European Doctoral
  Group in Economics

What is EDGE?


The European Doctoral Group in Economics, EDGE, is a joint initiative of six leading economics departments in Europe:

  • Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille, France)
  • University of Cambridge (Cambridge, U.K.)
  • KÝbenhavns Universitet (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • University College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Universitŗ Bocconi (Milano, Italy)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt MŁnchen (Munich, Germany)

The purpose of the network is to promote the exchange of doctoral students in order to better enable them to conduct economic research at the highest international level and to get a broader perspective on economic policy issues.

European economic departments are typically too small to offer the full range of graduate classes that are taught at top universities in the U.S. Therefore, the participating institutions combine their strengths and strongly encourage their doctoral students to spend up to one academic year at one of the partner universities in order to complement their graduate education by taking specialized courses abroad. Furthermore, those students who already have a well-defined research project can collaborate with an expert in their field at one of the partner institutions. All exchange students will benefit from getting acquainted with a new research environment in a different country and from establishing contact with other researchers and doctoral students in Europe.

The participating institutions wave tuition and fees for exchange students from the partner universities. The founding members of EDGE (Cambridge, Copenhagen, Dublin and Munich) have already been awarded the status of Marie Curie Training Sites by the European Commission and can offer Marie Curie Fellowships to some of the incoming exchange students. Furthermore, there are numerous grants and scholarships by national and private research foundations to which prospective students can apply in order to finance their studies.

EDGE organizes an annual conference, the Jamboree, to be held at one of the partner institutions, in order to further promote the contacts between our departments and the exchange of ideas and students.



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