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Rama de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas

Interuniversity Ph.D. Program in Quantitative Finance and Economics.

Ciencias Sociales y Juridicas
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Academic Commission

Manuel Moreno Fuentes.
Email: Manuel.Moreno@uclm.es
Phone number: 967 59 92 00 5133.



General Information

The PhD Program in Quantitative Finance and Economics (Verified according to R.D. 99/2011) arises as a merger of two doctorates distinguished with the Mention of Quality by the Ministry of Education (Doctorate in Banking and Quantitative Finance and Doctorate in Economic Analysis and Policies). The PhD Program is Interuniversity of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Universidad Castilla La Mancha, Universidad de Valencia and Universidad del País Vasco (coordinator).

Within the academic activity of the Departments participating in the program, seminars and research courses are held periodically, which PhD students must attend as part of their research training. The PhD Program in Quantitative Finance and Economics is aimed at the preparation and defense of a Doctoral Thesis that meets the following requirements:

  • Provide an original solution to research problems in Finance or in the quantitative and computational methods used in their resolution.
  • Achieve a high level of knowledge in one of the areas of Financial Economics.
  • Demonstrate that the student is capable of solving research tasks autonomously and independently.


Those who achieve the PhD program must be able to play a relevant role in scientific research with developments in the professional or academic world. You can find more information in the following links:

The annual enrolement cost depends on the aplicable fees, aprobed by the Regional Government in Castilla-La Mancha. Click here to know the corresponding to the current academic year.
Research lines

These are the research lines offered by the PhD Program:

  • Banking and Finance.
  • Economic Policy and Public Policy Design and Evaluation.
  • International Economy.
  • Energy Markets.
  • Macroeconomy.
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance.
  • Industrial Organization.
  • Game Theory.
  • Time Series Analysis.


Name and surname.

Category y Department.


E-mail and webpage.

Díaz Pérez, Antonio


Economic Analysis and Finance.

Tel. 967 599 200

Fax. 967 599 220



Moreno Fuentes, Manuel


Economic Analysis and Finance.

Tel. 925 268 800

Fax. 925 268 801


García-Donato Layrón, Gonzalo


Economic Analysis and Finance.

Tel. 967 599 200

Fax. 967 599 220



Nave Pineda, Juan Miguel


Economic Analysis and Finance.

Tel. 969 179 100

Fax. 969 179 176


Complementary training activities


The International Doctoral School (EID-UCLM) organizes cross-disciplinary training courses with the aim of offering the doctorate students’ complementary training activities to his or her activity as a researcher. The offered activities can be taught through their doctoral studies. To check for more information: 

Access and admision

The minimum legal requirements for admission to any of the doctoral programs are those specified in the section "Access for new doctoral students" in this link.


  • Master's degree in Economics or Finances, with a high analytical component.
  • Knowledge of English level B1.
  • Knowledge of any programming language.


  • Master's degree in Economics or Finance, with a high analytical component, Master's degree up to 70 points.
  • Knowledge of English (equivalent to B1 level) up to 20 points. It will be considered a merit to have taken the Graduate Management Administration test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Knowledge of English will be considered a merit (a score close to 550 in the TOEFL, level a in the Cambridge First Certificate, or level 6 in the JELTS of the British Council is recommended).
  • Knowledge of a programming language or use of statistical software (such as C+, MATLAB, STATA, SPSS, S-PLUS, etc.) up to 10 points.
  • Academic criteria, being essential the presentation of the academic transcript and curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of introduction signed by professors of their respective degrees, bachelor's degrees or previous degrees, or any other academic program.
Specific procedures of the PhD program

All the procedures will be carried out by the international doctoral school (EID-UCLM), except:

  • Registration and request for certifications and degrees: Student Management Unit of the student's Campus.
  • Application for admission and thesis deposit: Secretary of the Department to which the student's tutor belongs.


The general regulations of the International Doctoral School will be applied, which can be consulted at the following link:



It will be determined by the Coordinator University.



Quality Indicators

Adequacy of the Offer

Percentage of newly enrolled students as a percentage of places offered.

Percentage of Ph.D. students from other Spanish universities.

Number of applications for admission to the PhD Program.

Number of newly enrolled PhD students.

Total number of doctoral students enrolled.

Satisfaction degree of the different collectives involved in the PhD Program.

Satisfaction Degree of the PhD enrolled students.

Satisfaction Degree of the Professors/Researchers.

Satisfaction Degree of the external collaborating institutions.

Satisfaction Degree of the Administration and Services Staff (PAS).

Satisfaction Degree of the PhD students participating in mobility programs.

Degree of satisfaction of graduates.

Degree of Internationalization.

Percentage of PhD students from foreign universities.

No. of international collaboration agreements signed.

No. of joint scientific contributions made with foreign researchers.

No. of foreign experts which participate in the PhD Program or in theses evaluations.

Percentage of theses with international mention and/or co-supervision over theses read.


No. of professors who participate in mobility programs.

Participation rate of doctoral students in mobility programs.


Percentage of professors with active six-year periods or equivalent.


Evaluation of the scientific activity and its results.

Abandonment rate.

Rate of theses read in three years, for full-time students.

Rate of theses read in five years, for part-time students.

Number of scientific contributions made by doctoral students in their theses.

No. of extraordinary doctorate awards received by program PhD.

No. of theses read by academic year.

Percentage of theses qualified as ‘Cum Laude’.

Percentage of doctoral students who obtain grants for post-doctoral contracts.

Employability. Rate of doctoral students who obtain employment appropriate to their training during the 3 years following the defense of the thesis.