The Sant'Anna-IUSS Doctoral Program in Economics is a four-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students seeking jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies.
Students are offered one year of intensive course work by an international Faculty composed of permanent staff of both the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and IUSS Pavia, and a large group of Visiting Scholars, and will then proceed to supervised research work, yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in international journals.
In addition to the teaching activities, Ph.D. students are part of a rich research environment within the Institute of Economics at the Sant'Anna School, and the Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA), where they are encouraged to take part in various ongoing research projects. Moreover, the Programme is part of a European network - involving the University of Sussex, Aalborg, Manchester, Paris XIII, Oslo and several other universities, supporting inter-European exchanges of research students and faculty.