Doctor of Education in
PhD Course in Development Economics and Local Systems - DELoS
University of Florence
Earliest start date
The PhD Program in Development Economics and Local Systems (DELoS) is a new doctoral program launched in academic year 2020-21 by the University of Florence focusing on development economics and local development. For contents and organization, please visit the Program webpages.
The current DELoS PhD Program inherited the tradition of previous PhD programs having the same focus, such as the PhD in Development Economics and Local Systems, jointly offered by the University of Trento and Florence between 2015 and 2020, and the PhD in Economics, offered by the University of Florence between 2010 and 2014.
The PhD in Economics was established by joining the following two PhD Programs:
- Politica ed Economia dei Paesi in Via di Sviluppo (Less Developed Countries Economics and Policy), offered by the University of Florence between 1997 and 2009;
- Economia e Gestione delle Imprese e dello Sviluppo Locale (Economics and Management of Local Deevelopment and Firms), offered by the University of Florence between 1999 and 2009.
Scholarships and Funding
The Academic Board of each course, on the basis of the list of enrolled students, provides for the allocation of scholarships. The annual amount of the scholarship is € 16.243,00, with disbursement in deferred monthly instalments (payment is made on the last non-business day of the month).
The amount of the scholarship is increased by 50% for any authorized periods of stay abroad for research activities related to the thesis project, up to a maximum of 18 months.
To this amount must be added, for the first, second and third year of the course, the budget for research activities in Italy and abroad equal to 10% of the amount of the scholarship, for a minimum amount of € 4.872,90.
Scholarship holders are required to register with INPS (National Institute of Social Security).
PhD students admitted by the Academic Board to the following year of the course will receive instructions on how to enrol by email from the PhD Office.
The PhD program includes two curricula, focusing on the following topics:
- Analysis of poverty and inequality, labor markets and informality, population and household economics, agriculture and rural development, gender economics, social protection, conflicts
- Macroeconomics of development, financial crises, global economic integration and regulation
- International trade, international finance, global value chains, migration, international cooperation, and foreign aid
- Natural resource management, sustainable development, climate change, shocks, and resilience
- Evaluation of the impact of policies and programs, program and project management
- industrial and spatial economics and policy
- entrepreneurship and eco-systems
- Business economics, management, organization theory
- economics and management of innovation
- inter-organizational network analysis
- industrial district and cluster theory
- urban and regional economics
- evolutionary economic geography
- sustainable local development patterns
- culture, creativity and innovation in local systems
- cultural heritage, digitization and AI
- AI, marketing, management and regional sciences
- international business, firm internationalization, multinationals
- Supply chain, local systems and deglobalization