The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) and Stockholm University collaborate by offering common courses for doctoral students in economics, econometrics and finance. This joint undertaking is called the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE), and it has developed into one of the strongest doctoral course programs in Europe.
The departments backing up the SDPE comprise around 40 full professors, 30 associate professors and 40 assistant professors. With a large number of international appointments during the last five years, the faculty has become increasingly international and the teaching language is English. Internationally renowned visiting professors regularly give short courses on special topics.
Each fall, around 20 to 30 new doctoral students begin taking courses in the SDPE. Students spend their first year taking compulsory courses. In their second year of doctoral studies, students can choose from a wide variety of field courses. The third and fourth years are devoted to dissertation research at the institution (Stockholn School of Economics or Stockholm University) to which the student was admitted.
For the courses offered in the program please see:
Course program for year one, 2012/13
Course program for year one, 2011/12
Course program for year two, 2012/13
Course program for year two, 2011/12
There are no tuition fees and an increasing number of the SDPE students are international students.
SSE and Stockholm University are members of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER).
ENTER is an exchange program for graduate students, organised by a cooperative venture between seven leading European Economics Departments. Its aim is to foster internationally competitive research of the highest quality, by broadening the base for competent supervision and intensive interaction towards research in Economics.