Program Details

2014/15 PhD program in Economics at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca
Lucca, Italy
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Economic Development

Program Overview

Program Description:
Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Economics for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ( The three year doctoral program is articulated in curricula. The 8 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background. The Economics curriculum provides participants with a solid knowledge base in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and management, as well as in some more specific fields, such as political economy and the analysis of complex systems. Students and faculty address a wide range of research questions in the areas of macroeconomics, political economy, economics of innovation and industrial economics. In particular, the curriculum deals with issues in political economy, applied public economics, the functioning of industries and markets and the impact of macroeconomic factors on the functioning of markets, as well as on productivity and growth. The character of the curriculum is distinctive in its deployment of a strong integration of theoretical, technical and practical expertise, to educate highly qualified professionals who analyze, plan, and manage concrete applications of political economy. The main job opportunities for graduates from this curriculum are at national and international, public and private agencies and institutions analyzing political economics, public finance, market analysis and evaluation of the impact of reforms on the economic system; consultancy societies, sectorial or national authorities, big enterprises, national governmental institutions (ministries and local authorities); and EC institutions; national and international universities. All students are based in the newly restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The campus includes residential facilities, including an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, and outdoor recreational spaces, all serving to add a cultural and social dimension to the professional experience of the doctoral program. Eligible students will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,600/year. The PhD program at IMT attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the Institute. To further enhance the internationality of the program, all students have the opportunity to spend anywhere from 2-9 months abroad at a research institute or university, with the possibility of receiving additional financing through the Erasmus+ program. To find out more about the institute, the requirements for admission and how to apply, please see our website. You can also sign up for our free interactive webinar scheduled for June 5th 2014. The deadline for applications is July 14th 2014, 6 pm Italian time. Find IMT on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for the latest news.

Additional Program Information

IMT is public Italian university.
Financial Aid:
Candidates must have obtained a four or five year undergraduate degree by October 31st 2014.