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 follow a selection of advanced courses in Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Finance at EIEF. In the second year students are expected to prepare a second-year research paper. In the third and fourth year students focus on writing their Doctoral Dissertation and present their work in internal seminars, while following 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

All first year courses are held at EIEF (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance). 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.

Field courses are taught in:

  • Applied Microeconomics (Industrial Organization, Behavioral Economics, Labor Economics)
  • Macroeconomics (Monetary Economics, Advanced Macroeconomics)
  • Econometrics (Bayesian Estimation, Non-parametric Econometrics, Time Series, Panel Analysis)
  • Finance (Asset prices, Corporate Finance, Banking)

Visit EIEF page for a detailed description of the courses and for the timetable of each course.

See the Documents for PhD Students section for the teaching and research plan (in English and Italian), a detailed list of courses for LUISS students held at EIEF and the official Graduate Program of EIEF.