The Doctoral Programme in Economics and Finance at the University of Verona aims at providing analytical and theoretical tools needed to successfully undertake research activities at an advanced level in the fields of Economics and Finance. Graduates from this programme will be able to compete successfully for research positions in universities and other research institutions and to be employed as economic and financial consultants in public agencies and private companies.
The coursework is structured in two different phases:
- In the first phase (relative to the first year), students attend core courses in both economics and finance. This initial step intends to complete the basic background of students in the fields of finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative methods. The teaching staff also includes visiting professors from foreign universities entertaining exchange relationships with the University and visiting professors. Participants are also required to attend a series of seminars and research workshops, covering topics that are at the cutting edge of recent developments in many different areas of economics and finance.
- In the second phase (relative to the following two years) students are expected to deepen their knowledge in their research fields and complete their doctoral dissertation. In this phase students are encouraged to conduct part of their dissertation research at leading foreign universities and a co-tutorship with these partners universities is also encouraged. Participation in international workshops and conferences is recommended and financially supported.
The internationalization programme, financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and the University of Verona, has lead in the recent years to exchange agreements with the universities of Essex, York, Wisconsin, Cergy-Pontoise, Cyprus, Oviedo and Campinas. Some of these agreements are currently under renewal. Also within this programme several leading visiting professors have been invited to teach our doctoral students.
A partial list of visiting professors in the past academic year includes: Bert Balk (Erasmus U), Pranab Bardhan (UC Berkeley), Edmund Cannon (U Bristol), Louis Eeckhoudt (CORE), Neal Gandal (Tel Aviv U), Gur Huberman (Columbia Business School), Miltiadis Makris (U Leicester), Dilip Mookherjee (Boston U), John Weymark (Vanderbilt U).
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