The PhD Program in Economics and in Economics and Finance (DEFAP) combines the research and teaching skills of two well-established universities, namely Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca. The PhD program is run by a Managing Committee under the supervision of an International Scientific Committee.
The DEFAP PhD program aims to:
- offer students a thorough understanding of the working of modern economies;
- equip students with the skills required to undertake successfully academic research and/or a career in the private sector, in international organizations and in governmental bodies.
Economics and quantitative methods form the core of the DEFAP PhD program. Our students are in daily contact with prestigious academics and are exposed to a culture of openness and diversity.