Ph.D. in Economics and Finance

Research Areas

The Nova SBE PhD program provides advanced training in the fields of Economics and Finance. Faculty key-areas are:

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Finance
  • Health Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Labor Economics and the Economics of Education
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics & Political Economy

Supporting our researchers

Nova SBE has several Knowledge Centers and Labs to connect and support researchers. Students are typically affiliated to one knowledge center.

  • Nova SBE Economics for Policy Knowledge Center
    Scientific coherence meets real world experience to analyze key challenges from private and public sector organizations. This center uses fundamental tools from economics to tackle relevant issues in organizations, companies, and society at large.
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  • Nova SBE Environmental Economics Knowledge Center
    A center for academic research and policy advice in environmental and natural resources economics. This center’s mission is to produce high quality multidisciplinary research by fostering cooperation between economists and environmental scientists.
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  • Nova SBE Finance Knowledge Center
    A Knowledge Center that brings together the human resources and the activities developed in the Finance area of Nova SBE. Its aim is to strengthen the cooperation between the school and industry, through better research and education in finance.
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  • Nova SBE Health Economics & Management  Knowledge Center
    Nova SBE’s research unit and knowledge center for Health Economics, Health Management, Health Policy, and Public Health. It produces and disseminates scientific knowledge that is useful to society and can contribute to well-informed and well-reasoned decision-making.
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  • Nova SBE NOVAFRICA  Knowledge Center
    A knowledge center that generates distinctive expertise on business and economic development in Africa, with a particular focus on Portuguese-speaking Africa: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.
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  • Nova SBE Behavioural Lab
    Nova SBE Behavioral Lab is an interdisciplinary research facility focused on understanding human behaviour in organizations (managers and employees) and markets (consumers and societies).
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Lenka Fiala at Question Behaviour Podcast
Past Research News . 05 December 2021 Lenka Fiala at Question Behaviour Podcast

Lenka Fiala, one of our new faculty, recorded an episode of the Questioning Behaviour podcast where she explained her transition from a PhD in Tilburg into an academic position as an...

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