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The Call for Application for the A.Y. 2021-2022 is now open, up to May 17th 2021.

Analytical skills and a strong preparation in Mathematics are essential for a successful application.

The selection is based on the evaluation of the candidate’s profile, and a personal interview.

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

Next Events

Tuesday 11 May 2021
May 11, 1 pm, on Teams
Irene Di Marzio: "The effects of oil extraction on the local economy - Evidence from the South of Italy";
Assan Jallow: “ ...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
May 18, 1 pm, on Teams
Sara Mancini: tbd;
Filippo Maurici: "Firm heterogeneity, financial frictions and ambiguity".
Tuesday 25 May 2021
May 25, 1 pm, on Teams
Roberto Pezzuto: "Mechanism Design with Limited Commitment and Moral Hazard";
Mauro Brescia: “Hawkes Processes: Applic ...
Tuesday 01 June 2021
June 1, 1 pm, on Teams
Antonio Pietrafesa: tbd;
Gian Marco Pinna: "Unemployment scarring and the gender pay gap: the role of early labour market exp ...


INOMICS Award 2021

PhD EF is listed among the most popular PhD in Economics and Finance on INOMICS in 2020.

YERUN Research Mobility Awards call is OPEN!

Deadline: May 12, 2021
n. 40 awards available to establish a new research collaboration
in a virtual format with a YERUN network University 

Language Lab_Language Cafè and #tandem

Practice your Italian language at the cafè, or have a talk in #tandem with Tor Vergata international students 

VIRTUAL TOUR at Tor Vergata University of Rome

We look forward to finally welcoming you, back in person.

PhD student offices

Temporary allocation, May and June 2021

SIE Prize 2019_Best PhD thesis

Società Italiana degli Economisti awarded Luca Brugnolini, former PhD student at DEF, for the best PhD thesis in 2019: congratulations!

YUFE - Academy Lectures

Elective lectures on European Identity. Mind registration deadlines! 

1st year courses 2020/21

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