Minimum hiring requirements for Assistant Professors in Economics (Ricercatore a
tempo determinato - Tipo a), Facoltà di Economia, Università Cattolica del Sacro
a. Candidates with less than three years since PHD completion
• Ph.D. thesis.
• A recommendation letter from a renowned expert in the relevant fields (who
may also be the PhD supervisor)
• Candidates who have not yet been awarded the PhD degree at the time of
application must be enrolled in the last year of the PhD programme and need to
provide a letter from the PhD supervisor stating the expected date of award and
evaluating the contents of the thesis.
b. Canditates within three to six years since PhD completion:
• One paper “revise and resubmit” with a "Class A” journal.
• A recommendation letter from a renowned expert in the relevant fields (who
may also be the PhD supervisor)
c. Candidates with more than six years since PHD completion:
• One paper accepted for publication in a "Class A” journal.
• One paper “revise and resubmit” with at least a "Class B” journal.
• A recommendation letter from a renowned expert in the relevant fields (who
may also be the PhD supervisor)
After the first three years, contract renewal (for two more years) is conditional on the
fulfilment of the requirements updated by three years. Candidates who started the
job with more than 6 years since PhD completion must satisfy the following
requirement for renewal:
• Two papers accepted for publication in either "Class A” of “Class B” journals, of
which at least one accepted in a "Class A” journal.
Journal rankings: see next pages
Table 1: Class A+ journals
american economic review
journal of economic theory
journal of political economy
quarterly journal of economics
review of economic studies
review of economics and statistics
Table 2: Class A journals
american economic journals
american economic review
cambridge journal of economics
econometric theory
economic inquiry
economic journal
economic policy
economic theory
economics letters
economics of education review
european economic review
european journal of political economy
games and economic behavior
health economics
industrial & labor relations review
international economic review
international journal of industrial organization
journal of applied econometrics
journal of banking & finance
journal of business & economic statistics
journal of development economics
journal of econometrics
journal of economic behavior & organization
journal of economic dynamics & control
journal of economic growth
journal of economic history
journal of economic literature
journal of economic perspectives
journal of economics & management strategy
journal of environmental economics and management
journal of finance
journal of financial economics
journal of financial intermediation
journal of health economics
journal of human resources
journal of industrial economics
journal of international economics
journal of international money and finance
journal of labor economics
journal of law and economics
journal of law, economics, and organization
journal of monetary economics
journal of money, credit, and banking
journal of public economics
journal of risk and uncertainty
journal of the european economic association
journal of urban economics
macroeconomic dynamics
management science
quantitative economics/theoretical economics
rand journal of economics
review of economic dynamics
review of financial studies
scandinavian journal of economics
social choice and welfare
world development
Table 3: Class B journals
agricultural economics
american journal of agricultural economics
applied economics
B.E. journals (JEPA, JM, JET)
british journal of industrial relations
brookings papers on economic activity
canadian journal of economics
contemporary economic policy
development and change
ecological economics
economic development and cultural change
economic geography
economics of innovation and new technology
economics of transition
empirical economics
energy economics
energy journal
environment and development economics
environment and planning a
environmental and resource economics
environmental science & policy
experimental economics
explorations in economic history
health policy
imf staff papers
industrial and corporate change
industrial relations (a journal of economy and society)
information economics and policy
international journal of forecasting
international journal of game theory
international journal of urban and regional research
international tax and public finance
journal of accounting & economics
journal of agricultural and resource economics
journal of business
journal of common market studies
journal of comparative economics
journal of conflict resolution
journal of development studies
journal of economic geography
journal of economic inequality
journal of economic psychology
journal of economic surveys
journal of economics
journal of european public policy
journal of evolutionary economics
journal of financial and quantitative analysis
journal of forecasting
journal of macroeconomics
journal of mathematical economics
journal of peace research
journal of policy analysis and management
journal of population economics
journal of productivity analysis
journal of public economic theory
journal of real estate finance and economics
journal of regulatory economics
journal of risk and insurance
journal of social issues
journal of transport economics and policy
labour economics
land economics
manchester school
mathematical social sciences
national tax journal
nber macroeconomics annual
nonprofit and voluntary sector quarterly
oxford bulletin of economics and statistics
oxford economic papers
oxford review of economic policy
public choice
real estate economics
regional science and urban economics
regional studies
research policy
resource and energy economics
review of income and wealth
review of industrial organization
review of international economics
review of world economics (weltwirtsch archiv)
small business economics
southern economic journal
structural change and economic dynamics
transportation research a,b,c,e
transportation science
urban studies
value in health
world bank economic review
world economy

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