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Economics, Ph.D.

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The Economics from Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) is defined in collaboration with the thesis supervisor. The PhD candidate is requested to follow basic as well as deepening courses.

Deepening courses

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

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Advanced Public or Regional Economics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Economic Analysis
  • Economic Policy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The doctoral programme addresses graduates of promising talent and keen to launch into a high-profile career. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Lugano

  • 1516 - 2140 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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