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.
The course program of Stockholm University Economics Dept and SSE is given jointly (see here). I would imagine you could have thesis advisors at any institution(s), so it probably comes down more to what name you want on your resume. SSE is extremely prestigeous in Sweden for their undergraduate business programs, whilst SU might be more prestigeous in the larger academic community for economics. If you really want to do the program (which seems essentially the same at either school), you should probably apply for both.SSE – there are development economics professors. How is it compared to Stokholm University? And how about finance?
Entering a PhD program? Better think carefully.
SOW-VU) However, development economists are not solely working in the Development Economics group; the Stichting Onderzoek Wereldvoedselvoorziening (SOW - Centre for World Food Studies), and the Economic and Social Institute (ESI) employ well known development economists as well. Due to the presence of these institutes, with whom the department collaborates on a regular basis, the Vrije Universiteit is one of the best places for the study of development economics.
Then, you also have SCHOLAR at University of Amsterdam....
Thanks for your answers.
Economicus - indeed I was wrong. I wrote to my fellow citizen at TI, read ones more TI-webside and found your old posts. TI seems to give great opportunities even if you change topic of your study during mphil.
That's why I guess TI has gone up to first place, followed by Florence, Tilburg, Bocconi (of which I don't know much) and SSE. I will probably also try SU, since these schools are quite similar.
Do you think there is a point in applying for other programs? Upf has strange criteria of admission, Juan Carlůs requires all documents to be translated into spanish :/ Touluse is not for me. I am thinking perhaps UCL or Warwick?
Thanks once more for your help
Wooky, the way I understand CM 3, translation of documents to Spanish is only done after admission. For the application, it is not needed. I am interested in applying for European programs too. Im only applying to UPF, CM 3, UAB, CEMFI, and a couple more programs. I heard of Bonn and Tolouse too.
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