The aim of the program is to bring the students to the frontier of modern economic research and to provide adequate training for a successful career in academia, research centers and international institutions. Particular emphasis will be placed on the foundations of economic theory, quantitative methods, law and economics, environmental economics, and the economic analysis of institutions. 

The PhD programme is articulated in the following research areas:

Our Ph.D. students' Publications: Journal of Public Economics, Demography, Journal of Economic Geography, Games and Economic Behaviour, Journal of Money Credit Banking, European Economic Review, World Development, Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, International Journal of Forecasting, Food Policy, European Journal of Political Economy, Health Policy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Social Choice and Welfare, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Policy, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Ecological Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Oxford Economic Papers, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Spatial Economic Analysis.

Placement: Africa Research Centre-Guangdong Emerging Economies Society, Banca d'Italia-dipartimento di Economia e Statistica, Central Bank of Lithuania, Central Bank of Malta, Centre for Chinese Studies- Stellenbosch University, CNR, Coordinamento delle ONG per la Coooperazione internazionale allo Sviluppo (COCIS), Complex System Society, Department for International Development (DFID) of UK Government, Eurochambres, European Commission-Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Stability Mechanism , FAO, Fondazione Economia Tor Vergata, Fondazione Marco Vigorelli Fudan Development Institute-Fudan University, ILO, IMF, Indire, INET, Inter-American Development Bank, Innovation for Poverty Action (IPA), John Cabot University, Korean Institute for Economic Policy,  Kwararafa University, LUISS Academy School of European Political Economy, LUISS Guido Carli, Marie Curie Actions, MEF, Ministero dell'Ambiente e della tutela del territorio e del mare, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Monetary Policy Strategy Division-ECB, OECD, Politecnico di Milano, Rokos Capital, Management ltd, SACE, Save the Children Italia, SIAE, SOAS University, Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies (SEEDS), Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI), TELMA-Sapienza University, Ufficio Nazionale di Statistica di Malta, UNCTAD, UNDP, Università  LUMSA, Universitas Indonesia, Université du Luxembourg, University of Florence, University of Oxford, University of Pavia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, University of Perugia, University of Turin, University of Vaasa, World Bank, World Food Programme.