Research in Economics
Ana Maria S. Balcão Reis Peão da Costa
Enrolment fee * – 500 €*
The enrolment fee should be paid after being accepted in the program, during the enrolment period defined by the school. Successful candidates will be required to pay an initial non- refundable, non-transferable € 500 to guarantee their place on the program. Students will then be eligible for a € 500 reduction on their first semester fee once they enroll.
1st Year – 2200 € per semester
2nd Year – 1650 € per semester and by each additional semester
First YearDuring the first year there will be 5 compulsory courses that will be complemented with 3 elective courses among those already available on other School’s second cycle programs. Click here for a full list of second cycle courses.Compulsory Courses – First Year
- 2147 - Macro: Growth and Fluctuations
- 2148 - Micro: Decisions and Interactions
- 2509 - Econometrics (half course)
- 2517 - Time Series (half course)
- 2510 - Mathematics I (half course)
- 2511 - Mathematics II (half course)
- 2139 - Game Theory I (half course)
- 2140 - Game Theory II (half course)
Students will have 6 courses, attend one seminar and do a Project Work. Moreover, one research paper at the level of a reflection survey or an exploratory research work will be required. This paper will be produced under the supervision of a member of Faculty that might become the future advisor for the doctoral dissertation. If the student does not find a supervisor for this work, supervision will be undertaken by one of the second-year course instructors.
Second Year Courses
- 110004 - Microeconomics Theory I
- 110008 - Macroeconomics Theory I
- 110087 - Advanced Mathematics
- 110005 - Microeconomics Theory II
- 110009 - Macroeconomics Theory II
- 110088 - Advanced Econometrics
The matching seminar will take place over two semesters and will allow second year students to be exposed to Faculty research interests. The participation in this seminar is compulsory and students are encouraged to use it in order to look for a supervisor and a research topic, otherwise their paper will be supervised by one of the second-year course instructors and the topic will be related to course content.
The Project Work evaluates two aspects: proficiency in Economic Theory – micro and macro – and research ability. The latter is pre-evaluated by the completion of the research paper, whereas theory knowledge is pre-evaluated by the completion of a written general exam with a microeconomic and a macroeconomic part.
Once a student has passed the general exam and completed their research paper with a supervisor’s approval, he or she can be admitted for the oral defense of their Project Work. At this defense a jury, consisting of the general exam jury or a subset of it, and the paper supervisor, will question the student on the research paper with a broad view.
The crucial moment of evaluation is the general exam which has two parts – microeconomics and macroeconomics. The student must be approved separately in the two components.