Doctoral Programme in Economics
Our Department of Economics provides research training in all the main fields within economics, with Ph.D. opportunities across theoretical and applied topics.
As a research-strong department, we offer focused supervision on your Ph.D., providing the support to explore your ideas and develop your intellectual autonomy. Our researchers work together, and with faculty, generating strong networks and connections that last throughout their time at the EUI and into their future career.
Yet our academic community is bigger than our faculty and our researchers – we welcome a huge number of world famous scholars to our Department each year. These visitors present and discuss their work, allowing you to build your knowledge and develop your ideas further. You can interact with these experts on an unprecedented level.
The Research Statement is a short document (at most 1500 words), which is written in English and structured in three parts.
- It should start with a short motivation of the candidate for pursuing a PhD in Economics at the EUI.
- It should describe the relevant background information including short abstracts of ongoing and completed research (e.g. Master thesis) and intended areas of graduate research.
- Finally, it should provide a summary of relevant advanced level economics and mathematics courses the candidate has taken so far, with a brief description of textbooks and topics.
The policy of the EUI is not to offer individual guidance and advice on dissertation proposals. You should not contact potential supervisors and ask them to support your application or to provide you with advice. You should instead read the information on research themes supervised by the department and by individual professors.
Please also note that you will be required to write a Short Abstract of your research statement (max 1000 characters) directly on the online application form.
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