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About Public Policy and Administration at Bocconi University

The PhD in Public Policy & Administration is a 4-year PhD program completely taught in English, which started in the academic year 2014-15.  The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire knowledge of the constantly evolving frameworks used to understand the dynamics of public policies, as well as cutting edge research skills used to evaluate both public policies and the social dynamics that are implicated in them.  A key feature of the program is the combination of multi-disciplinary training in both theory and methods and an evidence-based approach.  A core theme of the program is the implications of globalization and the need for an international comparative perspective for understanding policy formation, implementation, and outcomes.  The program strives for maximum social relevance and emphasizes major and minor specialisations that are highly appreciated for both academic and non-academic employment (e.g., NGOs, governmental agencies, the EU, UN departments, think tanks and public policy consultancies).  Successful graduates will be uniquely qualified for high-level policy analysis in sub-national, national, and international organizations.

The program is organized around advanced study in two of four fields: economic and political institutions, health, social dynamics, and public administration. 

The economic and political institutions field is designed for students interested in the impacts of politics on economics processes and outcomes and the complementary effects of economics on political processes.  The program isparticularly oriented to those interested in political and economic dynamics on a global scale and the importance of the international arena for policy development and implementation.

The health field is designed for students interested in the complex interplay of social and political processes in shaping population health across the entire age-span.  Particular emphasis is placed on the intersection of epidemiology, health management services, and health economics as the necessary lenses for understanding population health.  Issues of global health are a particular focus of the program.

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