The Programme is jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg .

Moreover, it is part of a European network - involving the University of Sussex, Aalborg, Manchester, Paris XIII, Oslo and several others, supporting inter-European exchanges of research students and faculty, within the European Network of Excellence DIME.

In addition to the teaching activities, Ph.D. students are nested in 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.