Economic sociology and labour studies

Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Doctoral programme (PhD)
Dipartimento di Scienze sociali e politiche - Via Conservatorio, 7 - Milano
PhD Coordinator
The PhD in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies aims to produce students with a high level of expertise in different disciplines, essential for the study and regulation of economic and labour phenomena. Training has a strong interdisciplinary approach, in which the central role of economic sociology is supplemented with aspects of labour law, with economic-statistical and organizational-corporate disciplines, as well as with behavioural sciences.
These inter- and multi-disciplinary skills are necessary to be able to take an innovative approach when dealing with the role of social and institutional factors in the analysis and regulation of economic and labour phenomena in a complex and rapidly changing society.
In addition to imparting theoretical and substantive knowledge about the topics dealt with in the PhD, the training programme aims to provide strong methodological and empirical research skills, both quantitative and qualitative, in order to keep abreast of the recent progress being made in international social and economic science, including non-standard sociological analysis techniques such as computer experiments and simulations (agent-based modelling).
Dipartimento di Scienze sociali e politiche - Via Conservatorio, 7 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Inequality of educational opportunities in comparative perspective
Comparative analysis of EU social and labour policies
Transition from school to work
Social stratification and inequality
Innovation networks in complex organizations
Migrants, social networks and inequalities
Experimental analysis of competition and cooperation in organisational settings
Marco Castellani
Social finance: data-driven, behavioural analysis of financial networks
Competition and reputation in scientific community: an empirical analysis of peer review practices in a sample of scholarly journals
Geographical mobility in international comparison
School and residential segregation
Technological innovation and organizational careers
Inequality and discrimination
European labour policies
Atypical employment in comparative perspective
Corporate recruitment: skills and social stratification
Employment policies and training counseling
Employee evaluation in the public service
Work careers and adult training
Sonia Bertolini
The "third mission" of higher education in comparative perspective
Michele Rostan
Higher education and evaluation
Local development in internal areas: institutional innovation and smart specialization
Francesco Ramella
Cooperative economy, sharing economy and social innovation
Francesco Ramella
The third mission of Higher Education and Manufacturing 4.0: the new scenarios of the knowledge economy
Francesco Ramella
Welfare state and social inequalities in comparative perspective
Emmanuele Pavolini


Places available: 5

Call for applications: how to do, attachment 1, Qualifications assessment and exam schedule

Application period: from 05-24-2019 to 06-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-23-2019 to 09-27-2019
Please note:
Allegato 1: Decreto di ampliamento dei posti e delle borse messi originariamente a concorso.