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The aim of the PhD program in Economics and Finance is to provide advanced specialization in Economics, Finance and Econometrics to students whose goal is a successful career in academia or in institutions that require advanced financial, economic and statistical skills. It offers:

- a distinguished faculty: courses are taught by distinguished Italian and foreign professors of proven teaching and research experience;
- a lively intellectual atmosphere: the program emphasizes breadth and a critical mindset; cooperation and joint research with fellow students and Faculty members are strongly encouraged;
- an international environment: the program enrolls highly qualified students from all over the world;
- worldwide connections: students are encouraged to spend periods of research in leading universities and research institutions worldwide.

Program commitment




 PhD program lenght


Ph.D. students may choose from the following fields of specialization:

Finance and Quantitative Methods

Financial Econometrics


Development Economics
International Macroeconomics
Political Economy
Topics in Macroeconomics


Economic Theory
Industrial Organization
Labor Economics
Public Economics

Recent Events

Tuesday 23 June 2020
Essays on Macroeconomic Nowcasting
June 23, 11.00 am
Tuesday 23 June 2020
Essays on Discrete Latent Variable Models
June 23, 10.30 am
Tuesday 16 June 2020
“Spatially-grouped patterns of unobserved heterogeneity in panel data models”.
1pm, on Teams
Tuesday 09 June 2020
"Approximate Bayesian Lorenz curves: estimating the income density function from differentiation of the Lorenz curve"; “A structural model of market ...


1st year courses 2020/21

Lectures will commence on October 5, 2020. Attendance is compulsory.


PhD selection for A.Y. 2020/2021

YUFE - Fall 2020

Introduction offer for student journey

PhD EF Lunch Seminar

Schedule A.Y. 2020/21

Guidelines for our Activity_Phase 2

Practical rules for July and August 2020

Autumn School in Empirical Strategies - Prof. J. Angrist (MIT)

November 11 and 12, 2020
Villa Mondragone (Monte Porzio Catone)
Restricted access: DEF MSc in Economics and PhD students, selected SOSE members.

Following years courses

2nd and 3rd year students are invited to attend elective courses offered at EIEF by LUISS PhD in Economics.