PhD in Economics

General

Program Description

The main aim of the Ph.D. in Economics is to provide an education in preparation for a position in a profession that demands a high level of technical and scientific qualification, whilst enabling graduates to pursue an international career in Economics.

Target

Those who are looking for advanced education and who wish to carry out research in Economics, in preparation for a highly qualified role in the public sector or private sector. Such a position includes university teaching and research, the leadership and management of national and international organizations, consulting, training, and research projects and studies.

Why choose ISEG?

The scientific research that takes place in the ISEG research centers is an important element of the scientific support for this program, with emphasis on the fields of Economics ( UECE) and Applied Mathematics (CEMAPRE). It is these research centers that host the Ph.D. students.

Entry Conditions and selection criteria

Applications are welcome from graduates of the ISEG Masters in Economics, or an equivalent Masters. Applicants who have a Masters or equivalent degree in another field may be admitted, but only after having successfully studied for the syllabus of the 1st Semester of the ISEG Masters in Economics.

The selection of candidates is made by the Scientific Board of the Ph.D. Program, based on the following criteria:

  • Masters and respective final grade
  • Bachelors and respective final grade
  • Scientific curriculum and relevant professional experience

Study Topics

For the Ph.D. Program in Economics, subjects of an economic nature are studied to an advanced level (Macro and Microeconomics), as well as their application, employing mathematical, statistical and econometric methods.

At the same time as the application or after enrollment, the candidate may apply for a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology, whose application deadlines are compatible with those for enrollment in the program.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB ... Read More

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB and AMBA, complying with the best higher education standards. ISEG’s research centers are very well rated by the Portuguese research council (FCT). With an experienced and well prepared faculty, students from more than 70 countries contribute to an ever-increasing international academic environment, and take advantage of the school's excellence and location. ISEG Lisbon has excellent modern premises at the heart of Lisbon, right next to the Parliament and the river Tagus, in a vibrant neighborhood full of social life, business and culture. At ISEG, you will find a culture of excellence and achievement, alongside a climate of inclusiveness and cooperation. This is made by the mutual collaboration of students, faculty and staff. ISEG is a School prepared for the future: with a unique blend of quantitative skills and social contextualization of economic and managerial decisions, ISEG’s faculty, professionals, students and alumni are at the forefront of those who address the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. Read less