PhD in Economics

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Legal, Politological, Economic and Statistical Sciences
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Vincenzo Denicolò
Language English
Duration 4 years
Positions and scholarships 10 positions, of which 9 with scholarship
Call deadline Apr 27, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jun 08, 2017 to Jun 19, 2017 -
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Dept of Economics
Mobility abroad
Yes (only for EDLE)
Curricula and Research topics
  1. Economics:

    -   Behavioral and Experimental Economics

    -   Industrial   Organization

    -   International   Economics

    -   Political   Economy

    -   Financial   Economics

    -   Economic   Development and Growth

    -   Labor   Economics

    -   Public   and Health Economics

    -   Econometrics

    -   Macroeconomic   and Finance

    -   Social and Cultural Economics

     

  2. European Doctorate in Law and Economics:

    -   Law   and Economics of Regulation

    -   Economics   of competition law

    -   Economics   of intellectual property law

     

Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
Given their profile, our students aim at careers in academia (in Italian and international universities) and in top research institutions, e.g. international organizations and central banks. Our program offers preparation activities for the job market, including financing of the fourth year (with DSE funds) for the best students, strengthening of exchanges with international universities and of internships in international organizations and central banks. This effort has already produced tangible results, as proved by the placement results of our former PhD students in the last few years. Our PhD program has indeed reached standards similar to those of the best European programs. See the alumni page of www.phdeco.unibo.it
Admission Board

Membrers
Curriculum Economics Maria Bigoni Docente   di II fascia Università di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche maria.bigoni@unibo.it
Vincenzo Denicolò Docente   di I fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche vincenzo.denicolo@unibo.it
Alireza Jay Naghavi Docente   di I fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche alireza.naghavi@unibo.it
Curriculum European Doctorate in   Law and Economics Emanuela   Carbonara Docente   di II fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche emanuela.carbonara@unibo.it
Luigi Alberto Franzoni Docente   di I fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche luigi.franzoni@unibo.it
Substitutes
Curriculum Economics Matteo   Cervellati Docente   di I fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche m.cervellati@unibo.it
Giovanni Prarolo Ricercatore   universitario Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche giovanni.prarolo@unibo.it
Giulio Zanella Docente   di II fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche giulio.zanella@unibo.it 
Curriculum European Doctorate in Law and   Economics Elena   Argentesi Ricercatore   universitario Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche elena.argentesi@unibo.it
Enrico Santarelli Docente   di I fascia Università   di Bologna Dipartimento   di Scienze Economiche enrico.santarelli@unibo.it
Learning outcomes
PhD program is divided into 2 phases: students’ economic education through advanced courses and thesis preparation. The dissertation must demonstrate candidate's ability to carry out original and independent research at the highest level. Students are expected to acquire necessary tools for theoretical, empirical and experimental analysis, with the aim of attaining a research profile, applied and academic, of international excellence. Admission to successive year is conditional on passing all of the exams, active participation in the research activities of the Department and receiving a positive assessment of presentations at the PhD Forum and at seminars from the supervisor and the PhD Faculty. Achievement of educational goals and development of the ability to carry out theoretical and applied research require intensive supervision and a continuous interaction between students and Faculty.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
The PhD program in Economics offers a wide and structured set of courses. During the first two years, students take courses for a total of 360 hours of front lectures. The first-year courses can be taken also from the Master’s programs offered by the Department of Economics (in particular Lmec). The program also offers courses that are specific to the PhD degree. The Advanced Topics and the methodological courses (involving both theory lectures and programming in the lab) for a total amount of about 280 hours. Finally the program offers courses on giving presentations in English and writing economic papers. Students are required to attend two seminar series and a reading group each week. Once a year each student presents the advancement of his/her research activity in a PhD forum (a one-day workshop) and in the internal seminar series. Last years are dedicated to the refinement and write-up of the thesis. Students are encouraged to spend part of these years abroad. The program has activated a network of contacts and exchange programs with foreign universities. Some of the best students are awarded joint doctoral degrees with the universities hosting their visiting periods. Students enrolled in EDLE need to spend a period of at least one year abroad to obtain the joint title. Further general information on the program, seminars, activities and students are available on the webpage: http://www.phdeco.unibo.it
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
In addition to courses (as described above) and to the presentations in the monthly PhD meeting and in the yearly PhD Forum, the PhD program also organizes reading groups by topic (micro and macroeconomics, etc.) all along the academic year. This activity is carried out thanks to the participation of the Department’s Faculty (including 15 research fellows). The Placement Director of the PhD program also organizes specific activities for the preparation to the job market, including a course on academic talks, dedicated seminars for job-market candidates as well as mock interviews carried out by the Department’s Faculty. The considerable diversification of research areas covered by the members of the Department and their international reputation provide an outstanding environment where students of most fields in economics may find research ideas and tight guidance for their doctoral studies. The ultimate goal of the PhD program is the dissertation, which must prove that the candidate is capable of conducting original and valuable research.
Internationalization features
The selection procedures have been designed to facilitate the application by foreign candidates. The PhD website is in English and contains specific information for the application by foreign candidates. The date of the call for applications has been aligned to the deadlines of the best PhD programs in Economics in Europe. The call has been simplified and also translated in English. The selection is only based on the documents sent by candidates, as in the best international programs. The presentation of GRE/GMAT scores is highly recommended and valued. In the last few years about half of the applications are from international students (EU and non-EU) and about 25% of the students currently enrolled are non-Italian. All activities, i.e. courses, seminars with international speakers, internal seminars, reading groups (and the administration) are in English. In the last years, about 50 percent of the third year students have spent a period abroad visiting prestigious universities or in internships in international organizations, research centers and central banks. Our students participate in the international job market (US and Europe) and got positions abroad both in Academia and in international organizations. The "European Doctorate in Law and Economics” track is offered together with the universities of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Haifa within a co-tutelle framework.
Expected research results and products
The PhD program aims at training PhD students and supporting them in writing their PhD dissertation, which is expected to prove the candidate’s ability to carry out original and independent research at the highest level. The aim of the results of the candidate’s research should be publishable in renowned international refereed journals. The quality of the research work, the ability to give presentations and to write articles of economic analysis are goals which aim at bringing students towards a top career as economists in academic institutions, research bodies and international organizations.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University Qualification
DENICOLO' VINCENZO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
BARIGOZZI FRANCESCA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO CONFERMATO
BELLETTINI GIORGIO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
BIGONI MARIA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
CASARI MARCO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
CERVELLATI MATTEO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
DRAGONE DAVIDE Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
FORT MARGHERITA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
GOLINELLI ROBERTO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
LAMBERTINI LUCA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
NAGHAVI ALIREZA JAY Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
OTTAVIANO GIANMARCO IREO PAOLO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
SANTARELLI ENRICO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
VANIN PAOLO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
ZANELLA GIULIO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO CONFERMATO
ZIRULIA LORENZO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
BACCHIEGA EMANUELE Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
BERTI CERONI CARLOTTA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
BONTEMPI MARIA ELENA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
CALZOLARI GIACOMO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
CARBONARA EMANUELA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
FRANZONI LUIGI ALBERTO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ORDINARIO
GRAZZI MARCO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
LIPPI BRUNI MATTEO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
MANTOVANI ANDREA Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO CONFERMATO
MINERVA GAETANO ALFREDO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
MINNITI ANTONIO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
PATUELLI ROBERTO Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO
PIGNATARO GIUSEPPE Università di Bologna RICERCATORE CONFERMATO
PRAROLO GIOVANNI Università di Bologna RICERCATORE CONFERMATO
VERGARI CECILIA Università di Bologna RICERCATORE CONFERMATO
WAKEFIELD MATTHEW JOHN Università di Bologna PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO CONFERMATO

PhD programme notices

Admission procedures

Evaluation of qualifications: results by 15/05/2017 on Studenti Online - More information in the PhD Programme Table