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The European Ph.D. in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies (Sess.EuroPhD). Sess.EuroPhD is an international, interdisciplinary, graduate program in which a consortium of eight partner universities (from Italy, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, and UK) cooperate to provide graduate students from all over the world with the possibility for training and doing high-level research in the fields of Economics, Sociology, and Statistics.

The Italian branch of the program is currently based at the Department of Economics and Law of Sapienza University and is chaired by Fabio Sabatini.

The PhD program promotes a scientific approach in the study of the relationships between economic, demographic, and social phenomena, with the ultimate aims to nurture the scientific debate and help to design economic and social policies supporting growth, wellbeing, and social cohesion.

PhD students primarily carry out their research activity in the fields of Applied Economics, Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Economic History, Political Economics, Political Science, and Public Economics (in alphabetical order), always from an interdisciplinary perspective.

After the completion of the program, the doctoral degree of Doctor Europaeus is awarded. Doctors will be able to:

- Carry out research activity in the fields of Economics, Economic History, Applied Economics, Sociology, and Applied Statistics, both in academic and non-academic institutions such as international organizations.

- Hold leading roles in public and private, national or international, institutions.

To reach these goals, Ph.D. students will:

- Learn the most advanced techniques for applied research in different social disciplines.

- Spend at least two visiting periods abroad, usually at leading universities in the field of studies dealt with in the student's dissertation.

- Work under the supervision of leading scholars in the same fields of studies.

In line with the Bologna reforms, the SESS.EuroPhD is designed for a period of three years of study, each one characterized by specific objectives and expected outcomes, which may vary depending on students' projects and background.


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