Welcome to the European Doctorate in Law & Economics (EDLE)



Online application is now open !


We are happy to announce that the online application for the EDLE 2017/2018 is now open!
To apply please go to our online application page.

The application will close on 1st February 2017, midnight CET.





Law & Economics today pervades research in all fields of interest. The application of economic thought to legal analysis enables innovative solutions to problems of the law - be it the design of transnational legal relations, organisational statutes for states or corporations, the drafting of single private transactions or enforcement strategies.

The European Doctorate in Law & Economics is one of the largest doctorate programmes in the field. It is a joint doctoral programme by four of the leading European universities: the Universities of Bologna, Haifa, Hamburg and Rotterdam. The stipend-based programme aims at addressing a new class of outstanding PhD researchers from all over the world.

We cordially invite interested candidates as well as readers from academia and practice to tour this site and inform themselves about the opportunities of doctorate research in the EDLE programme.


Sincerely yours,

Prof. Dr. Michael Faure, Managing Director of the Programme


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