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Dear all, 

the University of Macerata (Italy) announces a call for applications for
the PhD program in QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ECONOMIC POLICY (METODI
QUANTITATIVI PER LA POLITICA ECONOMICA). The University of Macerata is
looking for 7 EXCELLENT CANDIDATES (6 fully funded PhD opportunities and
1 unfunded opportunity). 

Quantitative Methods for Economic Policy is an interdisciplinary Ph.D.
Program at the crossroads of Economics, Economic Policy and Mathematical
and Statistical Sciences, at a time when quantitative methods are
fundamental in the economic policy analysis. Moreover, the Ph.D. program
aims at facing subject at the economic science frontier and
interconnected to other sciences (for instance physics and computer
science), such as network analysis and data mining methods. The Ph.D.
program merges theoretical aspects with empirical applications developed
using technical software. 

The courses are taught by high quality professors, including outstanding
guests lecturers from major international universities. Moreover, the
Ph.D. students join an active research community and participate in
regular seminars, hosted by academics of international reputation, and
workshops. 

OUR DOCTORAL PROGRAM 

The Ph.D. is structured in three curricula: 

 	* Multisectoral and Computational Methods of Analysis for Economic
Policy
 	* Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Economic Policy
 	* Network Analysis and Online Data Mining Methods for Economic Policy

The Ph.D. program is developed over three years: 

-          a first year of courses, seminars and exams common to all
curricula and aimed at teaching advanced topics in economics and
quantitative subjects. Strong emphasis is on methods, on applications to
different economic policy context - from the local to the international
- and on the replication of well known contributions in the scientific
literature on economic policy analysis. In particular, the courses will
start with a series of tutorials on Data analysis and visualization with
R; introduction to Stata; programming with Matlab. 

-          a second and a third year of research activity for completing
the Ph.D. thesis, with the possibility to spend a period in
international universities (with an increase of 30% for the research
scholarship amount). 

The Ph.D. professors offer supervision on a wide range of topics, with
particular strengths in: 

 	* graph theory and network analysis
 	* sparse graphical models
 	* input-output analysis
 	* computable general equilibrium models
 	* computational methods for macro and microeconomics
 	* agent-based economic modeling
 	* dynamic systems in economics and finance
 	* mixture regression models and hidden Markov models
 	* statistical methods for policy evaluation and causal inference in
observational studies

HOW TO APPLY 

Applications may be submitted either in Italian or in English online
only at http://cfa.unimc.it/2017/01/applicants/ [1] 

no later than 22ND AUGUST 2017 AT 2:00 pm (official time in Italy). 

MORE INFORMATION 

MACERATA is a quiet and lively town in the Center of Italy; half an hour
from the sea and one hour from the Appennini mountains and the Gran
Sasso. Landscape in the surroundings is just amazing. Rome is reachable
by train or by car. The University of Macerata offers housing facilities
and support for international and national students. Being a University
town, the cultural life of Macerata offers a rich range of events from
classical music, to Jazz, to theater. 

The call, with further information, is available at the website: 

http://ricerca.unimc.it/it/dottorato/ammissione/concorso/XXXIII 

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[1] http://cfa.unimc.it/2017/01/applicants/,

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