PhD Scholarships in Public Economics, Defap Graduate School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration [Italy]

Defap Graduate School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration
Public Economics
Defap, Graduate School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration offers a 3 years Ph.D. programme in Public Economics
The new PhD programme is a joint project by Università Cattolica (Milano), Università degli Studi (Milano) and Università degli studi (Milano-Bicocca) and is structured in two parts: three semesters of taught courses and three semesters of research. In the first year students attend eight compulsory courses devoted to quantitative methods, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and public economics. During the first semester of the second year students attend advanced courses that bring them to the frontier of research in several fields.

The programme, taught in English, includes rigorous training in both theoretical subjects and advanced techniques with special attention to empirical tools. The Faculty of the School includes teaching staff from the three founding institutions and from several top foreign universities. The School has established exchange programmes with international institutions and academic departments. The PhD programme is now in its fifth year of activity, it is widely recognized as one of the best Italian PhD programs in Public Economics, and has built a very promising track record in placing its graduates.

Deadline and positions
There are 10 positions available and 5 scholarship will be awarded on merit. The applications must be sent within 30 days from the publication of the Announcement on “Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana”. Admissions will be announced on July 29.

Undergraduate students can apply if they obtain their degree. In this case, admission will be accepted conditionally and the candidate will have submit to the diploma di laurea or the foreign academic qualification by the deadline matriculation, or give up the place.

Application form can be downloaded at:


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