PhD International Law and Economics

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi

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Duration full-time: 36 months
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
Project type: Predefined

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The PhD in International Law and Economics began in 1990 and has been part of the Bocconi PhD School since 2006. This unique PhD program is particularly interdisciplinary in nature and has connections with universities abroad, specialized research centers and international organizations.

The program aims to provide the tools for the analysis of political and economic presumptions and the typical legal patterns in which national economies evolve. The subjects offered are therefore Public International Law and International Business Law (international contracts), Trade Law, European Union Law, Public Law and Economics, International Taxation Law, International Economics and European Integration as well as the principles and functioning of the main economic organizations (European Commision, OMC/WTO, IMF, World Bank, OECD, regional organizations), legal regulations of the economy (anti-trust, environmental, investments) development economics.


Course Structure

The PhD in International Law and Economics lasts 3 years and is organized in courses and specialized seminars, in working groups and seminar series in Italy and abroad.

The three-year PhD program in International Law and Economics covers the following areas of specialization:

1. International law
2. International taxation
3. International Economics

During the First year, students have to attend about 350 hours of obbligatory courses, that are integrated with short courses, specialist seminars, conferences in Italy and abroad.

First Semester

* International Business Law
* European Union Law
* Public International Law
* Economic Analysis of Law
* International Economics

Second Semester

* Competition Law and Policy
* International Taxation Law
* International Economic Law and Dispute Settlement
* Comparative Public Law and Economics
* Economics of International Development
* Market and Environmental Regulation
* Economics of European Integration
* International Trade Law
* International Protection of Intellectual Property
* International Investment Law

During the second year doctoral students are invited to travel abroad and carry out research in universities and research centers. Participation to relevant conferences, courses and seminars at other qualified institutions is encouraged.

The third year is dedicated to their thesis.

Future Careers

Over 70 doctorate students found a placementin international organizations, research centers, public administrations, multinational organizations, consultancy and professional law firms, as well as in universities in Italy and abroad.

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