Among the professors and researchers affiliated to the Departments of the founding universities there are sizeable groups of scholars who carry out frontier research activities, both theoretical and applied, in several scientific fields and research areas. This variety of research interests is important because it guarantees the teaching staff’s ability to offer qualified supervision in a broad range of educational sectors, thus representing a remarkable element of attractiveness of the PhD in Economics. Moreover the strong presence of research groups in different educational fields positively affects the possible job opportunities of the doctoral candidates, not only in the academic world, but also in extra-university sectors where the specializations offered by the PhD in Economics assure an important competitive advantage.