Programme Structure

Main Research Areas

  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Behavioural and Experimental Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Monetary Economics
  • International Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Labour Economics
  • Public Economics


All courses are taught in English. In the first year, students complete a selection of advanced courses from a catalogue of second-year RoME courses. These courses cover topics in Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Finance. Students also take advanced PhD courses given by LUISS. Further advanced PhD courses are given in the second year. During this year students are also expected to prepare a second-year research paper. In the third and fourth year they focus on writing their Doctoral Dissertation and present their work in internal seminars, while attending seminars or “reading groups” at LUISS or at EIEF. The PhD Thesis is expected to consist in an original and significant contribution to the chosen field of specialization.

First Year Courses

First year courses are held at EIEF and LUISS. The program is organized in 2 terms (Fall and Spring). Each term lasts 12 weeks, including a mid-term break of one week and a final week for extra meetings, tests, etc. The working language is English.

For academic year 2019-20, field courses will be given in:

  • Applied Microeconomics (Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Industrial Organization, Policy Evaluation, Experimental and Behavioral Economics)
  • Macroeconomics (Advanced Macroeconomics, Dynamic Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Advanced Monetary Economics, History of Macroeconomics)
  • Finance (Asset Pricing, Advanced Financial Economics, Financial Intermediation, Empirical International Economics)

Second Year Courses

Second year courses are given by LUISS and held at EIEF. For academic year 2019-20, courses will be offered in: 

  • Continuous Time Modelling in Macroeconomics
  • Heterogeneous Agents Models in Macroeconomics
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Empirical Asset Pricing

Visit RoME and Documents for PhD Students for details on these courses, their timetable and teaching and research plan.