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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




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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


PhD Forum - Third year students
Monday, May 27, 2024
Presentations with discussants
PhD Forum - Second and First year students
Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Presentations of the PhD students research


SUMMER SCHOOL Markets and Governments: a Theoretical Appraisal

Villa Mondragone, Rome - June 19-21, 2024

Call for Erasmus+

It is now available!
Deadline: March 1 2024, at noon.

Call for short and long VISITING position at DEF for teaching at PhD EF in 2024

in the framework of the Excellence Grant Lectures, year 2024.
Deadline: February 15th, 2024.

Students Welcome 2023

A dedicated office

Enjoy Tor Vergata

Carsharing at special price

Collective Health Policy

Subscriptions by February 28th, see the BASE and PREMIUM options in the form "other categories"  


SIE Prize 2022_Best PhD thesis

The PhD thesis by Daniela Fantozzi, former PhD EF student, has been selected by Società Italiana degli Economisti for the best PhD thesis in 2022