Institute of Economic Research


Created in 1985, the Institute of Economic Research at Neuchâtel (IRENE) is the competence center for research and education in economics at the University of Neuchâtel.

The Institute offers several options for students (Bachelor in Economics, Master in Applied Economics, PhD in Economics, and a continuing education diploma in Economics and Public Finance), carries out applied research in economics, and offers services to the community in the form of projects mandated by national and international organisations.

The current director is Professor Mehdi Farsi.

Graduation ceremony

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Congratulations to all our graduates!


This year a record number of graduates in continuing education for the Institute of Economic Research:

CAS GSP: 12 graduates

CAS EFP:  13 graduates


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PHD Course

PhD Course in central bank history by Prof. Eric Monnet at the University of Neuchâtel

Date: 6.-7. and 10.-12. January 2022

Registration deadline: 15.November 2021

Registration form and syllabus

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Recent publications

Sylvain Weber (scientific researcher), Laurent Ott (PhD Candidate)

Prof. Bruno Lanz, Nathan Delacrétaz (PhD Candidate SNSF), Jeremy Van Dijk (PhD Candidate)

Prof. Mehdi Farsi, Sylvain Weber (scientific researcher), Jeremy Van Dijk (PhD Candidate)