The aim of the program is to bring the students to the frontier of modern economic research and to provide adequate training for a successful career in academia, research center and international institutions. Particular emphasis will be placed on the foundations of economic theory, quantitative methods and the economic analysis of institutions.
The program is based on 3 semesters of classes, plus 1 or 2 years for completing the doctoral dissertation.
Classes are taught by professors with significant teaching experience research record.
International links with European and non European universities provide exchange programs for students and professors.
Students will be granted the Ph.D. only after having passed all exams and successfully defended their dissertation.
The program aims at enrolling highly qualified students. A maximum of 10 students will be admitted each year. Five fellowships will be offered by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” students, selected through competitive examination.
At the end of their second year students will have to present a detailed dissertation proposal.
Second-year students will also be asked to attend the Economic seminars organized at CEIS Tor Vergata.
During their third year, students have to give a seminar and, by the end of the year, submit a draft of their dissertation.
Special support is available for students who carry out part of their research in other institutions.
While students are expected to complete their dissertation within their third year, special permission can be requested to delay submission of their doctoral dissertation.