|note:||The Examination Board will evaluate specifically:
1. Qualifications and Research Project (max 60 points)
1.1 Qualifications (max 30 points): Degree marks (max 10); Publications (max 5); Further education/training in research/awards (max 10); Motivation & references (max 5)
1.2 Research project (maximum 30 points)
Candidates must submit a research project (between 6.000 and 8.000 characters, references excluded) allowing for the evaluation of the candidate’s propensity to research and her/his ability to organize the phases of the research activity. The project is submitted only for competition purposes and is not an obligation for the perspective research activity of the admitted candidates.
The examination board will evaluate in particular the knowledge of the state-of-the-art of the literature, the clarity of research goals, their originality, the appropriateness and quality of scientific methodologies, the feasibility of the proposed research activities, the relevance of the project with respect to the educational and scientific objectives of the PhD program.
To be admitted to the oral exam, candidates must score a minimum of 40/60 points with regard to both qualifications and the research project
2. Oral exam (maximum 60 points)
During the interview, the examination board will further investigate in detail the candidate’s qualifications and the research project. In particular, the board will evaluate the knowledge of the relevant background literature of the research project, the ability to motivate and defend its innovativeness and interest, the candidate's exposure clarity, logical skills, and the use of appropriate scientific terminology, the motivations for scientific research in economics. The examination board will also evaluate the candidate’s command of the English language.
To pass the oral exam, candidates must score a minimum of 40/60 points.
To be eligible to the Ph.D. Course, candidates must obtain a total minimum score of 80/120 points.