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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


PhD Forum - Third year students
Friday 16 June 2023
Presentations with discussants
PhD Forum - Second year students
Friday 22 September 2023
Presentations with discussants
PhD Forum - First year students
Friday 13 October 2023
Presentations with discussants


Erasmus+ Traineeship

It is now available!
First deadline: May 4, 2023, at noon.

Collective Health Policy

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


The EU Research and Innovation program

Meetings on February 14th and
March 1st

SUMMER SCHOOL Markets and Governments: a Theoretical Appraisal

Villa Mondragone, Rome - June 20-23, 2023

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

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Following years courses

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