Doctoral Degree in Applied Economics (TECA): 2016-17


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Candidate profile and admission requirements

The recommended entry profile is that of graduates or graduates who are in any of the situations referred to in Article 6 and the second additional provision of Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28 which have skills and knowledge in one of the main research lines involved in the PhD program:

  • Tourism Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Welfare Economics
  • Econometrics

The final admission of PhD students will be carried out by the academic committee of the doctoral program. In case the number of students who are pre-registered is greater than the number of students who can be admitted to the PhD program, the following criteria will be applied//ADMISSION WILL BE BASED ON CONSIDERATION OF:

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average (from 0 to 2.5 points)
  • Post Graduate cumulative grade point average of at least 7 (from 0 to 4 points).
  • Previous work experience of students being related to the research lines involved in the PhD program (from 0 to 3 points, with 0-1 points resulting from this experience and 0-2 points resulting from a personal interview).
  • Letters of recommendation (from 0 to 0.5 points, with 0.25 points per letter).

Specialist and Cross-cutting Training Activities

Activities first semester:

  • (T1) Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module I).
  • (T2) Literature search techniques

Activities second semester:

  • (T3) Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module II).
  • (T4) Ethics and integrity of scientific research.
  • (T5) Models of technology transfer
  • (T6) Entrepreneurship

Activities to teach in the first or second semester:

  • (M1) Research Seminars.
  • (M2) Seminars taught by doctoral students.
  • (M3) Preparation of scientific reports
  • (M4) Research stay at another center
Communication skills inEnglish: Written and Oral expression (Module I).
Objective Acquire advanced knowledge of English language
Hours 30
Requirements B2 level English
Mode Intensive and cross training activities
Temporality 1st semester of each academic year?
Year 1st year
Control Procedure Activities in which students can practice writing in English to develop skills for a C1 level context.
Mobility Not applicable
Literature search techniques
Objective Develop skills to search for bibliographic references related to a specific research topic in different public and private bibliographic databases.
Hours 30
Requirements  
Mode Cross training activities
Temporality 1st semester of each academic year
Year 1st year
Control Procedure  
Mobility Not applicable
Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module II)
Objective Acquire advanced knowledge of English language (written and oral communication).
Hours 30
Requirements B2 level English
Mode Intensive and cross training activities
Temporality 2nd half of each academic year
Year 1st year
Control Procedure Activities in which students can practice writing in English to develop skills for a C2 level context.
Mobility Not applicable
Ethics and integrity of scientific research.
Objective Understand the aims and purposes of scientific research on any area.
Hours 30
Requirements  
Mode Cross training activities
Temporality 2nd half of each academic year?
Year 1st year
Control Procedure  
Mobility Not applicable
Models of transfer technology
Objective Acquire knowledge of different ways to perform knowledge transfer and innovation. R+D+i Basic Laws. Protection of copyright. Technology transfer strategies.
Hours 30
Requirements  
Mode Cross training activities
Temporality 2nd half of each academic year?
Year 1st year
Control Procedure  
Mobility Not applicable
Entrepreneurship
Objective Acquire knowledge about the basic concepts of a Business Plan as a key tool to analyze both the feasibility of a business project and its monitoring and follow-up once it has been undertaken
Hours 30
Requirements  
Mode Cross training activities
Temporality 2nd half of each academic year
Year 1st year
Control Procedure  
Mobility Not applicable
Research Seminars.
Objective Attend seminars given by both researchers belonging to the program faculty and national or international renowned researchers invited by the faculty (preferably from international research centers).
Hours 10
Requirements  
Mode Specific training activities
Temporality Each academic year
Year 1st year
Control Procedure In general, doctoral students must attend a minimum of 10 seminars over the three years.
Mobility Yes
Seminars taught by doctoral students.
Objective Receive guidance and support to summarize the findings of a research work, identify and highlight the main arguments supporting these findings, and discuss the different methodological options and their limitations.
Hours 30
Requirements  
Mode Specific trainig activities
Temporality Each academic year from the second year
Year Second year
Control Procedure Public defense of at least two research works.
Mobility Yes
Preparation of scientific reports
Objective Carry out a communication or scientific article related to the topic of the PhD thesis, which will be directed by the thesis supervisor.
Hours 30
Requirements  
Mode Specific trainig activities
Temporality  
Year Second and third year
Control Procedure Dissemination through publication in national and international top journals.
Mobility Yes
Research stay at another center
Objective Promoting research stays abroad to develop one or more topics of the doctoral thesis in collaboration with a foreign research team.
Hours 160
Requirements  
Mode Optional specific training activities
Temporality  
Year Junior or senior year
Control Procedure Invitation letter and stay accreditation
Mobility Yes

 

Tutorial Plan

The direction and supervision of training activities and the doctoral thesis conform the
" Procedures for doctorates of UIB (RD99/2011) "

Academic Committee Members

Coordinator  Antoni Riera Font
Secretary   Luca Piccoli
Member   Vicente Ramos Mir
Member   Carles Manera Erbina
Member   Marta Jacob Escauriaza
Member   José Luis Groizard Cardosa
Member   Tomas del Barrio
Member   Ángel Bujosa Bestard
Member   María Tugores Ques
Member   Catalina Natividad Juaneda Sampol

General Objectives

The PhD program aims at developing the capacities of students to conduct research on Economics and address economic problems by means of flexible, adaptive, comprehensive and innovative solutions. Knowledge acquired during the PhD program will contribute to strengthen their academic skills as well as deepen and expand their professional expertise. Thus, the program will provide to students instruction oriented to developing their capacities to apply knowledge in Economics to different contexts, which will be useful for their career development in a variety of work settings, such as national and international universities and other institutions and companies (public and private research institutes and centers, R & D departments of companies and large corporations, etc.).

Research Areas

The program is structured into four research lines:

  1. Tourism Economics
  2. Environmental Economics
  3. Welfare Economics
  4. Econometrics

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