EIPE Ph.D. Programme

The EIPE Ph.D. programme offers the opportunity to do graduate work in philosophy of economics at the world's leading research institute in philosophy and economics.

The standing of the EIPE Ph.D. Programme is enhanced by a very high professor-student ratio, a teaching programme with a strong emphasis on writing research papers, participation in ongoing research within the confines of the EIPE research programme, and subsidiary supportive activities such as research seminars, workshops, and contacts with visiting scholars.

Dissertation topics will fall within the range of the EIPE research programme, and will be supervised by members of EIPE, whose orientations are diverse but complementary and overlapping. Meet some of EIPE's current and former Ph.D. students here.

Admission

Two tracks in the EIPE Ph.D. programme are available:

1. Students with a BA in philosophy or economics complete the Erasmus Research Master in Philosophy and Economics with an overall grade of 8 or higher and subsequently apply to complete their Ph.D. dissertation at EIPE.

2. Students with an MA or MSc in a relevant discipline complete a tailored coursework programme with courses from the Erasmus Research Master in Philosophy and Economics. Upon completing the coursework with an overall grade of 8 or higher, students can apply to complete their Ph.D. dissertation at EIPE.

For both tracks, students should apply for the Erasmus Research Master in Philosophy and Economics in the first instance and mention in their application their intention to do the Ph.D. at EIPE.

Funding

Students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funding at the start of their Ph.D. studies. Every year, EIPE awards up to two 3-year Ph.D. scholarships to the best-qualified students who lack external funding. All EIPE Ph.D. students also receive a conference allowance to attend and present their work at international external conferences.

About EIPE

Although researchers with a serious interest in economic methodology are scattered around the world, there is only one Ph.D. program in the field, at Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Not surprisingly, this institute has attracted an outstanding faculty; and it regularly hosts as visitors all the leading figures in the field. It is a very special place which I regularly recommend to students interested in graduate studies in economic methodology.
Daniel Hausman
Herbert A. Simon and Hilldale Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison