Phds In Public Economics

Universities and Institutes of Czech
November 30, 2023
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11 Sep 2023

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Masaryk University - Faculty of Economics and Administration


Department of Public Economics

Research Field

Economics » Administrative sciences

Economics » Local public economics

Economics » Political economy

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)


Czech Republic

Application Deadline

30 Nov 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Prague)

Type of Contract

Not Applicable

Job Status

Not Applicable

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Department of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic), is inviting PhD applicants in the broad field of public economics. The course focuses on scientific research and independent and creative practical or theoretical work in the areas of research and development. Students and recent graduates with a background in economics, finance, management, statistics, psychology, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Any of the following research areas is of particular interest:

1. Theoretical public economics

2. Experimental public economics

3. Public sector economics and economy

4. Non-profit sector economics and economy

5. Public administration

Successful applicants will work within a relevant research group. Different specialized units are expected to support their endeavours – especially the Masaryk University Experimental Economics Laboratory (MUEEL), the Institute for Public Administration, the Centre for Nonprofit Sector Research (CVNS), and the Institute for Sustainability and Circular Economy. You will be supervised by one of senior scholars from the research group.

If you wish to apply, please check profiles of potential supervisors and submit

  • Letter of application, including description of areas of expertise, research interests, and experience
  • Complete CV
  • to the prospective supervisor according to your research interest and their area of expertise and CC the program chair Juraj Nemec ( [email protected] ).

    Once your future supervisor agrees, you may officially apply via our online application. A fee for one application at the Faculty of Economics and Administration is 700 CZK. The online application requires you to submit the following documents (in English):

  • Dissertation project (based on the topic you agreed on with your future supervisor)
  • Structured professional CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Proof of achieved education
  • Application deadlines:

    30th November 2023, 23:59 (course start date in February 2024)

  • Dissertation project may be submitted by the 20th December 2023.
  • 30th April 2024, 23:59 (course start date in September 2024)

  • Dissertation project may be submitted by the 21st May 2024.
  • In case of any questions regarding the PhD programs in general or the application process, please contact Lucie Přikrylová ([email protected]).

    You can also find information on our website. We recommend to read the Terms and Conditions of Admission to the Faculty of Economics and Administration as well.

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    Research Field

    Economics » Applied economics

    Education Level

    Master Degree or equivalent

    Research Field

    Economics » Business economics

    Education Level

    Master Degree or equivalent

    Research Field

    Economics » Management studies

    Education Level

    Master Degree or equivalent


    The ideal candidate:

  • must have completed Master's degree in Economics, Applied Economics, Business and management, Psychology or related fields before the beginning of the course;
  • must be well versed in quantitative/qualitative research methods and techniques;
  • must demonstrate attention to detail, and combine integrity, creativity, efficiency and a willingness to cooperate with colleagues;
  • must be passionate about economic/public administration research in general and about his/her topic in particular;
  • must possess good communication and presentation skills; they must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).
  • Previous (research) experience, although not required, is considered a bonus.




    Additional Information


    PhD students initially receive a minimal fellowship of 15,500 CZK (approx. 600 EUR) per month for 24 months. After successful defence of their research proposal and first results, minimal funding of 18,000 CZK (approx. 700 EUR) per month is extended of additional 24 months. In addition, there is a possibility to apply for travel allowances, to participate in a students' grant competition with a high success rate and to participate in research projects with external funding. PhD students typically spend at least one semester at a research-stay at an international university in Europe. There is no tuition fee.

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    Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University


    Czech Republic



    Postal Code



    Lipová 41a


    Where to apply


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    Lipová 507/41a

    Postal Code

    602 00


    [email protected]


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