Research at IdEP


The faculty of IdEP actively promotes high level research publications by its members and runs a research seminar series.

IdEP is involved in a number of national and international research programs, within a network that includes partners in different countries. The research carried out at the Institute is characterised by an interdisciplinary perspective.

List of IdEP projects

List of IdEP publications

PhD at IdEP

The Institute of Economics (IdEP) coordinates the PhD in Economics degree offered by USI Faculty of Economics.

IdEP is also affiliated with two networks that provide doctoral courses, the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) with its International Doctoral Courses and seminars in Health Economics and Policy, and the Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN) with its doctoral courses.

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IdEP is involved in two national research networks (SSPH+ and SPAN) with their respective Doctoral Programs.

  • Swiss School of Public Health - SSPH+
    SSPH+ assembles the inter-university faculty of public health sciences affiliated with the twelve Swiss universities of the SSPH+ Foundation: Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne, Neuchâtel, Svizzera italiana, Zurich, BFH, SUPSI and ZHAW. SSPH+ is the national coordinating body for the promotion of postgraduate university education and research in the fields of public health. More information.
  • Swiss Public Administration Network - SPAN
    SPAN is a co-operative venture between the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP) and the universities of Bern, Lausanne and USI. It promotes a shared Master programme, the Master in Public Management and Policy, and a shared doctoral programme.

Research Centres

IdEP hosts research centers connected to specific disciplinary areas of the Institute, offering well-focused research activity/outcomes, in collaboration with the scholars in other institutes or faculties, and with international scientific partners.

Closely linked to public and private institutions, the research units carry out scientific projects addressing demands for immediate high-quality solutions at local, national, and international level.