Economics Ph.D. is a four-year program, totally taught in English, aimed at training international economists capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge and expanding the frontiers of research in the economic disciplines. These economists are prepared for academic or professional careers in international institutions, central banks and with economic and/or regulatory policymakers, or in consulting firms and financial institutions. The program is designed to give students the ability to understand and elaborate a broad spectrum of economic problems and to provide up to date analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques.
Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions. During the program, students focus on writing their doctoral dissertation and present their work in internal seminars, while following seminars or “reading groups” at LUISS or at EIEF (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance). The Ph.D. dissertation is expected to consist of an original and significant contribution to the chosen field of specialization.
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION
For the academic year 2018/2019, five positions are available. All positions are tuition free. The five positions come with a scholarship (gross € 15.343.28 per year).
The application for admission must be submitted on line by April 13, 2018 at 4 p.m.In order for us to consider your application it is necessary that you submit a complete application.
You must upload all of the requested documentation and supply correct referee details through our online application system.
Students applying for the Doctoral Program must have completed a Laurea Magistrale or a Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento) or any other equivalent foreign (Master) degree no later than July 31, 2018. Students holding a Master degree granted by a foreign institution will need a legal transcript translated in Italian along with a Certificate of Validation (dichiarazione di valore) issued by an Italian Diplomatic Office from the same country where the degree has been granted. For applicants holding a foreign Master degree, the application will be accepted even if the Certificate of Validation is not provided. In this case, the admission to the Doctoral Program is conditional on providing the Certificate of Validation at registration.
Along with the application form students must provide:
I) Certification/self-certification of the degree held setting out the exams sat and the associated grade awarded and credits earned, the grade point average and the degree grade (for each degree if more than one degree held).
Candidates with a qualification awarded in an EU country must submit the following:
- degree parchment in its original language;
- diploma supplement and academic transcript in their original language;
- translation into Italian or English of the two documents indicated in the preceding points 1 and 2: the translations are not required if the documents in question are issued by the institution directly in English.
Candidates with a qualification awarded in a non-EU country must submit the following:
- degree parchment in its original language;
- academic transcript in its original language;
- translation into Italian or English of the two documents indicated in the preceding points A and B: the translations are not required if the documents in question are issued by the institution directly in English.
For qualifications awarded in a non-EU country the admitted candidates may submit a statement of comparability of the foreign qualification issued by the Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence (CIMEA) as an alternative to submission of the documents indicated in points A and B above. In that regard candidates should click on the following link: http://cis.cimea.it/estero/.
II) Curriculum vitae, indicating all the qualifications held (for example, master’s degree, advanced courses, other PhDs, etc.), research undertaken, study and work periods abroad or in any event of international relevance, and certified knowledge of additional foreign languages other than English, if any.
III) National ID card/passport.
IV) List of publications in areas pertinent to the doctoral program as well as the full text of a maximum of three publications included in the said list.
It is recommended that files be uploaded in pdf format.
V) Research Proposal, consistent with the educational goals and the themes of the doctoral program (maximum 12,000 characters with spaces, excluding the bibliography).
VI) A Statement of Purpose: maximum 3,000 characters with spaces, written in English.
This should be a statement from candidates setting out the reasons that have led them to continue their studies, describing their studies so far and briefly indicating their research interests;
VIII) no. 1 reference letter sent by a professor or a recognized expert by e-mail to email@example.com inserting the name of the candidate and the PhD program for which he/she submits the application.
- Any other qualifications: for example, certification of knowledge of foreign languages other than English or certification of other qualifications held, indicating the marks obtained in the single exams if such marks were awarded (for example, a master’s degree in a subject pertinent to the doctoral program, European Doctorate, relevant experience at institutions and public bodies).
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Last updated March 14, 2018