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The Call for Application is open up to July 15, 2020 at 4 pm

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

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

Upcoming Events

PhD candidate_Aicha Karazhi (XXXII cycle), on Teams
Thursday 04 June 2020
Essays on Collateral Constraints
June 4, 3 pm
Friday 05 June 2020
Essays in the Economics of Immigration
June 5, 2 pm
Tuesday 23 June 2020
Essays on Discrete Latent Variable Models
June 23, 10.30 am


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.

ECB Scholarship_Women in Economics

Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now open, up to June 9.

Programme Galileo 2021

Deadline extended to May 22nd.
"Inequality, vulnerability, poverty: economic, politic, social and cultural practices and representations".

Chinese language course

Basic level, 60 hours
starting May 19, 2020


PhD Call for Application_NOW OPEN!

Extended deadline: July 15, 2020

1st year courses

It is now available the list of courses. Attendance is compulsory for 1st year students.

Following years courses

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