The PhD in Economics is a three-year program of the Universities of Milan and Pavia. The PhD degree is awarded after completion of coursework and defense of an original thesis. Every year, six fully-funded positions are offered to selected candidates.
The program aims at training outstanding scholars for professional careers in Universities, Government, or research departments of private and public institutions. To this purpose, we provide training and supervision to doctoral students who want to develop research projects that add new knowledge in Economics. The successful candidate, after three years of advanced study and research closely supervised by Faculty members, will be able to: i) ask relevant research questions; ii) design a research strategy; iii) use up-to-date modelling and empirical approaches; iv) present the results in articles publishable in international scientific journals. Students develop these skills by doing research in one of six research areas in which our Faculty is at the frontier of economic research.
The PhD program offers core teaching in the first year, and encourages students to focus on research in one of the following fields in which Faculty members offer expert supervision: