PhD in Economics

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Coordinator: Link identifier #identifier__129664-1Saverio Maria Fratini

Since its establishment, the Link identifier #identifier__124311-2Department of Economics hosted different Ph.D. Programs. The current Ph.D. program in Economics started in 2014 (XXX Cycle). Our Ph.D. offers the opportunity to research many areas of Economics by relying on a large number of faculty members who are very active in different fields and follow a plurality of theoretical approaches with a strong emphasis on empirical analysis.

We have a long and consolidated tradition of post-graduate teaching and research in Economics and our Program also rests upon long-standing research and teaching cooperation with other prestigious Italian and foreign universities (Link identifier #identifier__62194-3University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Link identifier #identifier__120021-4London School of Economics and Political Science).
Furthermore, renowned international professors from top institutions and professional economists working in international organizations are invited for Link identifier #identifier__79616-5lectures and Link identifier #identifier__45077-6seminars, allowing students to meet outstanding scholars and start creating connections. The Department of Economics has strong links with many Italian and international research centers (Link identifier #identifier__197219-7Centro Rossi-Doria, Link identifier #identifier__133346-8Centro Sraffa, Link identifier #identifier__89034-9Institute for New Economic Thinking) and organizations (Link identifier #identifier__74096-10Food and Agriculture Organization, Link identifier #identifier__107098-11International Fund for Agricultural Development), and we encourage our students to spend part of their time at top-quality foreign universities and international institutions to further strengthen their education.

Key features:
• Full scholarship (36 months) and research funds for admitted students
• Close interaction with universities and research centers located in Rome
• Links to top international universities and research networks
• Participation in national and international research

Research Areas

We welcome applicants seeking to conduct postgraduate research in any of the research areas in which the faculty members of the Ph.D. are currently active. An indicative list includes the following ones:

  • Industrial, regional and agricultural Policies: innovation, technology transfer, productivity, growth, and convergence
  • Public finance, fiscal policy, and Inequality
  • Labour, welfare, and macroeconomic policies
  • Finance and banking
  • Alternative theories of prices and output determination and the reappraisal of the surplus approach
  • Macroeconomic models for business cycle and modern economic growth
  • Development, food security, sustainability
  • Global markets: firms, sectors, and policies
  • Quantitative and computational methods in economics and finance

Contact us

For information on the call for applications and selection procedures, please contact the secretary of the Ph.D. in Economics:

dr.ssa Francesco Scacchi
e-mail: Link identifier
tel.: +39 06 57335654


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Edoardo Sala 21 February 2024