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The Institute for Economics and Econometrics (IEE) is responsible for teaching and research in economics and econometrics within the Geneva School of Economics and Management.

Its objective is to contribute to the education of tomorrow’s generation in a globalized and permanently changing world. Our programs provide frontier tools to better understand tomorrow’s economic and social challenges, and help our students become tomorrow’s business, economic and political leaders. In a world where information and data are available like never before it has become easier and crucial to quantify the impact and interaction of economic, political and social variables. The Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral programs of the Institute of Economics and Econometrics are aimed towards measurement and quantification of these phenomena.


Excellence in teaching feeds on excellence in research. Our research environment combines profound knowledge of the principles governing modern economics and rigorous statistical and econometric tools. These attributes help the Institute be established as a center of excellence in applied economics and econometrics, in domains ranging from international trade to labor markets and migration, to development and environmental issues, to banking and finance, to panel data and time series models and so on.

The Institute’s research is not only limited to publications in top scientific journals, but also consists in collaborative work with many of the international organizations located in Geneva and elsewhere, such as the World Trade Organization, UNCTAD, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Development Program, the International Trade Center, the World Bank, CIMMYT, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Weekly seminars, conferences, joint-research projects, and internships allow the Institute to have a significant positive impact outside the scientific community.

Our researchers are also committed to helping the cause of a better world with many of them advising for international organizations, national and local governments in both developing and developed countries on topics that range from inequality, poverty, unemployment and human development, to socio-economic impacts of desertification, export promotion, diversification and globalization, as well as on modelling issues.