Our distinctive identity is reflected in the profile of the faculty, the curriculum of our program, the placement and career development of our students, our research output and dissemination and concrete engagement with policymakers.
The professors, who are well known in their respective areas of specialization, all have first-hand experience in using international economics to address the world’s most pressing problems from their concrete involvement in policy initiatives and enforcement. This experience provides continuous feedback in shaping our teaching while simultaneously creating professional networks that facilitate placement of our students. In preparing students for policy-relevant jobs, the Institute’s multi-disciplinarity and bilingualism provide a unique advantage over traditional economic departments. Located physically in the center of Geneva’s numerous international organizations, the Graduate Institute is a global hub for policy-relevant research in international relations in general and international economics in particular.
Our strengths lie in macroeconomics and finance, development economics, and trade and environmental economics. The Department offers a master programme in International Economics with specializations in International Finance, Development Economics and International Trade. We also offer two PhD programmes: one in International Economics, the other in Development Economics.