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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 EF Lunch Seminar: Mario Pellegrino
Tuesday 25 January 2022
1 pm, in classroom S11 and on Teams
Constrained grouped heterogeneity in panel data: an application to WA data
PhD EF Lunch Seminar: Gianni Marciante (U. Warwick)
Tuesday 01 February 2022
1 pm, in classroom S11 and on Teams
When nation building goes south: Draft evasion, government repression, and the origins of the Sicilian mafia
PhD EF Lunch Seminar: Assan Jallow
Tuesday 08 February 2022
1 pm, in classroom S11 and on Teams
PhD EF Lunch Seminar: Sara Mancini
Tuesday 15 February 2022
1 pm, in classroom S11 and on Teams
PhD EF Lunch Seminar: Filippo Maurici
Tuesday 22 February 2022
1 pm, in classroom S11 and on Teams
Firm heterogeneity, financial frictions and ambiguity


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Call 2021/22
Deadline: March 7, 2022

Grants for Housing

Call 2021/2022
Deadline: February 10, 2022

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COVID-19 infection

What to do in case of

1st year courses 2021/22

Lectures will commence on September 16, 2021 at 9.00 am in classroom A (1st floor, Bldg B). Attendance is compulsory.

Following years courses

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