The Department of Economics and Finance (DEF), established in 2015, is one of the two Departments of the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata (together with the Department of Management and Law). It is an international research and teaching centre for economics, finance and quantitative methods.
In 2018, DEF was awarded as a Department of Excellence within the Ministry of University and Research programme. This granted the Department with an additional endowment for the international recruitment of junior and senior scholars. Since 2018, DEF's recruitment policy yearly relies on European Job Market.
The Department offers Italian and English undergraduate and graduate courses, an Economics and Finance PhD and the Rome Economic Doctorate - RED (a joint PhD programme with LUISS Guido Carli and Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance).
DEF public engagement includes members’ cooperation with national and international institutions, such as the Treasury, Istat, the Bank of Italy, FAO, IFAD and the Ministry of the Environment.
The Department includes and respects all people, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender orientation, socioeconomic status, or any type of disability.