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 worlwide. In 2008-2009 IDEA was awarded the Quality Recognition (Mención de Calidad) by theSpanish Ministry of Education and Science, a recognition that has been awarded to IDEA each academic year since 1994 when the Ministry first started using this official seal to mark quality PhD programs in Spain.
The success of IDEA centres around the following unique features:
The growth and maintainance of aworld class facultyincluding recipients of the Rey Juan Carlos and the Rey Jaume I awards in Economics, as well as the first Spanish fellow of the Econometrics Society.
The presence of a unique student support systemdesigned to provide help at all levels (initial application, finance including full grants for 60% master and 100% doctoral students individual academic tutoring, leisure and in finding employment).
A proven ability to generatedoctorswith a sustained and successful research life.
The capacity to place its graduates in attractive research and also in policy oriented institutions.