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Economics

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    Director

     

    Prof. Mª Belén Jerez García-Vaquero

     

    About the program

     

    The main objective of the PhD Program is to provide training for researchers with rigorous analysis skills for the most relevant economic problems of our time. PhD students acquire the necessary tools to perform high quality research to publish in academic journals of international prestige.

    Students from a research Master's Degree in Economic Analysis from a center of excellence can apply for admission to this Program.

    Students in the Program have a full-time enrollment status until completion of the doctoral thesis and related training activities. The working language of the program is English.

    The students of the Program must actively participate in different training activities:

    • Attendance at weekly seminars by guest professors invited by the Department of Economics
    • Participation in reading groups organized by the Academic Committee of the Program
    • Presentation of research progress in the sessions hosted by the Program on a biannual basis
    • Presentation and discussion of research progress in international conferences and meetings
    • Attendance to summer courses on top subjects taught by guest professors
    • Development of temporary stays in prestigious research centers in Europe and the United States

    The doctoral theses resulting from this program consist of articles suitable for publication in quality scientific journals.

    Job placements of students with a PhD in Economics are oriented towards the development of teaching and research in university centers or research centers of international excellence as well as research development in the private sector and in international organizations.

     

    • Program regulated by RD 99/2011, February 28

    Department

     

     

    Doctorado en Economía
  • ACCESS

    Student profile

     

    The candidate profile must include the following:

    • Research-oriented Master's degree in Economic Analysis awarded by a prestigious institution
    • Excellent academic record
    • Solid training in economics, analytics and mathematics
    • High English skills (minimum equivalent to a B2 level)
    • Research project within the framework of the lines of research of the Program

     

     

    Admission requirements

     

    As a general rule, applicants must hold a research-oriented Master's degree in Economic Analysis awarded by a prestigious institution. Applications from students of the UC3M Master's Degree in Economic Analysis will get priority.

    Students with other academic backgrounds can also be admitted, provided that they meet the requirements of the current Spanish legislation for access to Ph.D. studies and that their previous training is considered equivalent to that of the UC3M Master's Degree in Economic Analysis by the Academic Committee. It is recommended to students who do not meet this requirement that they apply to said Master's Degree.

    Admission criteria

     

    Admission to the program is determined according to the following criteria:

    • UC3M Master's Degree in Economic Analysis or research-oriented Master's degree in Economics from a prestigious institution (20%)
    • Excellent academic transcript in the abovementioned Master's Degree (40%)
    • English skills (speaking, reading and writing, equivalent to a B2 level) (10%)
    • Letter of recommendation from renowned professors in the area of Economic Analysis (20%). Professors can submit their letters directly to the UC3M Doctoral School at admisiondoctorado@uc3m.es
    • PhD thesis project within the framework of the lines of research of the Department of Economics (10%)

     

    For further details on the Economics Graduate Program, please download our Student Guide 

     

    Seats available for the academic year: 10

     

  • FACULTY
  • TRAINING

    In addition to the elaboration of the doctoral thesis, students must undertake a number of activities focused on the improvement of their research skills and the scientific quality of their work. These activities are:

     

    Specific training

     

    • Participation in the research seminars hosted by the Department of Economics (in which professors, both from UC3M and external institutions, present their research projects) as well as the interviews conducted on an individual basis with the professors. Mandatory.
    • Presentation of research outcomes by students in the doctoral meetings hosted on a bi-annual basis by the program. Mandatory.
    • Mobility actions and doctoral meetings within the framework of the European Network for Training in Economics Research (Enter). Optional.
      The Ph.D. in Economics of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is a member of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER), an initiative carried out by eight Economics departments of European universities, all of them with excellent postgraduate programs: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ​​Université Libre de Bruxelles, Universität Mannheim, Stockholm (Stockholm School of Economics and University of Stockholm), Universiteit van Tilburg, University College London y Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
      The ENTER network promotes the exchange of doctoral students and hosts the ENTER Jamboree, an annual conference in which the doctoral students of the different universities present their research projects.
    • Participation in summer courses on leading edge topics with guest speakers. Optional.
    • Attendance and active participation in the reading workshops hosted by the program on a weekly basis. Optional.
    • The program fosters temporary stays at research centers abroad for students, according to their interests and needs. Optional.
    • The program values the participation of the student as speaker in at least one conference or simposium of international prestige in their field. Optional.

     

     

    Research skills training

     

    Optional training. Up to 6 credits during the doctoral training period.

    Research skills training is focused on abilities common to all disciplines for the development of scientific and educational skills and the improvement of the professional career. This training consists of different activities (short courses, seminars, etc.), which can be recommended by the Academic Committee of the program. 

     

    Further information:

  • RESEARCH
    • Research Lines

      Economic Theory and Econometrics​

      • Imperfect competition and regulation (Theory and experiments)
      • Price formation in markets with frictions and uncertainty
      • Political economy
      • Auction
      • Time series
      • Public economy
      • Redes sociales y economía del comportamiento
      • Identificación y estimación de modelos econométricos

       

      Macroeconomics and Applied Economics​

      • Growth and innovation
      • Monetary and financial economics
      • Labour market and housing
      • Applied macroeconomics
      • Applied microeconomics
      • Política fiscal
      • Inmigración y movilidad

    • Scientific results

      Adamopoulou, Effrosyni
      Tesis: Essays on Formation and Dissolution of Households

      • Adamopoulou, Effrosyni (with Kaya, Ezgi). "Young Adults Living with their Parents and the Influence of Peers”. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 80, Issue 3, 689-713 (2018)

      Aguiar, Luis
      Tesis: Essays in Empirical Industrial Organization

      • Aguiar, Luis (with Gagnepain, Philippe). "European Cooperative R&D and Firm Performance: Evidence Based on Funding Differences in Key Actions". International Journal of Industrial Organization, 53: 1-31 (2017)
      • Aguiar, Luis (with Martens, Bertin). "Digital Music Consumption on the Internet: Evidence from Clickstream Data”. Information Economics and Policy, 34: 27-43 (2016)

      Allub, Lian
      Tesis: Essays on Financial Frictions, Occupational Choice and Trade

      • Allub, Lian (with Erosa, Andrés). "Financial frictions, occupational choice and economic inequality". Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 107, pages 63-76 (2019)

      Beccuti, Juan
      Tesis: Essays on Microeconomics

      • Beccuti, Juan (with Möller, Marc). "Dynamic Adverse Selection with a Patient Seller". Journal of Economic Theory, vol, 173, 95-117 (2018)

      Berenguer, Vanessa
      Tesis: Co-summability: From Linear to Non-linear Co-summability

      • Berenguer, Vanessa (with Gonzalo, Jesús). “Summability of Stochastic Processes: A Generalization of Integration for Non-linear Processes”. Journal of Econometrics, 178, 331-341 (2014) (Codes and Data)
      • Berenguer, Vanessa (with Carrión-i-Silvestre, Josep Lluís). “Regime Shifts in Stock-Flow I(2)-I(1) Systems: The Case of US fiscal Sustainability”. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 26, 298-321 (2011)

      Berniell, Lucila
      Tesis: Essays on Public Policy and Human Capital

      • Berniell, Lucila (with de la Mata, D. and Valdés, Nieves). "Spillovers Of Health Education At School On Parents' Physical Activity". Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(9), pp.1004-1020 (2013)

      Campoamor, Adolfo Cristóbal
      Tesis: Essays on Economic Geography and Migration

      • Campoamor, Adolfo Cristóbal. "North-South trade liberalization and factor reallocations between manufacturing and R&D". Economic Modelling, Volume 96, Pages 277-294, ISSN 0264-9993 (2021)
      • Campoamor, Adolfo Cristóbal. "Gradual trade liberalization in a North–South model of the product cycle". Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 127 (3), pages 265-292 (2019)

      Charnavoki, Valery
      Tesis: Essays on Business Cycles and Stabilization Policy in a Small Commodity-Exporting Economy

      • Charnavoki, Valery (with Dolado, Juan J.). "The Effects of Global Shocks on Small Commodity-Exporting Economies. Lessons from Canada". American Economic Journal: Macro, 6(2): 207-237 (2014)

      Chen, Liang
      Tesis: Essays in High Dimensional Factor Models

      • Chen, Liang (with Dolado, Juan J. and Gonzalo, Jesús). “Quantile Factor Models”. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13870 (2021)
      • Chen, Liang. “Set Identification of Panel Data Models with Interactive Effects via Quantile Restrictions". Economics Letters (2015)
      • Chen, Liang. "Estimating the Common Break Date in Large Factor Models". Economics Letters (2015)
      • Chen, Liang (with Dolado, Juan J. and Gonzalo, Jesús). "Detecting Big Structural Breaks in Large Factor Models". Journal of Econometrics (2014)

      Coleff, Joaquín
      Tesis: Essays in Industrial and Organizational Economics

      • Coleff, Joaquín. "Can consumer complaints reduce product reliability? Should we worry?". Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, vol. 29(1), pages 74-96 (2019)
      • Coleff, Joaquín (with García, D.). "Information Provision in Procurement Auctions". Journal of Public Economic Theory, 19(2), 426-444 (2016)

      Tesis: Essays on the Economic Theory of Organizations

      • García, Daniel (with Coleff, J.). "Information Provision in Procurement Auctions". Journal of Public Economic Theory, 19(2), 426-444 (2017)

      Eccles, Peter
      Tesis: Essay in Microeconomic Theory

      • Eccles, Peter (with Wegner, Nora). “A Non-Cooperative Foundation for the Continuous Raiffa Solution”. International Journal of Game Theory (2017)

      Elejalde, Ramiro de
      Tesis: Essays in Industrial Organization

      • Elejalde, Ramiro de (with Giuliodori, David, and Stucchi, Rodolfo). "Employment and innovation: Firm level evidence from Argentina”. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (2015)
      • Elejalde, Ramiro de (with Llanes, Gastón). "Industry Equilibrium with Open Source and Proprietary Firms". International Journal of Industrial Organization 31(1) 36-49 (2013)

      Ergemen, Yunus Emre
      Tesis: Panel Data Models with Long-Range Dependance

      • Ergemen, Yunus Emre. "System Estimation of Panel Data Models under Long-Range Dependence". Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, vol. 37 (1), pages 13-26 (2019)
      • Ergemen, Yunus Emre (with Velasco, Carlos). "Persistence Heterogeneity Testing in Panels with Interactive Fixed Effects". Journal of Time Series Analysis, vol. 40 (4), pages 573-589 (2019)
      • Ergemen, Yunus Emre. "System Estimation of Panel Data Models under Long-Range Dependence". Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2017)
      • Ergemen, Yunus Emre (with Velasco, Carlos). "Estimation of Fractionally Integrated Panels with Fixed Effects and Cross-Section Dependence". Journal of Econometrics (2017)

      Franjo, Luis
      Tesis: Essays on Macroeconomics and Housing

      • Franjo, Luis. "International Interest Rates, the Current Account and Housing Markets".  Economic Modelling, vol. 75, pp. 268-280 (2018)
      • Franjo, Luis (with Díaz, Antonia). "Capital Goods, Measured TFP and Growth: The Case of Spain". European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 83 (C), pp.19-39 (2016)

      Gálvez, Ismael
      Tesis: Essays on Labour Market Flows, Inmigration and Persistence of Temporary Jobs

      • Gálvez, Ismael (with Fontaine, Idriss, Gomes, Pedro, and Vila-Martín, Diego). “Labour Market Flows: Accounting for the Public Sector”. Labour Economics, vol. 62 (2020)

      García, Daniel
      Tesis: Essays on the Economic Theory of Organizations

      • García, Daniel (with Coleff, J.). "Information Provision in Procurement Auctions".  Journal of Public Economic Theory, 19(2), 426-444 (2017)

      García Morán, Eva
      Tesis: Essays on Public Policy, Children and Families

      • García Morán, Eva. "Differential Fecundity and Child Custody”. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol.90, pp.156-170 (2018)
      • García Morán, Eva. "With Strings Attached: Grandparent-Provided Child Care and Female Labor Market Outcomes". Review of Economic Dynamics, 23, pp. 80-98 (2017)

      Gomes, Joseph Flavian
      Tesis: Essays on Political Economy and Development

      • Gomes, Joseph Flavian. "The Health Costs of Ethnic Distance: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa". Journal of Economic Growth (2020)
      • Gomes, Joseph Flavian. "Linguistic Fractionalization and Health Information in Sub-Saharan Africa". The World Bank Economic Review (2020)

      Gómez-Miñambres, Joaquín
      Tesis: Essays on Behavioral Economics

      • Gómez-Miñambres, Joaquín (with Fan, J. y Smithers, S.). “Make it too Difficult, and I’ll Give Up; Let me Succeed, and I’ll Excel: The Interaction between Assigned and Personal Goals”. Managerial and Decision Economics, 41 (6), 964-975 (2020)
      • Gómez-Miñambres, Joaquín (with Fan, J.). “Goal Setting in Teams: A Real Effort Coordination Experiment”. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (2019)
      • Gómez-Miñambres, Joaquín (with Corgnet, B. y Hernán-González, R.). “Goal Setting in the Principal-Agent Model: Weak Incentives for Strong Performance”. Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 109, pages 311-326 (2018)
      • Gómez-Miñambres, Joaquín. “Temptation, Horizontal Differentiation and Monopoly Pricing”. Theory and Decision, 78(4), 549-573 (2015)
      • Gómez-Miñambres, Joaquín. "Motivation Through Goal Setting”. Journal of Economic Psychology, 33(6), 1223-1239 (2012)

      González López, Beatriz
      Tesis: Essays on Firm Dynamics

      • González López, Beatriz (with Erosa, Andrés). “Taxation and the Life Cycle of Firms”.  Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 105 (2019)

      Hagen, Martin
      Tesis: Three Essays on Collusion-proof Mechanism Design

      • Hagen, Martin. “Collusion-proof and Fair Auctions”. Economics Letters, vol. 185, article 108682 (2019)

      Hamidisahneh, Mehdi
      Tesis: Essays on the Identification of Linear Rational Expectations Models

      • Hamidisahneh, Mehdi (with Cánova, F.). “Are Small-Scale SVARs Useful for Business Cycle Analysis? Revisiting Non-Fundamentalness”. Journal of European Economic Association, vol. 16, pp. 1069-1093 (2018)

      Kheifets, Igor
      Tesis: Specification Tests for Financial Dynamic Models

      • Kheifets, Igor. "Multivariate Specification Tests Based on the Dynamic Rosenblatt Transform". Computational Statistics & Data Analysis, vol. 124, pages 1-14 (2018)

      Kirkby, Robert
      Tesis: Frameworks for Evaluating Macroeconomic Policies

      • Kirkby, Robert. "Bewley-Huggett-Aiyagari Models: Computation, Simulation, and Uniqueness of General Equilibrium". Macroeconomic Dynamics, Vol. 23, Issue 6, pp. 2469–2508 (2019)
      • Kirkby, Robert. "Convergence of Discretized Value Function Iteration".  Computational Economics (2017)

      Kocharkov, Georgi
      Tesis: Essays on the Economics of the Family

      • Kocharkov, Georgi (with Cavalcanti, T. V. D. V. and Santos, C.). “Family planning and development: Aggregate effects of contraceptive use”. Economic Journal (2020)
      • Korcharkov, Georgi (with Greenwood, Jeremy, Guner, Nezih, and Santos, Cezar).  "Technology and the Changing Family: A Unified Model of Marriage, Divorce, Educational Attainment and Married Female Labor-Force Participation". American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 8(1), 1-41 (2016)

      Kuehn, Zoe
      Tesis: Two Essays on the Macroeconomic Analysis of Government Policies and Entrepreneurship

      • Kuehn, Zoe (with García-Morán, Eva). "With Strings Attached: Grandparent-Provided Child Care and Female Labor Market Outcomes". Review of Economic Dynamics, 23, pp. 80-98 (2017)
      • Kuehn, Zoe. “Tax Rates, Governance, and the Informal Economy in High-Income Countries". Economic Inquiry, 52(1), pp. 405-430 (2014)

      Llanes, Gastón
      Tesis: Essays on the Economics of Innovation

      • Llanes, Gastón (with Elejalde, Ramiro de). "Industry Equilibrium with Open-Source and Proprietary Firms". International Journal of Industrial Organization, 31(1) 36-49 (2013)
      • Llanes, Gastón (with Trento, Stefano). "Patent Policy, Patent Pools, and the Accumulation of Claims in Sequential Innovation". Economic Theory, 50(3) 703-725 (2012)
      • Llanes, Gastón (with Trento, Stefano). "Anticommons and Optimal Patent Policy in a Model of Sequential Innovation". B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11(1) 46 (2011)

      Mata, Dolores de la
      Tesis: Essays in Applied Health Economics

      • Mata, Dolores de la (Berniell, Lucila, and Valdés, Nieves). “Spillovers Of Health Education At School On Parents' Physical Activity”. Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(9), pages 1004-1020 (2013)
      • Mata, Dolores de la. "The Effect Of Medicaid Eligibility On Coverage, Utilization, And Children's Health". Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(9), pp.1061-1079 (2012)

      Mavridis, Christos
      Tesis: Essays in Political Economy

      • Mavridis. Christos (with Ortuño, Ignacio). “Polling in a Proportional Representation System”. Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 51, pp.297-312 (2018)

      Tesis: Essays on Contest Theory

      • Serena, Marco (with Mavridis, Christos). "Complete information pivotal-voter model with asymmetric group size and asymmetric benefits". European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 67, article 101961 (2021)
      • Serena, Marco (with Mavridis, Christos). "Complete information pivotal-voter model with asymmetric group size". Public Choice, vol. 177, pages 53-66 (2018)

      Millán, Ana María
      Tesis: The Choice to Become Self-Employed and the Decision to Hire Employees

      • Millán, Ana María (with Millan, J., Roman, C. and van Stel, A.). "Unraveling the Relationship Between the Business Cycle and the Own-Account Worker's Decision to Hire Employees". International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 11(2), 321-342 (2015) doi: 10.1007/s11365-014-0346-z
      • Millán, Ana María (with Millan, J., Roman, C. and van Stel, A.). "How Does Employment Protection Legislation Influence Hiring and Firing Decisions by the Smallest Firms?". Economics Letters, 121(3), 444-448 (2013)

      Morchio, Iacopo
      Tesis: Essays on Economic Inequality

      • Morchio, Iacopo. "Work Histories and Lifetime Unemployment”. International Economic Review, vol. 61 (1), pages 321-350 (2020)

      Moro, Alessio
      Tesis: Essays on Structural Change, Growth and Volatility

      • Moro, Alessio (with Stucchi, Rodolfo). "Heterogeneous Productivity Shocks, Elasticity of Substitution and Aggregate Fluctuations". Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 45, pp. 45–53 (2015)
      • Moro, Alessio. "Structural Change, Growth and Volatility". American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 7 (3), pp. 259-94 (2015)
      • Moro, Alessio. "The Structural Transformation Between Manufacturing and Services and the Decline in the US GDP Volatility". Review of Economic Dynamics Vol. 12 (3), pp. 402-415 (2012)

      Panthöfer, Sebastian
      Tesis: Three Essays in Health Economics

      • Panthöfer, Sebastian. "Risk Selection under Public Health Insurance with Opt‐Out".  Health Economics, 25 (9) (2016)

      Peri, Alessandro
      Tesis: Essays on Heterogeneous Firms and Corporate Default

      • Peri, Alessandro (with Rachedi, Omar). "Financial Development, Default Rates and Credit Spread". The Economic Journal, vol. 130 (626), pages 534-553 (2020)

      Rachedi, Omar
      Tesis: Essays on Heterogeneous Agent Models

      • Rachedi, Omar. “Portfolio Rebalancing and Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Inattention”. International Economic Review, 58(2), 699-726 (2018)

      Rueda Llano, José
      Tesis: Eficiencia, incentivos y equilibrio

      • Rueda Llano, José (with Corchón, Luis C.). “Disequilibrium Trade in a Large Market for an Indivisible Good”. The BE Journal of Theoretical Economics (2020)

      Sant’Anna, Pedro H. C.
      Tesis: Essays on Duration and Count Data Models

      • Sant’Anna, Pedro H. C. "Nonparametric Tests for Treatment Effect Heterogeneity With Duration Outcomes". Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, forthcoming (2020)
      • Sant’Anna, Pedro H. C. "Testing for Uncorrelated Residuals in Dynamic Count Models with an Application to Corporate Bankruptcy". Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, vol. 35 (3), 349-358 (2017)

      Serena, Marco
      Tesis: Essays on Contest Theory

      • Serena, Marco (with Mavridis, Christos). "Complete information pivotal-voter model with asymmetric group size and asymmetric benefits". European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 67, article 101961 (2021)
      • Serena, Marco (with Mavridis, Christos). "Complete Information Pivotal-Voter Model with Asymmetric Group Size". Public Choice, vol. 177, pages 53-66 (2018)

      Tesis: Essay on Contests and Voting

      • Serena, Marco. "Quality Contests". European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pp.15-25 (2017)
      • Serena, Marco. “Sequential Contests Revisited". Public Choice, Springer, vol. 173(1), pp.131-144 (2017)

      Song, Xiaojun
      Tesis: Essays on Nonparametric Econometrics

      • Song, Xiaojun (with Chen, Qiang, and Hu, Meidi). "A nonparametric specification test for the volatility functions of diffusion processes". Econometric Reviews, 38:5, 557-576 (2019)
      • Song, Xiaojun (with Delgado, M.). "Nonparametric Tests for Conditional Symmetry". Journal of Econometrics, vol.206, issue 2, pp. 447-471 (2018)
      • Song, Xiaojun (with Taamouti, A.). "Measuring Nonlinear Granger Causality in Mean". Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 36:2, 321-333 (2018)

      Traferri, Alejandra
      Tesis: Estimating Non-linear Models with Applications to Health, Labor and Education Economics

      • Traferri, Alejandra (with Carro, Jesús). "State Dependence and Heterogeneity in Health Using a Bias Corrected Fixed Effects Estimator". Journal of Applied Econometrics, 29 (2) 181-207 (2014)

      Troster, Victor
      Tesis: Specification and Casuality of Distribution Models

      • Troster, Victor (with Penalva, José, Taamouti, Abderrahim, and Wied, Dominik). "Cointegration, Information Transmission, and the Lead-Lag Effect between Industry Portfolios and the Stock Market". Journal of Forecasting, forthcoming (2021)
      • Troster, Victor (with Wied, Dominik). "A Specification Test for Dynamic Conditional Distribution Models with Function-Valued Parameters". Econometric Reviews (2020)
      • Troster, Victor (with Shahbaz, M. y Uddin, G. S.). “Renewable Energy, Oil Prices, and Economic Activity: A Granger-Causality in Quantiles Analysis”. Energy Economics, 70, 440-452 (2018)
      • Troster, Victor. "Testing for Granger-Causality in Quantiles". Econometric Reviews, 37, 850-866 (2018)

      Tsakas, Nikolaos
      Tesis: On the Role of Imitation in Social Networks

      • Tsakas, Nikolaos (with Petrakis, Emmanuel). "The Effect of Entry on R&D Networks”.  The RAND Journal of Economics, 49(3), 706-750 (2018)
      • Tsakas, Nikolaos. “Diffusion by Imitation: The Importance of Targeting Agents”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 139, 118-151 (2017)
      • Tsakas, Nikolaos. “Beatable Imitation in Symmetric Games with Perturbed Payoffs”. Mathematical Social Sciences, 74, 34-40 (2015)
      • Tsakas, Nikolaos. “Imitating the Most Successful Neighbor in Social Networks”. Review of Network Economics, 12(4), 403-435 (2013)

      Valdés, Nieves
      Tesis: Model and Estimation of Policy Effects on Poor Girl Schooling Decision

      • Valdés, Nieves (with Berniell, Lucila, and Mata, Dolores de la). "Spillovers Of Health Education At School On Parents' Physical Activity". Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(9), pp.1004-1020 (2013)

      Vives, Cecilia
      Tesis: Essays on Labour Economics

      • Vives, Cecilia. "Human Capital and Market Size". Papers in Regional Science. 2017; 1–20 (2017)

      Wang, Xuexin
      Tesis: Three Essays on Specification Testing

      • Wang, Xuexin (with Sun, Yixiao, UCSD). "An Asymptotically F-Distributed Chow Test in the Presence of Heteroscedasticity and Autocorrelation". Econometric Reviews, forthcoming (2021)
      • Wang, Xuexin (with Sun, Yixiao, UCSD). "A Simple Asymptotically F-Distributed Portmanteau Test for Time Series Models with Uncorrelated Innovations". Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, forthcoming (2020)
      • Wang, Xuexin. "A New Class of Tests for Overidentifying Restrictions in Moment Condition Models". Econometric Reviews, Volume 39, 5, 495-509 (2020)
      • Wang, Xuexin (with Martínez Iriarte, Julián y Sun, Yixiao, UCSD). “Asymptotic F Tests under Possibly Weak Identification”. Journal of Econometrics, 218 (1), 140-177 (2020)
      • Wang, Xuexin (with Sun, Yixiao, UCSD). “An Asymptotic F Test for Uncorrelatedness in the Presence of Time Series Dependence”. Journal of Time Series Analysis, 41 (4), pages 536-550 (2020)
      • Wang, Xuexin. “A New Class of Tests for Overidentifying Restrictions in Moment Condition Models”. Econometric Reviews, vol. 39, 5, pages 495-509, DOI: 10.1080/07474938.2019.1697085 (2019)
      • Wang, Xuexin. “A General Approach to Conditional Moment Specification Testing with Projections”. Econometric Reviews, vol. 37, 2, pages 140-165 (2018)

      Wegner, Nora
      Tesis: Essay in Microeconomic Theory

      • Eccles, Peter (with Wegner, Nora). “A Non-Cooperative Foundation for the Continuous Raiffa Solution”. International Journal of Game Theory (2017)

      Xu, Bing
      Tesis: Three Essays on Banking and Finance in China

      • Xu, Bing (with van Rixtel, Adrian, y van Leuvensteijn, Michiel). “Measuring Bank Competition Under Binding Interest Rate Regulation: the Case of China”. Applied Economics (2016)

      Anil Yildizparlak
      Tesis: Essays on Conflicts and Contests

      • Yildizparlak, Anil. "An Application of Contest Success Functions for Draws on European Soccer". Journal of Sports Economics, 1527002517716973 (2017)
      • Yildizparlak, Anil (con Corchón, L. C.). "Give Peace a Chance: The Effect of Ownership and Asymmetric Information on Peace". Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 92, 116-126 (2013)

      Yousaf, Hasin
      Tesis: Essays in Empirical Political Economy

      • Yousaf, Hasin. “Sticking to one’s guns: Mass Shootings and the Political Economy of Gun Control in the U.S.”. Journal of the European Economic Association (2021)

      Zudenkova, Galina
      Tesis: Essays on Political Economy and Industrial Organization

      • Zudenkova, Galina. "Lobbying as a Guard against Extremism”. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 17(1), pp. (2016, recuperado en 2018, doi:10.1515/bejeap-2016-0212)
    • Scientific publications

      Alfonso Alba

      César Alonso

      Antonio Cabrales

      • Azmat, G., Bagues, M., Cabrales, A., and Iriberri, N. “What you don't know... Can't hurt you? A natural field experiment on relative performance feedback in higher education”. Management Science. 65, 3714-3736. 2019.
      • Cabrales, A., Gossner, O. and Serrano, R. “Entropy and the value of information for investors”. American Economic Review, 103, 360-377. 2013.
      • Cabrales, A., Antoni Calvó-Armengol and Matthew O. Jackson, “La Crema: A Case Study of Mutual Fire Insurance”. Journal of Political Economy, 111, 425-458. 2003.

      Julio Cáceres

      Raquel Carrasco

      Jesús Carro

      Marco Celentani

      • Celentani, M., and Loveira, R. “A simple explanation of the relative performance evaluation puzzle”. Review of Economic Dynamics, 9, 525-540. 2006.
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      Antonia Díaz

      Juan José Dolado

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      Martin Dumav

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      Andrés Erosa

      • Erosa, A., and González, B. “Taxation and the life cycle of firms”. Journal of Monetary Economics, 105, 114-130. 2019.
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      Juan Carlos Escanciano

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      • Escanciano, J.C., Bravo F., and Van Keilegom, I. “Asymptotic distribution-free tests for semiparametric regressions with dependent data”. The Annals of Statistics, 46, 1167-1196. 2018.

       Natalia Fabra

      • Fabra, N. “A Primer on Capacity Mechanisms”. Energy Economics, 75, 323–335. 2020.
      • Fabra, N., and Reguant, M. “Pass-through of Emissions Costs in Electricity Markets”. American Economic Review, 104, 2872–2899. 2014.
      • De Frutos, M-A, Fabra, N., and Von der Ferh, N-H. “Market Design and Investment Incentives”. The Economic Journal, 121, 1340–1360. 2011.

      Jesús Fernández-Huertas

      • Bertoli, S., Fernández-Huertas, J., Guichard, L. “Rational inattention and migration decisions”. Journal of International Economic. 2020.
      • Fernández-Huertas, J., and Rapoport, H. “Tradable Immigration Quotas”. Journal of Public Economics, 115, 94–108. 2014.
      • Fernández-Huertas J. “New Evidence on Emigrant Selection”. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 93,  72–96. 2011.

      José Luis Ferreira

      William Fuchs

      • Asriyan, V., Fuchs W., and Green B. “Liquidity Sentiments”. American Economic Review, 109, 3813–3848. 2019.
      • Asriyan, V., Fuchs, W., and Green, B. “Information Spillovers in Asset Markets with Correlated Values”. American Economic Review, 107, 2007–2040. 2017.
      • Fuchs, W. and Skrzypacz. “Bargaining with Arrival of New Traders”. American Economic Review, 100, 802–836. 2010.

      Luisa Fuster

      • Erosa, A., Fuster, L., and Kambourov, G. “Towards a Micro-Founded Theory of Aggregate Labor Supply". Review of Economic Studies, 83, 1001-1039. 2016.
      • Erosa, A., Fuster, L. and Restuccia, D. “A Quantitative Theory of the Gender Gap in Wages”. European Economic Review, 85, 165-185. 2016.
      • Fuster, L., Imhoroglu A.,and Imrohologlu S. "Elimination of Social Security in a Dynastic Framework". Review of Economic Studies, 74, 113–145. 2007.

      Boris Ginzburg

      • Denter, P., Dumav, M., and Ginzburg, B., "Social Connectivity, Media Bias, and Correlation Neglect". Economic Journal. forthcoming.
      • Ginzburg, B., and Guerra, J.A. "When Collective Ignorance is Bliss: Theory and Experiment on Voting for Learning". Journal of Public Economics, 169, 52–64. 2019.
      • Ginzburg, B. "Optimal Information Censorship". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 163, 377–385. 2019.

      Jesús Gonzalo

      • Gonzalo, J., and Gadea, L. “Trends in Distributional Characteristics: Existence of Global Warming". Journal of Econometrics, 214, 153–174. 2019.
      • Dolado, J., Chen, L., and Gonzalo, J. "Quantile Factor Models". Econometrica. 2020.
      • Dolado, J., Gonzalo, J., and Mayoral, L. "A Fractional Dickey-Fuller Test for Unit Roots". Econometrica, 70, 1963-2006. 2002.

      Angel Hernando-Veciana

      • Hernando Á., and Tröege  M. "Cheap Talk and Strategic Rounding in Libor Submissions". Review of Financial Studies, 33, 2585-2621. 2020.
      • Hernando Á., and Michelucci, F. "Inefficient Rushes in Auctions". Theoretical Economics, 13, 273–306. 2018.
      • Beker, P, and Hernando Á. “The Dynamics of Bidding Markets with Financial Constraints”. Journal of Economic Theory, 155, 234–261. 2015.

      M. Belén Jerez

      • Jerez, B. “Competitive Search Equilibrium with Multidimensional Heterogeneity and Two-Sided Ex-ante Investments”. Journal of Economic Theory, 172. 2017.
      • Díaz, A. and Jerez, B. "House Prices, Sales, And Time On The Market: A Search‐Theoretic Framework". International Economic Review, 54, 837-872. 2013.
      • Gottardi, P, and Jerez, B. “Comment on `Bertrand and Walras Equilibria under Moral Hazard’”. Journal of Political Economy, 115. 2007.

      Matthias Kredler

      • Barczyk, Daniel, and Kredler, M. "Evaluating Long-Term Care Policy Options, Taking the Family Seriously". Review of Economic Studies, 85, 766-809. 2018.
      • Barczyk, Daniel, and Kredler, M. "Altruistically-Motivated Transfers under Uncertainty". Quantitative Economics, 5, 705-749. 2014.
      • Kredler, M. "Experience vs. Obsolence: A Vintage-Human-Capital Model", Journal of Economic Theory, 150, 709-739. 2014.

      Antoine Loeper

      • Austen-Smith D., Dziuda, W., Harstad B., and Loeper, A. "Gridlock and Inefficient Policy Instruments". Theoretical Economics, 14, 1483–1534. 2019.
      • Dziuda, W., and Loeper, A. "Dynamic Collective Choice with Endogenous Status quo". Journal of Political Economy, 124, 1148-1186. 2016.
      • Loeper, A., Steiner, J., and Stewart, C. "Influential Opinion Leaders". The Economic Journal, 124, 1147-1167. 2014.

      Matilde Machado

      • Berniell, I., De La Mata, D., and Machado, M. "The Impact of a Permanent Income Shock on the Situation of Women in the Household: the case of a pension reform in Argentina". Economic Development and Cultural Change, 68, 1296–1343. 2020.
      • Machado, M., Mora, R., and Romero-Medina, A. "Can We Infer Hospital Quality from Medical Graduates’ Residency Choices?". Journal of the European Economic Association, 10, 1400–1424. 2012.
      • Machado, M. "A Consistent Estimator for the Binomial Distribution in the Presence of Incidental Parameters, an Application to Patent Data". Journal of Econometrics, 119, 73–98. 2004.

      Francisco Marhuenda

      Ricardo Mora

      • Mora, R., Guinea-Martín D., and Ruiz-Castillo J. "The evolution of gender segregation over the life course". American Sociological Review. 2018.
      • Mora, R., and Yunrong, L. "Re-assessing the impact of the grandparent’s income on the infant mortality rate: an evaluation of the Old Age Allowance program in Nepal" World Development. 87, 333-348. 2016.
      • Machado, M., Mora, R., and Romero-Medina, A. "Can We Infer Hospital Quality from Medical Graduates’ Residency Choices?". Journal of the European Economic Association, 10, 1400–1424. 2012.

      Diego Moreno

      • Moreno, D., and Wooders, J. "Reserve prices in auctions with entry when the seller is risk-averse". Economics Letters, 154, 6–9. 2017.
      • Moreno, D., and Wooders, J. "Auctions with heterogeneous entry costs". RAND Journal of Economics, 42, 313-336. 2011.
      • Einy, E., Moreno, D. and Shitovitz, B. "Information Advantage in Cournot Oligopoly". Journal of Economic Theory, 106, 151-160. 2002.

      Álvaro Name

      • Name, Á., and Yildrim, H. "Social Pressure, Transparency, and Voting in Committees". Journal of Economic Theory, 184. 2019.
      • Name, Á., and Yildrim, H. "Giving in to Social Pressure”. Games and Economic Behavior,  99. 2016.
      • Name, Á., and Yildrim, H. "A Theory of Charitable Fund-raising with Costly Solicitations". American Economic Review, 103(2). 2013.

      Ignacio Ortuño

      Evi Pappa

      • Lagerborg, A., Pappa, E., and Ravn M. "Does Economic Insecurity Really Impact on Gun Violence at US Schools?". Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 198–199. 2019.
      • Ben Zeev, N., and Pappa, E. "Chronicle of a War Foretold: The Macroeconomic Effects of Anticipated Defense Spending Shocks". Economic Journal, 127, 1568–1597. 2017.
      • Gnocchi, S., Hauser, D., and Pappa, E. “Housework and Fiscal Expansions”. Journal of Monetary Economics, 79, 94–108. 2016.

      Juan Pablo Rincón

      • Rincón-Zapatero, J.P., and  Yanyun Zhao "Envelope theorem in dynamic economic models with recursive utility”. Economics Letters 163, 10–12. 2018.
      • Rincón-Zapatero, J.P., and Santos, M. " Differentiability of the value function without interiority assumptions”. Journal of Economic Theory, 144, 1948–1964. 2009.
      • Palmero, C.R., and Rincón-Zapatero, J.P. "Existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Bellman equation in the unbounded case". Econometrica, 71, 317–318. 2003.

      Nazari Salish

      • Breitung, J., and Salish, N. “Estimation of Heterogeneous Panels with Systematic Slope Variations”. Journal of Econometrics. 2020.
      • Gleim, A., and Salish, N. “A Moment-based Notion of Time Dependence for Functional Time Series Analysis”. Journal of Econometrics, 212, 377-392. 2019.
      • Breitung, J., Roling, C., and Salish, N. "Lagrange M­ultiplier Type Tests for Slope Homogeneity in Panel Data Models". Econometrics Journal, 19, 166-202. 2016.

      Johannes Schneider

      Hernán Seoane

      Georges Siotis

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      • De Frutos M.A., Ornaghi C., and Siotis, G. "Competition in the pharmaceutical industry: how do quality differences shape advertising strategies?". Journal of Health Economics, 32, 268–285. 2013.
      • Sembenelli, A., and Siotis, G. “Foreign Direct Investment and Mark-up Dynamics: Evidence from Spanish Firms”. Journal of International Economics, 76, 107–115. 2008.

      Jan Stuhler

      • Braun, S., and Stuhler, J. "The Transmission of Inequality Across Multiple Generations: Testing Recent Theories with Evidence from Germany". Economic Journal, 128, 576–611. 2018.
      • Dustmann, C., Schönberg, U., and Stuhler, J. "Labor Supply Shocks, Native Wages, and the Adjustment of Local Employment". Quarterly Journal of Economics, 132, 435–483. 2017.
      • Dustmann, C., Schönberg, U., and Stuhler, J. "The Impact of Immigration: Why Do Studies Reach Such Different Results?". Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30, 31-56. 2016.

      Carlos Velasco

      Felix Wellschmied

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      • Tjaden, V., and Wellschmied, F. "Quantifying the Contribution of Search to Wage Inequality". American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6,  134-61. 2014.
      • Bachmann R., Bayer, C., Merkl, C., Seth S., and Stuebe, H., and Wellschmied, F.  “Worker Churn in the Cross Section and Over Time: New Evidence from Germany”. Journal of Monetary Economics. 2020.

      Emircan Yurdagul

  • THESIS

    Thesis defense

     

    The aim of the PhD program in Economics is to provide advanced training in research techniques, which is articulated around the preparation and defense of the thesis, namely a collection of original research papers in Economics suitable for publication in academic journals.

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and its Doctoral School establish the monitoring procedures required to guarantee the quality of the Ph.D. training and supervision as well as the proper evaluation and defense of the doctoral thesis.

     

    Further information:

     

     

    Requirements

    The Ph.D. program in Economics establishes that:

    • When the thesis advisor and the Ph.D. candidate consider that the thesis is ready for defense, it is previously presented before a committee consisiting of three professors appointed by the advisor, who evaluate its suitability.
    • At least two of the three chapters of the thesis must be suitable for publication in an indexed JCR journal (Journal Citation Report) of Economics). If this requirement is not met, the committee will provide some recommendations.
  • USEFUL INFORMATION
    • Overview
      Información Práctica de los Estudios de Doctorado

       

      Our Ph.D. programs focus on the acquisition of skills and abilities required to undertake high-quality research work within the strategic framework and lines of research of the university. Students will be expected to work independently under supervision and guidance of top experts in their fields in order to produce novel, groundbreaking research work in the form of a dissertation.

      The Ph.D. thesis constitutes the expected outcome of the doctoral training, stating the specifics of the research work and results. The thesis must meet the high-quality standards required by the Ph.D. program and be subject to public defense and assessment by an independent thesis committee.

      A favorable assessment of the thesis enables Ph.D. students to request their official Ph.D. degree certificate, issued by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. 

       

      • For further information on the Economics graduate program, check the Student Guide

       

      Calendar of the Academic Year: October 1 - September 30

        Period Dates

      Admission

      According to start date of each semester

      Applications for admission for the first semester of the 21/22 academic year with start date on the 15th of November, 2021 can be submitted until the 31st of August, 2021 (Spanish peninsular time, CET)

      Applications for admission for the second semester of the 21/22 academic year with start date on the 30th of March, 2022, can be submitted until the 31st of January, 2022 (Spanish peninsular time, CET)*

      Enrollment

      New students can choose when to start their Ph.D. training: 

      • First semester's start date: November 15
      • Second semester's start date: March 30

      Continuing students (second and subsequent years) must obligatorily enroll at the first semester of each academic year.

      Enrollment period for new students:

      • Students starting first semester: September 1st through 30th (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time)
      • Students starting second semester: March 1st through 31st (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time)

      Enrollment period for continuing students:

      • September 1st through 30th (23:59 h. Peninsular Spanish time)
      Monitoring and annual assessment

      The Academic Committee of each Ph.D. program will assess the progress of Ph.D. students on their research projects on an annual basis.

      Further information on  Ph.D. monitoring and annual assessment

      June: All Ph.D. students 

      December: Only Ph.D. students whose June evaluation was unfavorable

      Thesis defense

      Students can defend their Ph.D. theses at any time of the academic year (except for August).

      Official enrollment at the time of thesis defense is required. 

      Calendar of thesis defense approval

       

    • Procedures
    • FAQ

      Ph.D. Studies

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      What is a Ph.D.?

      A Ph.D. is a period of training in skills and abilities required to undertake independent, high-quality research work in the realm of R&D under the supervision of top experts in their respective fields.

       

      What are the terms of access to a Ph.D. program?

      As a general rule, candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree. Credits for both must amount to at least 300 ECTS credits.

      Additionally, specific requirements and candidate profiles are described in each program’s terms of access. Before applying for admission, it is strongly recommended to take the  Ph.D. Programs into consideration, as well as its lines of research, profiles of the scholars involved and final results (theses and scientific publications) as proof of the program’s quality and specialization.


      What is the duration of a Ph.D.?

      The regular duration of a full-time Ph.D. program is 3 years. This period can be extended up to 5 years.

      The regular duration of a part-time Ph.D. program is 5 years. This period can be extended up to 8 years. 

      You may apply, for justified reasons, for either an extension or a leave of absence from your Ph.D. training period to the Academic Committee of your program. Your request must be endorsed by your tutor/advisor. Further information:  Duration of Ph.D. studies

       

      Can I do my Ph.D. entirely online?

      No. All Ph.D. Programs require some face-to-face activity throughout the training period. The duration of face-to-face activity is established by each Program.

       

      How can I apply for a part-time enrollment status?

      You can state your part-time enrollment status upon admission or, once you have initiated your training period, by submitting a request for justified reasons to the Academic Committee of your program. Your request must be endorsed by your tutor/advisor. Further information:  Enrollment status for Ph.D. studies

       

      Must I take any other training in addition to my research work?

      Yes. There are three different types of additional training to be taken during your Ph.D.:

      • Complementary training. Applicable only to students whose terms of admission state this training as required.
      • Specific training. Activities within the framework of your Ph.D. program.
      • Research Skills training. Courses or activities focused on abilities common to all disciplines (communication, academic writing, stress management, etc.).

      Further information on Doctoral Training: Monitoring and Development of these FAQ.


      What is the outcome of a Ph.D.?

      The Ph.D. thesis is the intended outcome of the doctoral training period. The thesis must give account of the student’s scientific work and meet the quality standards established by the Academic Committee of the program. Theses are defended in a public dissertation event, where they are subjected to assessment by an independent committee.

      A favorable assessment enables students to apply for their official Ph.D. degree certificate issued by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. An additional Doctorado Internacional distinction is awarded to students who met a number of specific requirements during their training period.


      What is an Interuniversity Ph.D.?

      Interuniversity PhDs are joint degree programs by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in collaboration with other Spanish or international institutions. The outcome of these programs does not translate into multiple degrees but just one equivalent to the training undertaken by the student.

       

      Admission

       

      How can I apply for admission to a Ph.D. program?

      Your application for admission must be submitted online. Signing in is previously required in order to get your login and password. Further information on how to carry out this process:  Apply for admission

       

      I have not completed my Master’s degree yet. May I apply for admission now?

      Yes. However, in the event of a favorable resolution of admission, it will be conditioned to your Master’s degree completion.

       

      When can I apply for admission?

      You can apply for admission any time of the year. Deadline for admission applications for the current academic year is March 1. All applications submitted thereafter will be considered for next academic year. 

       

      What documents do I need to submit?

      Scan in advance the documentation requirements to be attached to your application. The documents listed below are mandatory in all cases:

      • National Identity Document: DNI, NIE, or passport
      • Previous degree certificate or diploma (Master’s degree or equivalent), or proof of payment of issuance fees. Not required for former uc3m students
      • Academic transcript of previous degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), including grades. Not required for former uc3m students
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Authorization of disclosure of educational and employment information
      • Ph.D. research proposal
      • Endorsement for thesis project

      Some programs may require additional documents, such as reference letters by notable researchers, foreign language skills certificate, etc.

      Please note: If your previous degree was earned at an international institution, you must also submit a certificate issued by said institution stating that your degree meets the requirements for access to Ph.D. level studies.

      Additionally, if your former institution is located outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)  you are required to submit your degree certificate or diploma legalized via diplomatic channels (or, when applicable, by the Apostille of The Hague Convention), attaching an official  Spanish or English translation if necessary.

       

      Can I choose when to start my doctoral training?

      Yes. As a new student, you must state in your application for admission whether you want to start your training in the first semester (November 15) or second semester (March 30).

       

      I want to apply for a scholarship or financial aid program. Must I do it before or after applying for admission to a Ph.D.?

      It is strongly recommended to apply first for your Ph.D. program of choice at uc3m, as most of the granting institutions require proof of admission (or application for admission) to a Ph.D.

      Further information on Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs of these FAQ.

       

      I submitted my application. When will I know if I am admitted?

      The review process of your application consists of two stages:

      • Administrative validation. Your application will be reviewed at the Doctoral School Office on campus to ensure that it meets the admission requirements. You will be contacted if necessary.
      • Academic evaluation. If your application has succesfully passed the previous stage, it will be forwarded to the Academic Committee of the Ph.D. program for review. You will be notified of the Committee's decision by certified mail sent to the postal address provided in your application.

      This process may take up to one-two months. You will be notified of the Committee’s resolution by e-mail.

       

      I have been admitted. When must I submit my enrollment form?

      In you are admitted to a Ph.D. program, you have to submit your online application for enrollment in the periods set by the university to that effect, according to the instructions indicated in your letter of admission, our website or the Enrollment section of this FAQ, including the payment of tuition fees. If you do not submit your enrollment for the academic year for which you were admitted, your admission will be cancelled.

      Doctoral training scholarships. Exemptions

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      What types of financial aid programs can I apply for?

      There is a wide variety of financial aid programs for doctoral training that cover partial or total tuition fees and, in some cases, allow uc3m to formally hire the Ph.D. student as a training researcher.

      Who are the awarding bodies?

      Here is a list of the most common scholarship and financial aid programs:

         - Formación de Investigadores del Ministerio de Innovación / Researchers Training by Ministerio de Innovación (formerly known as FPI scholarships)
         - Formación de Profesorado Universitario del Ministerio de Educación / University Faculty Training by Ministerio de Educación (formerly known as FPU scholarships)
         - Researchers Training by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, awarded by the institution departments
         - Ph.D. Scholarships by La Caixa
         - Ph.D. Scholarships by Comunidades Autónomas (Autonomous Regions of Spain)
         - Scholarships by Fundación Carolina (for Latin American students)
         

      Further information:  Doctoral Training Scholarships


      When and how can I apply for these?

      Each granting body has its own application and awarding periods. It is strongly recommended to apply first for your Ph.D. program of choice at uc3m in all cases, as most of these institutions require proof of admission (or application for admission) to a Ph.D.

       

      Do I have to be admitted to a Ph.D. in order to apply for admission?

      It is not required in most cases, but, as pointed out previously, you must have at least submitted your application for admission in order to be eligible (check the awarding institution’s specific terms). Only if you are eventually granted the scholarship or financial aid will it be required to be admitted and enrolled on the program in order to accept the aid and be hired as a training researcher at uc3m.

       

      I received a scholarship or financial aid. Do I have to notify uc3m?

      Yes. As a recipient of any financial aids, it is recommended to notify the university for these to be applied upon enrollment. If your scholarship status is not registered in your self-enrollment application, please contact the Doctoral School Office, either in person or by e-mail at admisiondoctorado@uc3m.es

       

      Where will I undertake my Ph.D. research work?

      Your research and teaching activities (when applicable) will be carried out at the department or Institute stated in your contract within the framework of your Ph.D. program under the supervision of the tutor and advisor(s) appointed by the Academic Committee.


      Who is in charge of managing my scholarship or financial aid program?

      Granting institutions usually delegate on uc3m the management of these aids according to the terms originally established by those and our own rules and regulations.

       

      Who is to evaluate the progress and outcomes of my research work?

      All our Ph.D. students must submit the progress of their research work for evaluation by the Academic Committee of their Ph.D. program. Recipients of any financial aid program must also provide this information to the granting body.

       

      Are there any other tuition fees exemptions?

      Yes. As a new student, if you are eligible for any of the following exemptions or discounts recognized by the Spanish administration, you must submit certified copies of the pertinent documents to the Postgraduate Office on campus before enrollment proceedings so that these exemptions apply upon enrollment.

      • Large Family status: Certified copy of the Large Family status card (general or special)
      • Disability: Certified copy of Disability Identification card (minimum 33% disability)
      • Other: Certified copy of proof of exemption for victims of terrorist attacks (including their spouses and children) or children of civil and military servants who perished in the line of duty.

      These documents must be valid for the academic year for which the exemption is requested.

      Enrollment

      How to enroll

      Our Ph.D. Management service allows you to submit your enrollment data online. To access the application, just enter your ID or passport number and the four-digit password generated by our system upon initial registration. Forgot your code? You will need to print out your proof of enrollment and tuition fees invoice, when applicable.

       

      When to enroll               

      New students can choose the start date of the Ph.D. studies. Enrollment period varies accordingly:

      Students starting first semester:

      • Enrollment period: September 1st through 30th (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time)
      • Start date of Ph.D. training: November 15 

      Students starting second semester*:

      • Enrollment period: March 1st through 31st (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time)
      • Start date of Ph.D. training: March 30

      *In these cases, students benefit from a reduced tuition fee, applicable only for first-year enrollment.

      Your start date will determine the length of your Ph.D. training period.

      As a continuing student, the enrollment period is September 1st through 30th (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time) of each academic year.

       

      What modules should I register on my application?

      You must select the following modules of your enrollment application:

      • Ph.D. Monitoring for your doctoral training year. 

      Required in all cases. It will be registered by default in your application. 

      • Complementary credits.

      Only applicable if the Academic Committee of your program established these credits as obligatory in its admission resolution, in which case you have been properly notified in your admission letter. These credits will be registered by default in your application.

      Other activities of your doctoral training may not require enrollment. If so, our Postgraduate Offices are in charge of the registration process:

      • Specific training: Activities included in the syllabus of your Ph.D. program. 
      • Research Skills training: Required for students of all Ph.D. programs (6 credits minimum for the entire doctoral training period).  


      Please note: Upon completion of your Ph.D. training, it is required to be enrolled in both the Ph.D. monitoring of the academic year of your thesis defense and the Ph.D. thesis Defense and Assessment module in order to defend your thesis.

       

      What are the costs of tuition fees?

      These are the tuition fees for all your Ph.D. training:

        

      1. Academic fees
      • Academic monitoring of Ph.D. training year.  

      Ordinary fee (full-time, starting first semester): 390 €.

      Reduced fee* (full-time, starting second semester): 234 €.

      Reduced fee (part-time, starting first or second semester): 234 €.

                  *Full fees will apply in subsequent years.

       

      • Complementary training (only for students whose admission resolution establishes these credits as required for admission). 49,84 € or 69,93 € per credit, according to the field of research.
      • Specific training (only for activities or courses requiring enrollment). 49,84 € or 69,93 € per credit, according to the field of research.
      • Research Skills Training courses. 49,84 € per credit. For research skills credits earned at other institutions, enrollment at uc3m is required. A 25% fee will apply in these cases (12,46 € per credit).

       

      • Thesis defense. 143,15 €
      • Ph.D. Degree Certificate issuance. 229,86 €

       

      1. Administrative fees
      • Registrar’s Office expenses. 6,11 €
      • Academic record proceedings (first-year students only). 27,54 €
      • Student card issuance (TUI) (first-year students only). 6,11 €

       

      1. School insurance. 1, 12 €. Applicable to Spanish or international students (legal residents) under 28 years of age.

       

      Students who fail to fulfill the payment of these fees will be dismissed from the Ph.D. program.

      Further information:  Tuition fees

       

      How do I validate my first-year enrollment?

      Upon completion and payment of your enrollment, the Doctoral School will get in touch with you and set an appointment to provide the original documents to have your enrollment validated in compliance with the access requirements to Ph.D.

       

      Documents

      According to your previous studies, the documents to be submitted are listed below: 

      1. If you have taken an official Master's degree at UC3M, you are not required to submit any documents. The Doctoral School will check your records accordingly.

      2. If your access degree for Ph.D. has been issued at a Spanish University or member states of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the required documents are: 

      • Access degree certificate for Ph.D. (Master's degree or equivalent) or payment receipt of issuance fees.
      • Grades certificate of access degree to Ph.D. (Master's degree or equivalent).

      3. If your access degree for Ph.D. has been awarded by a University in a country outside of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the required documents are:

      • Access degree certificate for Ph.D. (Master's degree or equivalent) or payment receipt of issuance fees.
      • Grades certificate of access degree to Ph.D. (Master's degree or equivalent).

      These documents must have been previously legalized through diplomatic channels (the Apostille of The Hague Convention, when applicable). Please bear in mind that this procedure must be carried out from the country of origin. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to do it well in advance. 

      Find which legalization procedure applies to your country:  Legalization of Foreign Degrees

       

      Original hard copies of the documents must be provided along with their photocopies. The Doctoral School will check both originals and their copies and have them certified. If the degree certificates and documents have an electronic signature or digital certification (with safe verification codes), these will be submitted by e-mail at admisiondoctorado@uc3m.es.

      All documents must be submitted in Spanish, English, French, Italian or Portuguese (certificates and degrees provided in other languages must have attached an official Spanish translation).  

      The submission period will be notified by e-mail.

       

      What are my rights and obligations as a uc3m student?

      Please refer to the following documentation issued by the regional authorities and uc3m. All of them apply to Ph.D. candidates at Uc3m.

      • Students Statute of the Region of Madrid (Estatuto del estudiante de la Comunidad de Madrid)
      • uc3m students Rights and Obligations (Carta de los derechos y deberes del estudiante en la uc3m)
      • Rules and Regulations of the Doctoral School at uc3m (Reglamento de la Escuela de Doctorado de la uc3m)
      • Good Practices of the Doctoral School at uc3m (Código de buenas prácticas de la Escuela de Doctorado de la uc3m)

      Additionally, you have access to the university's support services to students and researchers.

      Further information:  Rules and Regulations

      Ph.D. Studies: Monitoring and Development

      Biblioteca María Moliner

      How are my Ph.D. supervisors appointed?

      Ph.D. tutors and advisors are advanced members of the uc3m faculty or other research institutions who serve as mentors of your research work and keep track of your progress. They also facilitate your communication with the Academic Committee of the program.

      Tutors are appointed by the Committee upon your admission. Tutors must hold a Ph.D. degree and have ties with the program, as well as a proven track record in research of at least six years (or proof of equivalent qualifications).

      The Committee will also appoint an advisor within three months from initial enrollment on the program. Thesis advisors must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a proven track record in research of at least six years (or equivalent qualifications), as well as specific research experience in the field of your thesis. Advisors' may be based at any university, center or institute in Spain or abroad. A professor may be appointed as both tutor and advisor of a Ph.D. student.

      The Academic Committee may change these designations throughout your doctoral training period for justified reasons.

       

      Must I take any other training in addition to my research work?

      Yes. There are three different types of additional training to be taken during your Ph.D.:

      • Complementary training. Maximum: 40 ECTS credits. Applicable only to students whose terms of admission state this training as required. The Academic Committee will determine the credit-based courses or subjects in the admission resolution. As a general rule, this training must be taken during the first year.
      • Specific training. Students are also expected to participate in a number of activities relevant to their field of research: seminars, meetings, conferences, courses, etc. These activities may require prior enrollment at uc3m. Your tutor or advisor will confirm the contents of your specific training program.
      • Research Skills training. Minimum: 6 ECTS credits. All Ph.D. programs at uc3m require some training in research skills (or formación transversal) focused on abilities common to all disciplines (communication, academic writing, stress management, etc.). These credits can be earned at either uc3m or other institutions and require formal enrollment at uc3m in all cases, as well as the approval of your tutor or advisor.

       

      How is the progress of my research evaluated?

      The Academic Committee of your program will evaluate the progress of your research project and activity report on an annual basis in the month of June. Grounds for evaluation are to be registered in the following documents:

      • Research Plan. Not to be mistaken for the research proposal submitted when applying for admission. As a new Ph.D. student, you must elaborate an initial Research Plan within the first year of your doctoral training period. This plan will serve as a tracking tool of your project, listing the objectives and methodology of your research as well as a comprehensible timeline stating the periods estimated for the achievement of each goal. It must have attached your tutor or advisor's evaluation report in order to be submitted for assessment to the Academic Committee of your program.

      An annual update of this Plan must be submitted in subsequent years, with the corresponding tutor or advisor’s evaluation report, so that all parties involved in your doctoral training can track and assess your progress.

      • Activity Report. In addition to your Research Plan (initial or updated), it is also required to register any activity relevant to your Ph.D. research: courses, seminars, meetings, conventions, publications, international fellowship programs, etc. Be sure to have attached all certificates and/or work papers as proof of completion.

      In the event of an unfavorable assessment by the Academic Committee, you will be subjected to evaluation again in December.

      TWO CONSECUTIVE UNFAVORABLE ASSESSMENTS (JUNE AND DECEMBER) WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR ENROLLMENT AS A Ph.D. STUDENT

       

      Can I join an international research visit program?

      Yes. Undertaking a period of research abroad is a requirement for Doctorado Internacional distinction eligibility. Among other requirements, your visit must have a minimum duration of three months; also, the report of activities and outcomes of your research at the host institution must be written in one of the languages used for scientific dissemination in your field of research (different from any of Spain’s official languages). Prior approval by your tutor/advisor and the Academic Committee of your program is required. The Committee will evaluate your visiting research reports and, if approved, submit your candidacy for the Doctorado Internacional distinction to the Doctoral School Board.

      Thesis defense

      Biblioteca Carmen Martin Gaite

      What is a Ph.D. thesis?

      The Ph.D. thesis is the intended outcome of the doctoral training period. The thesis must give account of the student’s scientific work and meet the quality standards established by the Academic Committee of the program. Theses are defended in a public dissertation event, where they are subjected to assessment by an expert committee.

      As a general rule, Ph.D. candidates must have been enrolled on their program for a minimum period of 24 months before initiating thesis defense proceedings.

       

      I have approval to proceed to the thesis defense. What are the stages of this process?

      Once you get approval for your thesis defense by your tutor, advisor and Academic Committee, a minimum span of 8 weeks (excluding holiday periods) is usually required to go through these stages:

      1. Plagiarism management procedure
      2. Thesis deposit. Three weeks.
      3. Approval of thesis defense and appointment of Thesis Committee by the Dean of Doctoral School. One week.
      4. Defense session logistics. Three weeks.
      5. Thesis defense

       

      What is the plagiarism management procedure?

      Once the Academic Committee of your Ph.D. program determines that your research period is done and your thesis is ready for deposit, a pdf file of the thesis will be submitted to the Doctoral School to proceed to the plagiarism management, in compliance with the Code of Good Practice of the Doctoral School.

      The results of this study will be at the disposal of the members of the thesis committee, should they be requested.

      Further information:  Plagiarism management

                     

      What is the thesis deposit?

      The deposit of your thesis enables doctors and scholars of your field to review your work before the defense. The deposit period is 15 days (excluding August), after which all comments and observations by the experts will be reported to the Academic Committee and yourself. 

      Further information:  Thesis deposit

       

      Who is in charge of approving the defense? Who can be a member of the Thesis Committee?

      Once the deposit period is ended, the Academic Committee of the program, upon favorable assessment by the tutor/advisor, will submit their proposal for defense and appointment of Thesis Committee members to the Dean of Doctoral School.

      This Committee consists of three experts in the field of research of the Ph.D. candidate, two of which must be based outside uc3m.

      Further information:  Defense session. Appointment of Committee members

       

      How are defense logistics managed?

      Once all authorizations are signed, the Thesis Committee’s Secretary will appoint a date for the defense. The Doctoral School Office on campus will be in charge of the logistics of the event (room reservations, technical equipment, etc.) and the travel procedures of the committee members, when applicable.

      Additionally, the Postgraduate Office will submit a digital copy of the thesis to each member of the Thesis Committee at least 15 days prior to the defense session. This file will contain any allegation or comment submitted by the experts during the deposit period.

      Further information:  Defense session. Appointment of Committee members

       

      Do I have to pay any fees before the defense?

      Yes. The payment of thesis defense fees must be fulfilled before proceeding to defense. Additionally, payment of enrollment fees for the academic year in which the defense takes place must be up to date.

       

      How is my thesis assessed?

      All Committee members must receive a copy of the thesis 15 days prior to the defense event.

      Once the Ph.D. candidate completes his/her dissertation, the Committee can provide feedback or pose questions. Their global assessment will be given in terms of Fail (No Apto), Pass (Aprobado), Good (Notable) or Excellent (Sobresaliente).

      Theses with an Excellent (Sobresaliente) grade are eligible for the cum laude distinction. The committee members will subsequently cast their votes via separate secret ballot in closed session. Only if all votes are favorable will the committee submit their proposal for the thesis to be awarded the cum laude distinction to the university Chancellor. In this case, each member of the committee will finally cast their vote, anonymously and in a sealed envelope, for the thesis to be considered for the Outstanding Thesis Award by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

       

      How can I apply for my Ph.D. certificate?

      Your application for the official Ph.D. degree certificate, issued by the Ministry of Education of Spain, and the payment of the corresponding fees is managed by the Doctoral School Offices.

      Issuance of your certificate may take 6 to 12 months. Until then you may apply for a temporary certificate as proof of completion of your Ph.D. studies as of the date of your thesis defense.

       

      Where is my Ph.D. thesis published?

      Your thesis will be published in e-archivo, the open online repository of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Teseo the Ph.D. database managed by the Ministry of Education. In the event of partial or temporary restrictions pertaining to the publication of your thesis, you must report them to the university.

      Glossary of terms

      Ph.D. Program. Array of training and activities oriented to the acquisition of abilities required to undertake autonomous research work in the realm of R&D. Each Ph.D. program establishes their own procedures and lines of research for the development of theses within the framework of their respective fields.

      Academic Committee. The coordinator/director of the program and two other Ph.D. members constitute a program's Academic Committee, the body in charge of the various training areas and research progress of the program, as well as the authorization of thesis defense of their Ph.D. candidates.

      Doctoral School. Academic body in charge of the management and coordination of all Ph.D. programs.

      Ph.D. Thesis. Original piece of research carried out by Ph.D. candidates in their field of knowledge. Presented as a written dissertation according to the quality, content and format guidelines set by the Ph.D. program for its public defense.

      Tutor. Supervisor in charge of tracking the training progress of the Ph.D. candidate and serving as a communication link between the researcher and the Academic Committee. Tutors must be attached to uc3m faculty with a proven research track record. Tutors are appointed upon approval of admission by the Academic Committee.

      Thesis advisor. Supervisor in charge of tracking the training progress of the Ph.D. candidate. Advisors are experts in the field of the Ph.D. candidate's research, not necessarily attached to uc3m faculty (if they are, they can also be appointed as tutors). Advisors are appointed within the first three months of the student's Ph.D. training period. A student may have more than one advisor.

      Specific training. Specific activities pertaining to the field of research of each Ph.D., designed to provide students with the knowleddge and opportunity for debate required for the development of their research work: seminars, meetings, conferences/dissertations, international research visits, etc.

      Research Skills training. Training activities oriented to the acquisition of skills common to all disciplines. All students are required to earn at least 6 credits (60 hours) throughout their doctoral training period. Enrollment on these courses is performed separately from their regular doctoral training.

      Complementary training. Maximum 40 ECTS credits. Training that the Academic Committee may deem necessary in their admission resoluction in order to complement the Ph.D. candidate's previous academic background. Enrollment on these credits will be required in addition to the student's regular doctoral training. These credits are usually earned during the first Ph.D. year. 

      Research plan. Document to be drafted within the first six months of Ph.D. training detailing the student’s research project to be subjected to annual evaluation every month of June. It must be approved by the tutor, the thesis advisor and the Academic Committee. This plan must be updated and submitted for review and evaluation purposes on a yearly basis.

      Ph.D. Activity report. A registration account of all training activities pertaining to the Ph.D. student's research. The tutor and thesis advisor must endorse these activities for them to be submitted to the Academic Committee for annual evaluation in June. 

      Student record. Academic details of every Ph.D. student as registered in uc3m databases, including activities and credits completed. This information is to be attached to the thesis in the final stages of defense approval.

      Academic transcript. Official document signed by the Head of Doctoral Studies certifying a student's academic record.

      Monitoring and assessment. Annual process by which the research progress and activities of a Ph.D. candidate are subjected to evaluation by the Academic Committee.

      Written Agreement. Document signed by all parties involved in a thesis research project (Ph.D. student, tutor, advisor/s, and Academic Committee) stating their roles and specific conditions pertaining to confidentiality agreements, copyright or use and distribution of research outcomes, where applicable, as well as conflict resolution procedures.

      Thesis public review. Procedure required to allow the academic community to review the student's thesis and issue comments and observations prior to the defense. The thesis is usually deposited at the university's intranet.

      Thesis defense. Academic event open to the public in which Ph.D. candidates defend their research work before a committee of experts in their field. The defense is followed by a question and answer session led by the defense committee in order for it to give their assessment.

      Defense committee. Committee consisting of three experts with proven track records of research in the field of the thesis, most of which must be based outside uc3m. The committee gives their assessment of the thesis and awards the cum laude distinction and the Outstanding Thesis Award candidacy, where applicable.

    • Itinerary
      Itinerario Estudiante de Doctorado
    • Regulations
    • Quality

      GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PH.D.

      Implementation Year: 2012-2013

      QUALITY ASSURANCE

      The Academic Committee of the Ph.D. complies with the SGIC-UC3M. It is responsible for the quality analysis of the program and produces the Degree Reports ("Memoria Académica de Titulación").

      QUALITY INDICATORS

      • Ph.D. degree's indicators

      COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS

       

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