PhD in Economics | Finance

Education objectives

Our four-year, full-time structured program provides advanced training in the fields of Economics and Finance. The program is designed to train students, in the first year, in the core basics of Economics, and from the second year, specialize them in the chosen field – Economics or Finance. 

Our students have access to the latest tools in their area of focus and are capable of going beyond the research communication barrier by contributing to several evidence-based policy briefs. 

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General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



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Prof. Alex Armand

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3000 EUR/year

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Full time on campus 

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Degree pre-requisites

This study program, comprising 240 ECTS(*), will be taught at the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova SBE). The elective courses can be taken at another Higher Education Institution, national or international, or chosen from the offer by NOVA Doctoral School.
Moreover, the PhD candidate must:
-    Write three papers in accordance with the scientific journals ’ standards and potentially published in one of those peer review journals, one per each year (between the 2nd and 4th years of the program), which is the period during which the thesis is written.
-    Present his/her papers in international conferences at least twice (in the 3rd and 4th years of the program).
-    Present his/her papers in internal seminars in every year of the Thesis course (2nd, 3rd, and 4th years)
-    Submit the PhD Thesis in scientific paper format or as a monograph
At the end of the Doctoral Program, the PhD candidate participates in public defense, culminating in the approval of the work that represents the great majority of the Doctoral degree.

(*) Courses on offer are subject to change. The course’s syllabi report to the current academic year. The update syllabi will be available at the beginning of each term.

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Conditions of admittance

According to the article 30 of the DL No. 74/2006, of March 26th, those who meet any of the following conditions may
d) holders of a master’s degree or legal equivalent;
e) holders of a bachelor’s degree who have a particular relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this study cycle by the legally and statutorily competent scientific body of the higher education institution.
f) Holders of an academic, scientific and professional curriculum recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this
study cycle by the legally and statutorily competent scientific body of the school;
Applicants should hold a master’s in Management, Economics, Finance or related fields, and a good level of English. The following documentation is needed:
-    Curriculum Vitae (in English)
-    Transcripts of records of undergraduate and graduate degrees with full list of courses and grades
-    Letter of intent;
-    Sample research proposal (up to 6000 words)
-    Recommendation letters (minimum 2)

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