Ph.D. in Economics

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.


Those who are looking for an 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 programme, 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 strong>

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. Programme, 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. Programme 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.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2019
3 years
7,000 EUR
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