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Advanced Studies Program

in International Economic Policy Research

The Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research (ASP) brings together every year since 1984 a small multicultural group of approx. 20 smart and motivated students (with a Master degree or already Ph.D candidates) and young professionals to the Kiel Institute for a profound training of skills pertinent to economic analysis, methods of empirical research and the evaluation of economic policies.

Internationally renowned professors from leading universities teach their area of specialization in intensive one or two week courses. This rigorous and up-to-date academic teaching by prominent professors is reinforced by an outstanding alumni network and access to the resources of a leading Research Institute which makes it a unique program worldwide. Find out more at "About ASP".

The 10-Month ASP program curriculum develops successful and thoughtful economists in a global and competitive environment who are seeking a career in international organizations, in economic policy making and management, or in academic institutions. 

We are looking for participants who want to build upon their academic and professional backgrounds wisely, to upgrade their understanding of international economics methods rapidly, and who believe that economists with updated knowledge and methods can solve a wide range of problems and prominently among them urgent global problems.  

Forthcoming Guest Professors

Penelopi Goldberg (Yale)

Carmen Reinhart (Harvard)

Keith Head (British Columbia)

Ufuk Akcigit (Chicago)

Sourafel Girma (Nottingham)

Cedric Tille (Geneva)

Fabio Canova (Florence)

Fabio Ghironi (Washington)

Sanjit Dhami (Leicester)

Thinking Together

The ASP is providing top conditions for  own applied research through support  from experienced researchers of the Kiel Institute. ASP Participants get also the opportunity to contribute to the Institutes´ leading role in providing Research-based policy advise for the G-20, G-7 and other international institutions. The Kiel Institute has more than 90  researchers ready to share their  experience with you through seminars, co-authorship, supervision or informal exchange.

Careers and Alumni

Our Alumni-Association provides an outstanding network of more than 600 people all around the world working in a wide range of professional positions from international and national Institutions, global corporations and Think Thanks to Universities.

Felix C. (PhD candidate, European University Institute, Florence)

I have learned a lot about what’s currently going on in different fields of research. This helped me shape my interests for the upcoming PhD research. After my master’s, I didn’t really feel qualified to make the decision whether to do a PhD or work in the private sector right away.

Felix C.
PhD candidate, European University Institute, Florence

Networking with former ASP students & researchers, close contact to first-class scholars from all over the world and connection to the IfW-researcher centers, helps doing research and for job market applications. Overall all teachers were approachable, open-minded and happy to share their thoughts.

Isabel H.
PhD candidate, Notre Dame University, Indiana

Isabel H. (PhD candidate, Notre Dame University, Indiana)

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Students Profile 2016/2017

Placement ASP 2016/17 Alumni

  • European University Institute Florence
  • Frankfurt University
  • Geneva University
  • Groningen University
  • Heidelberg University
  • International Monetary fund
  • Jena University
  • Kiel University
  • Milan Bicocca University
  • New York University
  • Tartu University
  • Trento University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Wuppertal University
Olivier Godart (ASP 2003/2004 | ASP Director of Studies)

Olivier Godart (ASP 2003/04 | ASP Director of Studies)

If you want to upgrade your innovative thinking in international economics, to learn and think with us about global solutions, and improve your long term career perspectives, the full-time ASP is the program for you.

Olivier Godart
ASP Director of Studies

Upcoming Courses

Advanced Studies Alumni Association

The aim of the Alumni-Association is to establish close contacts both among current and former participants of the Advanced Studies Program and among participants and the Kiel Institute. In addition, the contact among Alumni who graduated from the program in different years should be intensified.

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