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Doctoral Programme in Industrial Economics

Programme code: 3114

Regulations: Royal Decree 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Social and legal science

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Organised by:Department of Economic Analysis

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participant Universities:University of Valencia (UVEG)

Programme coordinator:Dr. José Jorge Sempere Monerris

1st year available places:20 places

Aims: The Doctoral Studies in Industrial Economy aims to achieve four specific training goals: -The acquisition of knowledge on economic agents behaviour; -The understanding of markets functioning when these behave imperfectly; -The learning of the tools necessary for analysing the behaviours of economic agents and markets, both qualitatively and quantitatively. - The integration of the role of the state in the analysis of industrial economy, both from the perspective of markets regulations and from the implementation of microeconomic policies. The doctoral studies shall, at minimum, to guarantee the acquisition by the doctoral students of the basic competencies which are in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, specifically: systematic understanding of a field of study of legal sciences, and mastery of its skills and methods of research; ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adapt a substantial process of research and creation; ability to make a critical and assessment analysis, and synthesis of new and complex ideas, as well as communication with the academic and scientific community and society in general about their fields of knowledge; and and ability to promote, within academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advance in a knowledge-based society.

Description: Given that the Postgraduate Studies Programme in Industrial Economy has a research and academic nature, most of the students make the Doctoral Thesis, either in the postgraduate programme or in foreign universities. As it is a rigorous postgraduate programme with high quality and exigent contents, this is addressed to students really motivated in becoming experts in industrial economy, in its two fundamental areas: markets and organisations are part of the programme. The Doctoral Theses defended in the current Doctoral Programme are nine (most of them granted with the European Award) and the next year four more will be defended. It should be noted that the funding for the Doctoral Theses developed has been obtained, mainly, through grants awarded by competitive programmes: most of the doctoral students have been granted with a FPU Scholarship from the Ministry or with a FPI Scholarship by the Valencian Department of the Valencian Community; even some students who have developed their theses in foreign universities (two in North-America, California and Maryland, one in Holland, one in France) have been funded by the pertinent universities, due to their excellent training and knowledge. So far, all doctoral students who have finished their studies have find a job and either they have post-doctoral contracts (2 of them in Universities or Institutions of European Research) or they are working in private companies, even at the United States.

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