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
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the I year taking mandatory courses and choosing the remaining CFU among the electives courses
Term 1 – September/ December 2020
Subject Professor hs CFU
Asset Pricing I – Elective course (RoME programme) Nicola Borri 36 6
Advanced Financial Economics I – Elective course (RoME programme) Luigi Guiso 36 6
Advanced Macroeconomics I – Elective course (Mandatory for Macro) (RoME programme) Pierpaolo Benigno 36 6
Applied Microeconomics I – Elective course (Mandatory for Micro/IO)(RoME programme) Fabiano Schivardi 36 6
Continuous Time Methods for Macroeconomics – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss Paolo Porchia 24 6
Asset Pricing II – Elective course (RoME programme) Juan Passadore 36 6
Advanced Financial Economics II- Elective course (RoME programme) Luana Zaccaria 36 6
Advanced Macroeconomics II – Elective course (Mandatory for Macro) (RoME programme) Facundo Piguillem 36 6
Applied Microeconomics II – Elective course (Mandatory for Micro/IO) (RoME programme) Matteo Paradisi 36 6
Topics in Mathematics for Game Theory Analysis – Mandatory course PhD Luiss Xavier Venel 24 6
Topics in Experimental Economics – Mandatory course PhD Luiss Werner Guth 16 4
Term 2 – February/ May 2021
Subject Professor hs CFU
Advanced Industrial Organization – Elective course (Mandatory for Micro/IO) (RoME programme) Andrea Pozzi 36 6
Monetary Economics – Elective course (Mandatory for Macro) (RoME programme) Francesco Lippi 36 6
Policy Evaluation – Elective course (Mandatory for Micro/IO) (RoME programme) Stefano Gagliarducci 36 6
Dynamic Macroeconomics (Business Cycles) – Elective course (Mandatory for Macro) (RoME programme) Luigi Paciello 36 6
Financial Intermediation – Elective course (RoME programme) Andrea Polo 36 6
Topics in Machine Learning – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss Magha Patnaik 24 6
Topics in Industrial Organization Theory – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss Emanuele Tarantino 16 4
History of Macroeconomics – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss Michel De Vroey 16 4
Topics in Macroeconomics I – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss Giorgio Primiceri 36 6
2° YEAR 2021/2022
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the II year taking mandatory courses and taking elective activities
Term 1 – September/ December 2021
Subject Professor hs CFU
Topics in Macroeconomics II – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss TBC 36 6
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
Inter-doctoral Course: Drafting a PhD thesis/article – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss TBC 24 6
Topics in Econometrics – Mandatory course, PhD Luiss TBC 24 6
Drafting of Doctoral Thesis – Mandatory activity / / 30
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
At least 60 CFU to be completed in the III year drafting the thesis and taking elective activities
Term 1 – September / December 2022
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