I have been reading forum for some time and found many useful hints and advices (thanks). But still some help is needed.
I am going to apply for phd in economics in Europe this year . My major interests are development economics, labor economics and public finance.
So far I have chosen to apply for following phd programs (in order of importance):
Florence Ė Iíve heard a lot of good things about EUI Ė the problem is that as I have seen on web page faculty staff donít work on my research interest.
Tilburg Ė I was studying there on Erasmus so I quite know what to expect. A small disadvantage Ė firstly students have to study on second year of Mphil, average grade of 8.0 is needed. Whatís more I donít know what are the chances of getting scholarship?
Boccioni Ė probably a nice place to live but in fact I donít know a lot about the faculty? Can you comment on that?
SSE Ė there are development economics professors. How is it compared to Stokholm University? And how about finance?
Tinbergen Ė looks ok, but they seem to focus on econometrics and statistics. Donít know what other opportunities are?
Geothe Ė a friend of my advised me that department, since they have invested a lot of money and have a lot of US professors. But as I can see itís not well know, isnít it?
What else would you advice me? Especially taking into account my research interest.
I will be grateful for any help.