Doctoral program in Economics

The doctoral program in economics consists of a basic and a deepening level. The program is defined in collaboration with the thesis supervisor. The PhD candidate is requested to follow basic as well as deepening courses.

Basic courses - specialization in "Microeconomics"
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Econometrics
Advanced Public or Regional Economics

Basic courses - specialization in "Macroeconomics"
Advanced Macroeconomics
Economic Analysis
Economic Policy

Deepening courses

Deepening courses are all courses and seminars offered to PhD students which are not listed above as basic courses.

Basic and deepening courses can be taken at USI or other universities. A selection of deepening courses is provided by two networks (Swiss School of Public Health; Swiss Public Administration Network), of which USI is part.

PhD students in economics are invited to participate in the Research Seminar in Economics offered every semester. Moreover, every PhD student is obliged to present his/her research at least twice during his studies in the framework of a PhD seminar organized by the professors of economics.

The PhD program offered by the Swiss National Bank at the Study Center Gerzensee is considered equivalent to the PhD program required by USI.

For further information please contact
Prof.ssa Patricia Funk

Regulations for the Degree of PhD, 17.09.2015 (69 KB)

Enrollment Form to the Doctoral School (62 KB)

Direttive USI per il programma di dottorato in Economia / Directives for the PhD in Economics at USI (209 KB)