Introduction to the Department
The core of the Department consists of about 50 Ph.D. graduates who got their degrees from top universities from all over the world. Research fields are quite varied, and cover most areas in modern economic research: behavioral, evolutionary and experimental economics; economic growth and development; economic history; finance; game theory; health economics; industrial organization; labor economics; microeconometrics; macroeconomics; public economics; social networks; statistics and econometrics; urban, rural and regional economics; and welfare economics.
The aim of our Department is to consolidate a human team capable of sustaining the highest quality standards both in research and teaching. We encourage top quality research by providing the required infrastructure and a stimulating environment. We run various seminars weekly and count with the support of the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas to dissemiante our research through its AD series of discussion papers. According to the most recent bibliometric studies, our Department is ranked fourth among the Spanish Economics Departments on the basis of research output and is one of the most productive European Departments in per capita terms. We also take most seriously our teaching duties and consider both research and teaching for promotion.
Since research cannot be disentangled from graduate programs, we have strived for a graduate program of excellence. We run a Graduate Program in Economics which is an American style full-time program taught entirely in English. The program provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as specialization in applied fields. The aim of the program is to prepare students for professional careers in universities, public and private research organizations, international institutions, consultancy and business.
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