QED: Network of distinguished schools of economics from across Europe

The QED is a networking program that organizes jamborees – work in progress workshops that gather participants from all partner institutions – as an integral part of the training.


Every year PhD candidates and Faculty members represented at these jamborees present and discuss their work and also contribute with comments and input in the various discussions.

PhD candidates can contact their local QED coordinators if they are interested in an exchange term or short stay visits at one of the QED partner universities.

The next workshop takes place in May 2025 and will be hosted by Bielefeld University in Germany.

Read about the members of the network below.






Alicante is the second largest city in the Valencian Region and is the capital of the southern most of the three Valencian provinces.

The University of Alicante

For a presentation of the University of Alicante - please see the main website of The University of Alicante.

The Department of Economics

For a presentation of the department - please consult the website:

Departamento de Fundamentos del Análisis Económico

Program in Quantitative Economics




































The University of Copenhagen is located in the capital of Denmark. Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia with a population of over 1.5 million.

The University of Copenhagen

For a presentation of the University of Copenhagen - please see the main website of The University of Copenhagen.

The Faculty of Social Sciences

For a presentation of the faculty - please consult the website of The Faculty of Social Sciences.

The Department of Economics

Research at the Department of Economics covers a wide range of subjects, with Economic Theory as the common starting point. Central areas of research are: Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Econometrics, Empirical Economics, History of Economics, and Economic Development and statistics.

For a presentation of the department - please consult the website of The Department of Economics

MSc in Economics

For an overview of courses on our Master in Economics please consult this website.



The University is situated in picturesque Padova (Padua in English), in the northeast of Italy, boasting a population of two hundred thousand, including a vibrant student community!

The University of Padova 

Founded in 1222, the University of Padova is the second-oldest university in Italy and the world's fifth-oldest surviving university. Notable figures such as Galileo, Copernicus, and Elena Cornaro, one of the first woman to earn an academic degree in 1678, have been associated with the institution. For a comprehensive overview of the University of Padova, please visit its official website.

The Department 

Established in 1989, the Department of Economics and Management Marco Fanno (dSEA) swiftly gained recognition for its high-quality research and teaching. Recognized by the Italian Ministry as a "Department of Excellence" and accredited by EQUIS, dSEA's faculty members consistently contribute groundbreaking research to top international journals, impacting policy-making. Research within dSEA spans a wide spectrum of Economics, encompassing Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and Applied Economics. For an overview of the department, where the PhD program plays a crucial role, please consult the department's website.






QEM Master Erasmus Mundus (Erasmus Mundus Master: Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics). All courses of this master are in English

Economie Panthéon-Sorbonne: the page of the doctoral program in economics in Paris 1.






Since 1995, the QED workshops took place as follows:

Click on link to see program.

The time of the workshop is usually one of the first weekends in May.