General description
The International Doctorate in Economic Analysis is a highly competitive international Ph.D. program in Economics. Launched in 1991-1992 IDEA was the first postgraduate program in Southern Europe drawing on the Anglo-Saxon tradition of two years coursework, with a supervised master thesis and a further two or three years devoted to a PhD thesis. We are proud that IDEA has succeeded in maintaining its exceptional standards over the years, receiving awards and gaining recognition worldwide. The success of IDEA centers around the following unique features:
• The growth and maintenance of a world class faculty
• An insistence on competitive entrance requirements
• The establishment and consolidation of an international vocation
• The presence of a unique student support system designed to provide help at all levels
• A proven ability to generate doctors with a sustained and successful research life.
• The capacity to place its graduates in attractive research and also in policy oriented institutions.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona PhD Program