Programme Structure

TEACHING PROGRAMME CYCLE XXXVI – A.Y. 2020/2021

Learning Areas

SECS-P/01 – Economia Politica
SECS-P/05 – Econometria
SECS-S/06 – Metodi matematici dell’economia e delle scienze attuariali e finanziarie

Program Structure

The Ph.D. in Economics at Luiss Guido Carli is a four year program that provides advanced instruction in all the principal areas of the economy. The program requires full-time attendance and is taught in English.

In the first year, students follow advanced courses on subjects from the second year of RoME (Rome Masters in Economics) and combine these with courses from the Luiss Doctoral Program. These courses concern areas of applied microeconomics, econometrics and finance. Students spend a part of the second year attending further doctoral courses. The rest of the second year and the third and fourth years are dedicated to the writing of the doctoral thesis.

Program Goals

The Doctoral Program is designed to offer students the ability to understand and resolve a wide spectrum of economic problems and to provide training on avant-garde analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques. Students acquire the necessary competences to embark on academic and professional careers in universities, international research institutes, public authorities, central banks, consultancy and financial institutes.

The primary objective from a research level is to produce a thesis divided into at least three chapters that represent articles with the potential of being placed in the leading scientific magazines of this field.

Rules and milestones cycle XXXVI

COURSES

Cycle XXXVI 
1° YEAR 2020/2021
Term 1 – September/ December 2020
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the I year taking 2 mandatory courses and choosing 9 courses among the electives
Subject Professor hs CFU
Asset Pricing – Elective course (RoME programme) Nicola Borri 36 6
Advanced Financial Economics – Elective course (RoME programme) Luigi Guiso 36 6
Advanced Macroeconomics – Elective course (RoME programme) Pierpaolo Benigno 36 6
Applied Microeconomics – Elective course (RoME programme) Fabiano Schivardi 36 6
Asset Pricing – Elective course (RoME programme) Juan Passadore 36 6
Advanced Financial Economics – Elective course (RoME programme) Luana Zaccaria 36 6
Advanced Macroeconomics – Elective course (RoME programme) Facundo Piguillem 36 6
Applied Microeconomics – Elective course (RoME programme) Matteo Paradisi 36 6
Term 2 – February/ May 2021
Subject Professor hs CFU
Advanced Industrial Organization – Elective course (RoME programme) Andrea Pozzi 36 6
Monetary Economics – Elective course (RoME programme) Francesco Lippi 36 6
Policy Evaluation – Elective course (RoME programme) Stefano Gagliarducci 36 6
Dynamic Macroeconomics (Business Cycles) – Elective course (RoME programme) Luigi Paciello 36 6
Financial Intermediation – Elective course (RoME programme) Andrea Polo 36 6
Topics in Industrial Organization Theory – Mandatory course Emanuele Tarantino 18 3
Topics in Mathematics for Game Theory Analysis – Mandatory course Xavier Venel 18 3
2° YEAR 2021/2022
Term 1 – September / December 2021
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the II year taking 6 mandatory courses and taking elective activities
Subject Professor hs CFU
Topics in Macroeconomics I – Mandatory course Paolo Porchia 36 6
History of Macroeconomics – Mandatory course Michel De Vroey 36 6
Corso interdottorale: Drafting a PhD thesis/article – Mandatory course TBC 24 4

Elective activities
The PhD Academic Board will assess the consistency of the activities taken
and the CFU to be achieved

DEF Seminar Series / 12
EIEF Seminar Series /
Inter-doctoral Courses /
Reading Group Series /
Term 2 – February/ May 2022
Topics in Macroeconomics II – Mandatory course Giorgio Primiceri 24 4
Advanced Monetary Economics – Mandatory course Gauti Eggertsson 24 4
Drafting of Doctoral Thesis – Mandatory activity / / 24
Elective activities
The PhD Academic Board will assess the consistency of the activities taken
and the CFU to be achieved
DEF Seminar Series /
EIEF Seminar Series
Inter-doctoral Courses
Reading Group Series
3° YEAR 2022/2023
Term 1 – September / December 2022
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the III year drafting the thesis and taking elective activities
Elective activities
The PhD Academic Board will assess the consistency of the activities taken
and the CFU to be achieved
DEF Seminar Series / 12
EIEF Seminar Series /
Inter-doctoral Courses /
Reading Group Series /
Research Soft skills /
Term 2 – February/ May 2023
Drafting of Doctoral Thesis – Mandatory activity / / 48
Elective activities
The PhD Academic Board will assess the consistency of the activities taken
and the CFU to be achieved
DEF Seminar Series /
EIEF Seminar Series
Inter-doctoral Courses
Reading Group Series
Research Soft skills
4° YEAR 2023/2024
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the IV year defending the thesis and taking elective activities
Elective activities
The PhD Academic Board will assess the consistency of the activities taken
and the CFU to be achieved
DEF Seminar Series / 12
EIEF Seminar Series /
Inter-doctoral Courses /
Reading Group Series /
Research Soft skills /
Final Thesis / 48
Total 240