The Lombardy Advanced School of Economic Research (LASER) is an inter-university doctoral school in Economics founded by the Universities of Bergamo, Brescia, Milano and Pavia.

The PhD in Economics offered by LASER is the result of the merging of three programs previously taught at the Universities of Bergamo, Milano (jointly with Brescia) and Pavia. The merging of three PhDs into a single structure working thanks to the human, material and financial resources of four universities will allow the School to overcome the quantitative and qualitative limits constraining the current study organization.