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


Law & Economics today pervades research in all fields of interest. The application of economic thought to legal analysis and vice versa 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 three of the leading European universities: the Universities of Bologna, 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. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bologna.

Sincerely yours,

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



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