Economics and political economy

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Programme overview


The PhD programme in Economics and political economy aims to provide students with the theoretical and analytical instruments that allows them to understand economics facts, propose theoretical models and conduct empirical analysis at the frontier of economic research. Such instruments are acquired through the attendance of advanced courses, summer/winter schools and seminars organized by the PhD programme, by the Department and by other academic institutions and research centers. Moreover, visiting periods at foreign departments contribute to complete students training in specific fields of interest.

Learning objectives

The PhD programme offers a training on the main economic theories, also with an historical perspective, at an advanced level. Particular emphasis is given to the acquisition of quantitative tools necessary for conducting theoretical and empirical research and to the knowledge of the most common useful software. All courses are taught in English. Main research themes are:
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Applied Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics
  • Economic History
  • History of Economic Thought

Career perspectives

The PhD programme trains professional profiles able to conduct research activity within academic departments, private and public research centers, consultancy firms, national and international institutions that advise government activities and in public and private organizations requiring advanced economic expertise.


Info 2021/22

Degree type
Duration and credits
• Corso di economics and political economy
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• Corso di economics and political economy - bando settembre
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• Corso di economics and political economy - bando pon
Evaluation on supporting documents and interview
Head of programme
Anna Bottasso
To learn more about the Course visit the dedicated section

Head of programme

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Benvenuti al corso di dottorato in Economics and political economy.  

Anna Bottasso
Head of Programme

International collaborations

  • Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, Ispra, Unit of Counterfactual Impact Evaluation (CIE) of public policies
  • Universitè Cote d'Azur (Nizza)
  • Institute for Employment Research, Norimberga
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Essex
  • Paris School of Economics

Training offer

Teaching activities

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Training activities

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Dedicated website

To learn more, please visit the dedicated PhD course website.