Structure of Doctoral Programme in Economics
First and second-year researchers take courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. They develop their research with the guidance of a supervisor, and participate in the research activities of the Department such as research workshops, courses and conferences.
In the second year researchers also present a developed piece of research at the Second Year Forum and attend workshops.
In the third year, researchers present a paper of the quality expected in a Ph.D. thesis chapter at a the Third Year Forum. Researchers can also participate in the seminars of other Departments or the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. The Department is a full partner of the European Doctoral Programme (EDP). An essential part of the programme consists of independent, but closely supervised, research. Less formal opportunities to present and discuss research are also offered by individual faculty members to the groups of researchers under their supervision (lunch-time working groups). Researcher performance is evaluated by exams and other assignments. Coordination of the PhD in Economics is the responsibility of the Director of Graduate Studies.
Arpad Abraham, Professor of Macroeconomics. Themes of research: Macroeconomics, Dynamic Contracts, Incomplete Markets, Quantitative Methods.
Jerome Adda, Professor of Econometrics. Themes of research: Labor Health, Economics. He does not take new supervisees.
Fabio Canova, Professor of Econometrics. Themes of research: Quantitative Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics,Time Series Econometrics and Forecasting, International Business Cycles, Growth policies.
Juan J. Dolado, Professor of Econometrics.Themes of research: Analysis of Labor Markets, Gender Economics, International Economics, Monetary Economics, Time Series Econometrics and Forecasting.
Piero Gottardi, Professor of Economics. Themes of research: General equilibrium theory, Financial economics, Competitive equilibrium models with asymmetric information, Optimal taxation, Intergenerational risk-sharing, Information transmission in strategic market environments, Non-exclusive contractual arrangements.
Peter Reinhard Hansen, Professor of Econometrics. Themes of research: Composite Hypothesis Testing,Financial Econometrics, Forecasting, Cointegration.
Andrea Ichino, Professor of Applied Economics. Themes of research: Labor Economics, Economics of education, Economics of the family, Law and economics, Gender studies, Group interactions and network effects, Intergenerational social mobility and income inequality, Rigidity and flexibility in European labour markets, Personnel economics, Causality in econometrics.
David K Levine, Professor of Microeconomics. Themes of research: Game Theory, General Equilibrium Theory, Microeconomic Theory, Quantitative Methods.
Ramon Marimon, Professor of Economics. Themes of research: Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Labour Theory, Contract Theory, Learning Theory, Economics of Innovation, Science and Technology Policy, Political Economy.
Andrea Mattozzi, Professor of Microeconomics. Themes of research: Political Economy, Microeconomics, Public Economics.
Evi Pappa, Professor of Macroeconomics. Themes of research: Open Economy Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Fiscal Policy, Macroeconomics.
Matthias Sutter, Professor of Economics. Themes of research: Game Theory, Competition and Markets, Decision Making, Experimental Economics, Microeconomics
Adam Smith fellowship in Economics
Applicants from states that do not offer regular PhD grants for 2014 can apply for an Adam Smith fellowship in Economics. This fellowship will be offered to the best candidate and will be granted for four years, under the conditions mentioned in the grant information page. The fellowship is available for applicants who are nationals of a non-EU member state for whom national grants are not available, or for applicants from EU member states that currently do not offer national grants (Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Slovakia). Those wishing to apply for the fellowship should choose “Candidates from other countries” in the Grant authority section of the online application form and indicate their interest for this fellowship in the “Additional notes” in the same form.