Graduate

Economics (MsC/Ph.D)

Overview


The Graduate Program in Economics examines issues related to industrial organization and competitiveness of local industries and production clusters of the Brazilian industrial park, especially those in Rio Grande do Sul. The GP (Graduate Program) analyzes the international integration process, through the shaping of trade blocks, besides multilateral agreements. These issues are approached both in the empirical and theoretical plans and in their methodological unfoldings.

Emphasis:

Industrial Organization and International Economics

Areas of Study


Innovation and Local Production Clusters
It incorporates advances in empirical investigation and the theoretical plan to the academic activity. The Research focuses on the so-called "industrial studies" related to industrial organization and competitiveness of local industries/production clusters of the Brazilian industrial park, especially those in Rio Grande do Sul. It is also intended that results obtained by the research activity may provide subsidies to the strategies of companies, workers, and the creation of public policies.

International Economic Integration
It analyzes the theoretical and empirical effects of the economic integration regarding trade and the variables studied by the open economy macroeconomics . In trade, the impacts of the international economic integration are analyzed, both in a discriminatory way (preferential, via trade blocks) as well as in a non-discriminatory way (non- preferential, via WTO), especially about variables such as flows of goods and services, welfare, and economic growth. Regarding the open economy macroeconomics, exchange rate regimes, coordination of macroeconomic policies, and capital flows are examined in more detail.

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Course Coordinator

Luciana de Andrade Costa
PhD in Economics.
Areas of Interest: Empirical Industrial Organization, Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics.
Area of Study: Innovation and Local Production Clusters.
E-mail: landradec@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

André Filipe Zago de Azevedo
PhD in Economics.
Areas of Interest: Regional Integration; Trade Theory and Policy; Gravity Model and General Equilibrium Theory.
Area of Study: International Economic Integration.
E-mail: aazevedo@unisinos.br
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Angélica Massuquetti
PhD in Development, Agriculture, and Society.
Areas of Interest: Agricultural Trade and International Economic Integration, International Agricultural Policy, Rural and Regional Development, Agricultural Modernization and Innovation.
Area of Study: International Economic Integration.
E-mail: angelicam@unisinos.br
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Divanildo Triches
PhD in Economics.
Areas of Study: International Economic Integration
E-mail: divanildot@unisinos.br
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Igor Alexandre Clemente de Morais
PhD in Economics
Areas of Interest: Mathematical Methods and Models; Econometrics and Statistics; Volatility Measures, Business Cycles and big data.
Area of Study: Innovation and Local Production Clusters.
E-mail: imorais@unisinos.br
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Janaina Ruffoni
PhD in Scientific and Technological Policy.
Areas of Interest: Industrial and Technology Economics and Technological Innovation Management.
Area of Study: Innovation and Local Production Clusters.
E-mail: jruffoni@unisinos.br
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José Roberto Iglesias
PhD in Physics, Université Paris-Sud.
Areas of Interest: Diffusion and adoption of new technologies; Economics of crime; Dynamics of markets; Distribution of wealth; Traffic optimization problems.
Area of Study: Innovation and Local Production Clusters.
E-mail: jiglesias@unisinos.br
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Marcos Tadeu Caputi Lélis
PhD in Economics.
Areas of Interest: Macroeconometrics, Economic Growth, Foreign Trade, and Brazilian Economy.
Area of Study: International Economic Integration.
E-mail: mlelis@unisinos.br
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Tiago Wickstrom Alves
PhD in Economics.
Areas of Interest: Rural and Regional Development; Bioenergy; Value generation in Organizations and Capital Markets.
Area of Study: Innovation and Local Production Clusters.
E-mail: twa@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure for the Master's and Doctoral Degree Program (when both) Back to menu

Area of concentration: Industrial Organization and International Economics.
The Graduate Program in Economics examines issues related to industrial organization and the competitiveness of sectors and local production hubs from the Brazilian industrial park, especially those in Rio Grande do Sul.
The program also analyzes the international integration process, through the formation of economic blocs, in addition to multinational agreements. These issues are addressed on both the empirical and theoretical aspects and in their methodological developments.
Lines of Research: Innovation and Local Production Hubs, International Economic Integration.


Master's Degree Curriculum

The Master's degree courses are structured in three modules: I - basic, of a required nature, composed of three (3) courses that concentrate on leveling content; II - basic with an investigative emphasis, composed of two (2) required courses. Students shall choose one (1) out of two (2) courses according to their line of research; III - elective, composed of non-required courses, where students must take four (4) courses that will be selected under the supervision of their advisor.
The completion of the Master's program requires 30 credits: three (3) required basic courses, corresponding to nine (9) credits; one (1) required basic course with an investigative emphasis, corresponding to three (3) credits; four (4) electives, totaling 12 credits; and a passing grade in the Thesis Project Qualification Test, corresponding to six (6) credits. Each credit is equal to 15 course hours, as shown below.


Required Courses (9 credits)
- Microeconomics I (3 credits)
- Macroeconomics I (3 credits)
- Quantitative Methods I (3 credits)

Required Course, with an investigative emphasis (3 credits)*
- Industrial Organization (3 credits)
- International Economics 1 (3 credits)
(*) The student must choose one of the courses listed above.

Electives (12 credits)
- Technology Economics (3 credits)
- Regional Economics (3 credits)
- Brazilian Economics (3 credits)
- International Economics II (3 credits)
- Econometrics I (3 credits)
- Econometrics II (3 credits)
- Econometrics III (3 credits)
- Applied Statistics (3 credits)
- Quantitative Methods II (3 credits)
- Multivariate Methods (3 credits)
- International Corporate Finance (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics in International Economics (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics in Industrial Organization (3 credits)
- Special Topics in Economics (1 credit)

Final Course Paper (6 credits)
- Thesis Defense (6 credits)

PhD Curriculum

The PhD program are structured in three modules: I - basic, of a required nature, composed of six (6) courses that concentrate on leveling content; II - basic with an investigative emphasis, composed of two (2) required courses. Students shall choose one (1) out of two (2) courses according to their line of research; and III - elective, composed of non-required courses, where students must take five (5) courses that will be selected under the supervision of their advisor.
The completion of the PhD program requires 48 credits: six (6) required basic courses, corresponding to 18 credits; one (1) required basic course with an investigative emphasis, corresponding to three (3) credits; five (5) electives, totaling 15 credits; a passing grade in the Thesis Project Qualification Test; a passing grade in the Performance Qualification Test; and approval of the thesis, corresponding to 12 credits. Each credit is equal to 15 course hours, as shown below.


Required Courses (18 credits)
- Microeconomics I (3 credits)
- Macroeconomics I (3 credits)
- Quantitative Methods I (3 credits)
- Macroeconomics II (3 credits)
- Microeconomics II (3 credits)
- Econometrics I (3 credits)

Required Course, with an investigative emphasis (3 credits)*
- Industrial Organization (3 credits)
- International Economics I (3 credits)
(*) The student must choose one of the courses listed above.

Electives (15 credits)
- Technology Economics (3 credits)
- Regional Economics (3 credits)
- Brazilian Economics (3 credits)
- International Economics II (3 credits)
- Econometrics I (3 credits)
- Econometrics II (3 credits)
- Econometrics III (3 credits)
- Applied Statistics (3 credits)
- Quantitative Methods II (3 credits)
- Multivariate Methods (3 credits)
- International Corporate Finance (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics in International Economics (3 credits)
- Advanced Topics in Industrial Organization (3 credits)
- Special Topics in Economics (1 credit)

Final Course Paper (12 credits)
- Thesis Defense (12 credits)



Find out more

The Master's and PhD programs are offered on-site at the Porto Alegre campus. More information at: unisinos.br/mestrado-e-doutorado/economia

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Department of the Graduate Program in Economics
Phone: +55 (51) 3590 8186 or (51) 3591 1122 - Extension line 1561/ 1572
E-mail: ppgecon@unisinos.br
Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Av. Nilo Peçanha, 1640 - Bairro Boa Vista - Porto Alegre (RS)

Economics (MsC/Ph.D)