The ASP “Select One” program is a portfolio of supplementary Courses which are organized by the Kiel Institute make a contribution to familiarizing Ph.D students, staff members of national and international institutions or researchers in Think Tank or financial firms with cutting-edge research, strengthening their expertise and teaching them how to address actual economic policy problems.
Those courses provide open minded and motivated participants with the opportunity to learn about issues at the frontier of current research, taught by some of the most prominent economists in the field, and to apply modern tools of analysis to economic policy issues and challenges they face. Participation in these courses can be expected to not only provide impulses for the ongoing or future projects, but to meet a vibrant community who are interested in similar topics.
The ASP "Select One” consists of various one-week courses which the Kiel Institute has developed in the context of its Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research. The courses cover the areas of International Trade, Growth and Development, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy, and international Finance. Written exams are offered for all courses, with 3 credit points for a one-week course if you are a Ph.D student. Any candidate can apply for participation in one or several courses of the program. They are entitled to substantially reduced course fees and can also apply for low-price accommodation at the Kiel Institute´s guesthouse.
Upcoming ASP "Select One" Courses
The ASP made me get it touch with more recent development on the research in international Economics and strengthen my research as Ph.D candidate.
Candidates can now apply for the “ASP Modular” and acquire the Advanced Studies Certificate over a period of 10-34 Months, without taking an extended leave of absence. This is a particularly valuable additional qualification for professional careers for which a global perspective matters. Candidates have time to deliver at their home institutions working during their participation in the ASP. Partial scholarships to cover tuition fees are available for participants in the “ASP Modular” program.
"If you want to be a participant in a high-quality lecture, discuss about your research with a leading scholar, network and share ideas with senior researchers and other Ph.D candidates interested in similar topics, join the ASP 'Select One' Course of your choice."
ASP Director of Studies
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.
PhD candidate, European University Institute, Florence