The doctoral programme in Economics is composed of common scientific doctoral studies, major and research-related studies, and a dissertation. Center for the Doctoral Programme coordinates all doctoral programmes at the Aalto School of Business. The application process for the doctoral programmes is also coordinated by the Center for the Doctoral Programme. The contact person of the doctoral programme at the Department of Economics is professor Matti Liski.
Doctoral studies in economics are organised in cooperation with the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Economics (FDPE). The programme consists of diverse doctoral courses and seminars which provide a thorough training in the skills required of the contemporary academic and professional economists. All doctoral students are expected to gain a broad knowledge in various fields of economics during the first years of studies.The three main compulsory courses- microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics - are offered yearly. In addition, FDPE offers 4-8 field courses on varying topics each year as well as research seminars on different topics. All courses are lectured in English.