Friday, March 31, 2017

Dear students,
To facilitate the TFM process, please remember that accessing the "Databases and downloading software" section of the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences has access to different resources for research and teaching ( / -> Log in to the page at the bottom left - if you do not have a password you can request> Research and Postgraduate-> Databases and software download):
Some of the programs that can be downloaded are: Qualtrics, SmartPLS, STATA14 or AMOS Graphics. Among the databases, we would like to point out that Orbis has been acquired, in addition to having multiple databases with financial information (eg Chelem, Datastream) or more generic in the business environment (eg Compustat Global, SABI, EXECUCOMP).


Friday, March 10, 2017

SEMINAR: "Emotional Qualities for the Team work" With Manuel Prados

Manuel Prados he obtained a degree in psychology and master in social intervention psychology, psychology of violence, emergencies and disasters. Currently is member of the team first intervention (EPI) in Tax Agency. Thanks to scholarship AUIP (Asociacion Universitaria Iberoamaeicana de Postgrado), has also been Professor for the Tax Agency, he also has worked in "Team work" and “Control of the stress techniques” courses.

He has participated in different projects such as "Objective Brain" and congresses among include them "European chemoreception Research Organization", "Consortium of Clinical Neuropsychology (CNC) " and "Association of neuropsychologists clinical of centres of the national public system (SPNA)".

The seminar aimed to main emotional criteria for the management of teams for the first established are the characteristics, functions and objectives the group based on individual motivation. By the seminar focused on highlighting the main tips to learn on different levels, learning, creativity and expertise.

The seminar was taught in the classroom E28 on the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales on march 10th at 12:30.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SEMINAR: "Resources 2.0 for the Search of Employment" With Antonio Lozano
It is a brief review of different tools that facilitate the achievement of 3 objectives:
  1. Perform better searches and more effective.
  2. Filter and Organize all the resources and information that we access on the Internet. 
  3. Spread our image on the network trying to convey a proficient and professional profile.

To achieve these 3 objectives we will review different tools:
  1. To search: meta-search engines, specialized search engines, multi-search engines.
  2. To organize: content aggregators, web aggregators, alert systems, news channels, Internet 2.0 warehouses.
  3. To disseminate: online business cards, social/professional networks, specialized networks, forums, blog and personal web.

The final idea of ​​the seminar is that each student selects tools, only those that facilitate the achievement of their objectives and design what is called a Custom Insertion Environment, that is, a favorable network communication environment.

The seminar will take place on Friday March 3rd at 8:30 in the classroom E28 of the
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.
New position of Professor Leonardo Roberto Caruana De las Cagigas.

From the master in Economics, we are proud to inform you that Professor Leonardo Roberto Caruana De las Cagigas from the area of Economic History of the department of Theory and Economic History at University of Granada and professor of the Master in Economics, has been appointed Subdirector for the universities' coordination at the Ministry of Education since the first of February.

Professor Leonardo commented us in what his new position will consist in:

"I will be working in the Coordination of all the Spanish Universities and the general statics of them. My work has two parts, on the one hand, a very nice aspect is the preparation of statistics of the activity in all the Universities, that is the students who are in each Faculty, Degree, Master, etc. As well as all the professors who teach. In relation to the teaching staff, there are also data about research statistics. Finally, about the Administration and Service.

My other task is to coordinate all the universities in the country like that we can improve this with the understanding among all Autonomous Communities. This work is certainly necessary, but personally I find it more complex."

 We wish him the best in this new challenging professional step.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Department of Economics and Management (DEM)

The Department of Economics and Management (DEM) of the University of Padua is one of the leading research institutions in Italy in the fields of economics and management. The latest national research assessment (2014-2016) ranked the University of Padua first in terms of scientific productivity across several areas including economics, business and statistics. Since more than a decade, the DEM offers an international Ph.D. programme with a long tradition of quality and success as shown by the excellent placement of former PhDs in top Universities or research Institutions worldwide.

The DEM is a centre of excellence in the research areas of applied economics, economic theory, corporate governance, supply chain management, financial accounting and innovation & entrepreneurship. The DEM strives to conjugate an innovative research environment alongside with a long-standing tradition at one of the oldest higher education institutions, the University of Padua. The DEM offers a stimulating learning and research environment to students from around the world.

For more information on our Department, please visit:

Brief summary of the PhD Programme

The PhD programme consists of two main parts: a rigorous coursework in the first year and a focused work towards the completion of the PhD thesis in the following two years. The PhD programme features two distinct curricula: one in Economics and the other one in Management. The first year is structured into three terms: students of the two curricula are expected to attend courses covering all major topics in economics and management, respectively. In their second and third years students are provided with additional funds in order to spend a period abroad in a qualified and selected international university.
PhD Programme start date: October 1st, 2017.

PhD Scholarships at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua
 The Department of Economics and Management (DEM) of the University of Padua invites excellent prospective students to apply to its PhD Programme in Economics and Management (three-year, full-time programme).

- Grants for international students:
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo's fully funds 15 scholarships for the admission of foreign candidates to doctoral courses (deadline 28th March, 2017) .

- Grants for international and national students:
Up to eight grants (4 in Economics and 4 in Management) will be offered to the most promising applicants. The application period for the next academic year 2017/2018 will be opened on May 19th, 2017 and will end in June 21st,  2017.
You can find more information on both these grants at:

The programme is open to students from all countries, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent in economics, business sciences, statistics, mathematics or engineering. Students who are going to graduate until December 2017 may apply, too.
Interested candidates are invited, to submit at any time their expression of interest, containing:
• curriculum vitae
• a research proposal with a clear identification of the area and topics of interest (max  4 pages)
• two reference letters
to the School Secretariat (Mrs. Paola Zanin, specifying whether they wish to apply to economics or management curriculum.
Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit their full application through the electronic procedure of the University of Padua. The application package consists of proofs of the degree certificates and all official transcripts in addition to the previously submitted cv, research proposal and reference letters.      
Informal inquiries can also be directed to the programme coordinators, Antonio Nicolò ( for economics, and Federica Ricceri ( for management.

Please note that the pre-application it is not a mandatory requirement; interested students can directly apply to the formal enrolment procedure for the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo grants or for the University of Padova grants, mentioned above.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

SEMINAR: "Social Demand for the Aesthetic Externality of Rural Landscape: Monetary and non-monetary Valuation for Sustainable Agri-environmental Policies Design in Mediterranean Rural Areas" With Samir Sayadi

Samir Sayadi is a Researcher in the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IFAPA). He earned a degree in Agricultural Engineer, a Master of Science and D.S.P.U in Marketing of Agricultural and Food Products, a Master in Rural Development and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics.

The seminar will be focused on the importance of the "valuation of natural resources and environment externalities for the design of sustainable rural/agricultural policies". He will explain the concept of joint production in agriculture and its multifunctionality role in rural territory and society, public and private goods (market and non-market goods) of economic/agricultural activities, the concept of externality, the difference between the price and the value; different values of natural resources or public goods (productive, value and non-value use, legacy value, option value, conservation, etc.); methods of valuation, etc. 
After that, the main time will be focused to explain some practical and empirical cases, based on our previous studies on the valuation of agricultural/rural landscape, to show how we can valuate, using some methods of valuations as the Conjoint Analysis and Contingent Valuation, to estimate the aesthetic value (monetary and non-monetary of mountainous agricultural landscape), according to social demands.

The seminar will be taught in the classroom E28 on the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales on February 17th from 12:30 to 14:30.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dear students

Remind the important deadline for Master Dissertation that you need to be aware. You must send an email to with a carbon copy (“CC”) to the supervisor before February 10th 2017.

In this mail you must indicate as Subject: DISSERTATION SUPERVISION

Attaching the following information:
·         Full name
·         Selected supervisor
·         Research line


If you don't have a supervisor yet, indicate it in the email. We will send you a list of possible tutors available for the TFM. 
For the students of the double Master ICCP Economics who have chosen to make the TFM in the extraordinary call, it is not necessary to indicate the tutor in this email, but it is important to inform us that you want to go for the extraordinary call.