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We offer interested post-graduate students the possibility to obtain a Ph.D. in the field of development economics.

We invite applications from interested students for individual Ph.D. projects on topics that fall within the scope of our research group. Depending on ongoing projects and funding opportunities, each year 1-2 new PhD students will be admitted on a competitive basis to work within the group. They will be either directly employed or externally funded. Successful applicants will be supervised by Prof. Isabel Günther.

Open Positions

PhD position in options for increasing supply-chain transparency and coping with negative environmental and socio-economic impacts of metals consumption. More information can be found here.

Additional information

General information about doctoral studies at the Department of Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (D-GESS) can be found here.

General information about the doctoral studies at the ETH Zürich can be found here.

Detailed information about the requirements for doctorates can be found here.

List of Dissertations at the Chair of Development Economics (since 2013):

Alexandra Christina Horst (2015) “Economics of Slum Sanitation”

Laura Metzger (2015) “The Relevance of Aid Effectiveness for Private and Public Donors - An Empirical Analyses”

Elizabeth Tilley (2015) “Acceptance, Impact and Feasibility of Incentives for increasing Toilet Use: A Case Study in Ethekwini, South Africa”

Jonathan Gheyssens (2013) “Essays on Public Good Decisions. The Role of Context at the Micro and Macro Levels”

Jan Mathis Schüpbach (2014) “Foreign Direct Investment in Agriculture. The Impact of Outgrower Schemes and Large-Scale Farm Employment on Wealth in Zambia”

Claudia Casarotto (2013) “Water Economics and Governance in the Kafue River Basin, Zambia”

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