For Applications, A.Y. 2012-2013 (4 Scholarships available)
Jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy and by University of Strasbourg, France
International Doctoral Program in Economics (IDPE)
The International Doctoral Program in Economics is a three-year program designed for highly qualified and motivated students who wish to acquire the research and analytical skills of the international scientific community in economics. It is designed for students pursuing jobs in academia as well as those who wish to acquire the skills of professional academic research to work in government agencies, financial institutions, international agencies, private companies.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Students will be offered one year and a half of intensive course work by an international Faculty composed of both permanent staff of the School and a large group of Visiting Scholars. All teaching is in English. Courses will focus on both standard mainstream economics, as well as more "heterodox" approaches, such as evolutionary economics and agent-based computational economics. Upon successful completion of their coursework, Ph.D. students will proceed to supervised research work, eventually yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a final, public examination. It is expected that students will produce articles publishable in peer-reviewed international journals.
The Program is jointly offered by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and by University of Strasbourg. Courses are mostly held in Pisa while some second-year courses may be held in Strasbourg.
In addition to the teaching activities, Ph.D. students are nested in a rich research environment within the Institute of Economics and the Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM) at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna , and the Bureau d'Economie Theorique et Appliquee (BETA) at the University of Strasbourg, where they are encouraged to take part in the ongoing research projects.
Four positions with fellowship (amounting to Euro 12.500 per year + free meals at the School's canteen + Campus facilities) are available. The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna reserves the possibility of accepting up to a maximum of two further students without grant or with other forms of financial support.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates are requested to apply online at: http://www.sssup.it/domandeSssup/iscrivi.html?idconc=495484&idoff=495466&lang=en
The deadline for applications is May 4, 2012 by 12.00 pm Italian Time.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional information on the selection procedure can be found at: http://www.sssup.it/context.jsp?ID_LINK=84&area=46 and at the IDPE website: http://www.phdeconomics.sssup.it