Doctoral Degree in Economic Theory

Public Announcement

School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting– FEA
Graduate Studies Program in Economics – Area of Economic Theory– Doctoral Course

SELECTIVE PROCESS – 2018 (Published in DOE of 08/05/2017)


The Coordinating Committee of Graduate Studies in Economics at FEA-USP publicly announces the opening of registrations for the selective process of applicants to the Doctoral Course in Economics in the Area of Economic Theory, starting in 2018. 

1. General Provisions

1.1. The successful applicant must hold a Master´s or Doctoral degree valid in Brazil or the equivalence of which is acknowledged by USP until the date of enrollment set forth in the FEA calendar, in order to avoid having the enrollment invalidated. Candidates holding a title granted by foreign institutions shall have it acknowledged or revalidated (given the accurate equivalence) by a Brazilian institution acknowledged by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC) until the enrollment date.
1.2. The Doctoral course in Economics at FEA-USP in the area of Economic Theory has a stricto sensu character, and requires full-time dedication. The course is free of charge, and classes are held in the mornings and afternoons (Mondays to Fridays).
1.3. The quotas of scholarship of the Program shall be assigned, when available, to students accepted strictly according to the classification in the selective process.

2. Vacancies

Up to 15 (fifteen) vacancies are offered.

3. Registration

3.1.Registration Period.
Registrations will take place from 28th of August to 6th of October, 2017, and shall be made exclusively online, by accessing Registration will only be effected upon presentation of the complete documentation (sent in PDF files), as described in item 3.2

3.2. Documentation for Registration  .
a) Online Registration form;
b) Copy of Bachelor´s Degree along with respective academic record  ;
c) When available, copy of Master´s or Doctoral degree or completion certificate;
d) Academic record and contents of disciplines attended in master´s or doctorate programs;
e) Updated Curriculum Lattes;
f) Text, comprising a maximum of 5 (five) pages, 1.5 spacing between lines and Times New Roman font, size 12 (twelve), written by applicants expounding their interest in the program, objectively outlining the motives which drove them to (1) choose doctoral degree in Economics in the area of Economic Theory at FEA-USP as the most suitable to their academic interests; (2) consider that their profile fits the program. The text shall also specify the area or theme of interest to be developed during the doctoral studies. 
g) Score and general classification in the National Selection Examination of ANPEC (Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics), according to “ANPEC score and classification” taken between 2012 and 2016, or GRE (Graduate Record Examination), taken as from 2013, with a minimum score of 155 in the quantitative section (Quantitative Reasoning). The verbal reasoning section and analytical writing section will not be considered..
h) Master´s dissertation or Doctoral thesis submitted in their institution of origin. In case the same is not yet in its final version, send the most recent version available.

4. Selective Process

The selection of applicants to the Doctoral course in the area of Economic Theory shall be made by a selection committee composed of professors from the Graduate Studies Program, assigned by the Coordinating Committee of Graduate Studies in Economics, and encompasses two stages: 

1st Stage – Candidates shall be classified by the selection committee according to the documentation submitted. The score of each applicant shall be a weighted average of the score granted to the dissertation or thesis (weight 20%), Curriculum Lattes, score and classification from ANPEC or GRE, Bachelor´s degree and academic record, Master´s or doctoral academic record (weight 50%) , and text described in item 3.2, sub-item “f”(weight 30%). Applicants who have scored less than 5.0 (out of a total of 10) shall be dismissed. Other applicants shall be authorized to proceed to the second stage.
2nd Stage – Applicants approved in the first stage shall attend the second stage, which involves the presentation and argumentation of the text described in item 3.2, sub-item “f”, in person or not in person. The selection committee shall grant a score from 0 to 10 globally to the presentation and argumentation of each applicant´s text. .Applicants who score less than 7.0 (seven) shall be dismissed. The other applicants shall be deemed approved according to the order of classification and limit of available vacancies.

5. Selective Process

Only applicants approved in the 2nd stage will be entitled to enroll in the Doctoral Course in Economics in the area of Economic Theory, taking into account the number of vacancies. 

The decision in any of the stages of the selective process is conclusive, not subject to appeal. 

6. Schedule

  • Registration: 28/8 to 06/10/2017
  • Announcement of result of first stage: 31/10/2017
  • Text Presentation and Argumentation: 06 to 10/11/2017
  • Final Result until 30/11/2017

7. Final Provisions

Registration of applicant implies the acceptance of the rules and instructions for the selective process contained herein and in the notifications already issued or which might be publicly announced
Cases not provided for herein shall be settled by the Coordinating Committee of the Program in Economics .
The Selection Committee and the Coordinating Committee of the Program in Economics are entitled not to fill all the vacancies.