Community

Joining the Research Master, you will be part of a community of international students with an avid interest in the philosophy of economics.

You will also be part of the EIPE community, which consists of researchers, Ph.D students and visitors with interests in many different fields in the philosophy of economics.

Completing the research master, you will be well-prepared for a number of different careers in the private and public sector as well as continuing your studies towards a Ph.D in philosophy at EIPE or top programmes elsewhere.

Also see the student profiles and the profiles of our alumni.

Carlos de Sousa | Alumnus 2016

Working as a non-academic, I use the skills I've learned at EIPE on a daily basis, and they have definitely given me an edge over my peers. The research master in philosophy and economics allowed me to greatly improve my argumentative skills for my writing, presenting and debating or simply when I am on a phone call with my clients. I can now write down my ideas in a clear, organised and convincing manner. Similarly, when presenting at an event, I express my arguments in a direct and clear fashion, followed by addressing these possible counter arguments. 

Before: Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel (a Brussels-based economic policy think tank)
After: Senior Economist at Oxford Economics (an independent global economic consultancy)

Elina Vessonen | Alumna 2015

I have long thought philosophy has much to offer for the social sciences, and I applied for the Research Master in Philosophy and Economics hoping to work with students and researchers who felt the same way. The programme more than lived up to my expectations. I learned how to write papers and give talks that employ rigorous philosophical argumentation to address topical social scientific problems. The programme prepared me very well for my PhD research, in which I continue to explore the fascinating questions that I first encountered while being part of the supportive EIPE community.

Before: Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, University of Helsinki
After: PhD student at History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

Darian Heim | Alumnus 2013

I would have not been able to approach and finish my PhD studies in such a structured and satisfying manner, had it not been for the preparation that the challenging but rewarding Research Master in Philosophy and Economics at EIPE provided me with. EIPE is one of those rare places that teaches analytical rigour without curbing intellectual curiosity. All in all, a degree that guarantees a privileged experience of high academic value.

Before: Bachelor's degree Philosophy (major), Economics (minor), Université de Fribourg
After: PhD in Law at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.