A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena

Welcome to the GSBC-EIC - The Economics of Innovative Change

The Research Training Group...

The program...

... is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG RTG 1411) and offers the opportunity to achieve a doctoral degree (PhD) in economics for excellent, top-level rated students. The program is designed for three years.

  • During the first year students improve their basic theoretical knowledge and methodological competencies.
  • In the second year students concentrate on their essential research activities.
  • During the last year individual PhD projects are completed.

Every year, the program includes a summer school with lectures held by renowned international researchers. Within the last two years, a research visit at one of the partner universities abroad for about three months is recommended.


...include Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics, Economic Dynamics, Entrepeneurship, Experimental Economics, Game Theory, Innovation and Trade, Innovation Systems...


  • ...will benefit from close interaction of theoretical and empirical work,
  • ...will apply complementary methodological approaches,
  • ...will have an interest in quantitative and experimental methods.

Mon 10-Oct-16
Tue 11-Oct-16
Sat 15-Oct-16
Sun 16-Oct-16
Mon 17-Oct-16
10:00 - 12:00
GK Lecture
Uwe Cantner
Fri 21-Oct-16
Sat 22-Oct-16
Sun 23-Oct-16
Mon 24-Oct-16
10:00 - 12:00
GK Lecture
Uwe Cantner
Fri 28-Oct-16
Sat 29-Oct-16
Sun 30-Oct-16
Mon 31-Oct-16
10:00 - 12:00
GK Lecture
Uwe Cantner
Wed 2-Nov-16
Fri 4-Nov-16
Sat 5-Nov-16
Sun 6-Nov-16
Wed 9-Nov-16
Fri 11-Nov-16
Sat 12-Nov-16
Sun 13-Nov-16
Mon 14-Nov-16
10:00 - 12:00
GK Lecture
Uwe Cantner
Wed 16-Nov-16
Fri 18-Nov-16
Sat 19-Nov-16
Sun 20-Nov-16
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