, Stefan Kooths, Wilfried RickelsJens Ruhose, Ulrich SchmidtMoritz Schularick, Rainer ThieleChristoph Trebesch, Horst Raff or Maik Wolters (a full list is here).

The external professors for the 2024/2025 year will include the following:

Highlights of previous years (past ASP lecturers)