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Our Institute actively and highly successfully assists its graduates in finding suitable placements. Activities are coordinated by the Director of Graduate Studies but the entire faculty is actively involved by making good use of the extensive research network available.
Graduates of our program typically continue their graduate education at top PhD programs or take on jobs in important think tanks, policy making institutions, or the financial sector.
In the last years graduates had the option to continue their education at the following highly regarded PhD programs: Columbia, Cornell, Chicago, EUI Florence, LSE, Northwestern: Economics, Northwestern: MEDs, NYU, Princeton, Stockholm School of Economics, Tilburg, Tinbergen Institute, Toulouse, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University College, London, University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, San Diego, University of Rochester, University of Zurich, Vienna Graduate School of Economics, Vienna Graduate School of Finance, and Yale University.
Students of the last couple of cohorts were placed at the following PhD programs:
|Albrecht, Dorisz||2015 - 2017||Princeton University|
|Girstmair, Stefan||2015 - 2017||GSEFM Frankfurt|
|Rácz, Zoltán||2015 - 2017||Stockholm School of Economics|
|Zuzek, Simon||2015 - 2017||University of Zurich|
|Akar, Gizem||2014 - 2016||WU Vienna|
|Grga, Nikola||2014 - 2016||Vienna Graduate School of Economics|
|Huber, Maximilian||2014 - 2016||New York University|
|Plavsic, Bozidar||2014 - 2016||U. Columbia|
|Possnig, Clemens||2014 - 2016||U. British Columbia|
|Reuter, Johanna||2014 - 2016||EUI, Florence|
|Pusztai, Peter||2014 - 2016||U. Minnesota|
|Rotarescu, Andreea||2014 - 2016||John Hopinks U.|
|Bardocy, Bence||2013 - 2015||Northwestern University|
|Ciuciu, Claudia||2013 - 2015||University Carlos III of Madrid|
|Greimel, Fabian||2013 - 2015||University of Mannheim|
|Horváth, Peter||2013 - 2015||Duke University|
|Kazempour, Amir||2013 - 2015||Rice University|
|Kozics, György||2013 - 2015||Central European University|
|Zessner-Spitzenberg, Leopold||2013 - 2015||Vienna Graduate School of Economics|
|Dubey, Ashim||2012 - 2014||Pennsylvania State University|
|Hergovich, Philipp||2012 - 2014||Vienna Graduate School of Economics|
|Lukmanova, Elizaveta||2012 - 2014||Vienna University of Economics and Business|
|Mayer, Fruzsina||2012 - 2014||University of Calgary|
|Mazur, Karol||2012 - 2014||European University Institute|
|Ortega, Josué||2012 - 2014||University of Glasgow|
|Ostrizek, Franz||2012 - 2014||Princeton University|
|Satdarov, Alexander||2012 - 2014||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Tétényi, László||2012 - 2014||New York University|
|Ziegler, Gabriel||2012 - 2014||Northwestern University|
|Goncharenko, Roman||2011 - 2013||Vienna Graduate School of Finance|
|Hubmer, Joachim||2011 - 2013||Yale University|
|Kasberger, Bernhard||2011 - 2013||Vienna Graduate School of Economics|
|Koll, David||2011 - 2013||European University Institute, Florence|
|Mayr, Lukas||2011 - 2013||European University Institute, Florence|
|Szöke, Balint||2011 - 2013||New York University|
|Foltyn, Richard||2010 - 2012||Stockholm University|
|Szabadi, Béla||2010 - 2012||Northwestern University|
|Uhrin, Gábor||2010 - 2012||Toulouse School of Economics|
|Widmann, Rainer||2010 - 2012||Kellogg School of Management|
|Gulyás, Andreas||2009 - 2011||UCLA|
|Jungbauer, Thomas||2009 - 2011||Northwestern University|
|Neumüller, Simon||2009 - 2011||Geneva Graduate Institute|
|Schneeberger, Stefan||2009 - 2011||Yale University|
|Windsteiger, Lisa||2009 - 2011||London School of Economics|
Some of our graduates have also been hired as Economists by the Austrian Central Bank, ministries and several local universities. Some of our graduates have been or are now professors at Bogazici, Kellogg, Northwestern, LSE, Munich, Princeton, Yale, Zurich, or work in top positions at ECB, EU, IMF, OECD, OPEC, the World Bank, and central banks around the world. The current governor of the Austrian National Bank, Professor Ewald Nowotny, was one of the first students in our program from 1967 - 1969.
After finishing his first year at Stockholm University, Richard Foltyn regards the IHS master program as a solid foundation for PhD studies. "Before I started at IHS, I was told that the curriculum was more formal than various PhD programs. Back then it was hard to believe, but it turns out that it's not only true, but also immensely helpful in surviving the first year as a PhD," he says.
Comparing with his current colleagues at Stockholm University, he thinks that the program at IHS can certainly compete with other master programs at European universities. "In particular when it comes to numerical solutions in macroeconomics
and numerical methods in general, the faculty at IHS did an outstanding job to teach methods that I was immediately able to use in my continuing studies," he adds.
Furthermore, he says that due to the very small cohort size at IHS it is easy to communicate with faculty members on a regular basis, something that cannot be taken for granted at large universities. "While the program certainly was exhausting at times, I continue to recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue a PhD program in economics," Richard concludes.
In June 2012 IHS alumni Stefan Schneeberger, who is currently pursuing his PhD in Economics at Yale University, came to visit and took the Elective Course “Topics in Econometrics” by Maximilian Kasy from Harvard University. We took the opportunity to talk to Stefan about his studies in Yale, a review of his studies at IHS and an outlook of his future career.
Stefan considers the IHS MSc program as the perfect preparation for PhD studies and as his gateway for his PhD program. Looking back one year after finishing the MSc he says that he really enjoyed studying at IHS, the faculty was easy to approach, but the biggest asset was the individual mentoring. Stefan would definitely apply again for the MSc of Economics Program at IHS. “Only when I started studying in the US, I began to appreciate the high work load at IHS” he says, smiling. “The demand and pressure in Yale is extremely high, but IHS prepared me well for that. I definitely had an advantage in comparison to students from other universities in terms of experience and knowledge.”
Stefan will stay in the US for the next couple of years, but when returning to Europe he would not decline an offer from IHS for an Economist position…