Call for application 38th cycle – final ranking

The final ranking list for access to the XXXVIII cycle of doctoral training has been published.
Link identifier #identifier__140067-14> Standard procedure
Link identifier #identifier__10825-15> Foreign students reserved procedure
Link identifier #identifier__107788-16> Standard procedure, topic “Public budget and collective choices” (D.M. 351/2022)

Admission procedure

The selection procedure for admission to the Ph.D. in Economics consists of three stages:
i) Assessment of qualifications and research project;
ii) Written test;
iii) Oral test.

Assessment of qualifications

The Selection Committee will take into consideration all the qualifications provided by the candidate. It will take into account, in particular, the grades obtained during the Master’s degree and the dissertation/thesis. The evaluation of qualifications awards up to 30 points. A minimum of 18 points is required for the admission to the next test.

Written test

The written test may be conducted in Italian or English. The written test awards up to 30 points. You will be admitted to the interview with a mark of at least 18.

Oral test

The oral test consists of an interview that can also be conducted in English and in remote telematic mode. The oral test will verify the candidate’s knowledge of the basic concepts of economic theory and will also discuss the candidate’s qualifications, his/her the research project, the educational career/background, study and research interests, the motivations.

As for the research project, it should be about 4 pages (2000 words) long and must be structured as follows: a brief introduction to the framework (both theoretical and empirical) in which the thesis project is set, aimed at identifying the potential of the proposed research work and the possible theoretical and economic policy implications; a review of the international scientific literature of reference, aimed at identifying the main lines of research to which the project refers and, if possible, the specific points the candidate intends to address, and the original contribution to the existing literature; precise bibliographic references used in the description of the project.

The language skills of each candidate will be assessed. The oral test awards up to 30 points and is successful if the score is at least 18.

General information

The candidate’s competence and interest in the research project will be taken into account for admission to the PhD program in Economics.

Letters of reference, if any, should be forwarded by the referring faculty members (not directly by the candidates) to the following address:

Candidates are expected to have knowledge of basic textbooks such as those used for introductory courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics.
To strengthen and deepen this basic preparation, some texts are recommended:

  • Blanchard, O.J. (2017) Macroeconomics: A European Perspective. Pearson.
  • Carlin, W. & Soskice, D. (2014) Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System. Oxford University Press.
  • Corsi, M. & Roncaglia, A. (2017) Nuovi Lineamenti di Economia Politica. Laterza.
  • Gravelle, H. & Rees, H. (2004) Microeconomics. Financial Times Press.


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Marco Sforza 30 September 2022