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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

Next Events


Call for short VISITING teaching position at DEF

in the framework of the Excellence Grant Lectures, A.Y. 2021/2022. Deadline: June 30th.

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

November 11-12, 2021.
Villa Mondragone (Monte Porzio Catone)
Restricted access: DEF MSc in Economics and PhD EF students, selected SOSE members.

INOMICS Award 2021

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

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.

Erasmus+ Traineeship

It is now available!
Deadline: July 5, 2021.

PhD student offices

Temporary allocation, May and June 2021