Call for applications. International Ph.D. in economics of the Université Côte d'Azur



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The international Ph.D. in economics of the Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) is recruiting two Ph.D. students. Recruited students will be awarded a full 4-years scholarships (3+1 years doctoral contract). 

Interested candidates must submit their applications electronically by May 31st, 2021 at 23:59 (CET) by sending an e-mail to: 

More information about the program, the requirements and the procedure to apply can be found at the following link:, or by sending an e-mail to: 

The Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) international doctoral program in economics offers training in traditional economic disciplines such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, financial market analysis, industrial organization - and training in disciplines embedding a complexity-based perspective such as computational economics, experimental economics, the analysis of financial and economic networks.

The program aims to form economists able to perform high-quality research in economics and economic policy analysis and combining robust and high-quality knowledge of traditional economic domains with concepts from the complexity-based approach in sciences.

The Ph.D. is developed in close collaboration with the Sant’Anna-IUSS Ph.D. in economics, in Pisa (Italy) and with OFCE-Sciences Po. It involves a program of 1 year and a half of intensive doctoral courses in various economic disciplines, in econometrics, in mathematics and statistics.

Training is provided by teachers of the partner institutions as well as by a network of renowned scholars in France, Italy and abroad. Recruited candidates attend one year of basic and advanced courses at the Scuola Sant’Anna premises in Pisa (Italy) and then one additional semester of advanced courses at UCA premises. Recruited candidates who successfully complete the above course program work at the completion of a Ph.D. thesis in economics.

The thesis work must be carried out at GREDEG (Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion, UMR CNRS and UCA) and under the supervision of GREDEG’s scholars. Joint supervision (co-tutelle) with the other partner of the program (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna) is also possible. GREDEG is a research center in economics, law, and management jointly operated by the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research) and Université Côte d'Azur.

An important characteristic of GREDEG is to favor multidisciplinary approaches. GREDEG’s scholars actively perform research in various domains of economics, including (but not limited to) the economics of innovation, industrial dynamics, international trade and macroeconomics, agent-based macroeconomics and finance, ecological economics, experimental economics, the economics of law and regulation, the history of economic thought.

Language of the Program: English

Duration: 4 years

Number of available positions: 2 full 4-years scholarships (3+1 years doctoral contract).

Applicants are not required to indicate the name of a supervisor when they apply. However, they must submit a research project together with their application. The research project must be at most 4 pages long (excluding bibliographic references) and it must describe the research that the candidate would like to carry out during the doctoral program. The project is meant to provide insights into the applicant’s interests and capabilities, and it is an important element for the assessment of the applicant’s potential. Once admitted, candidates will be free to change the research project.

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