The PhD in Economics at Luiss Guido Carli

The PhD in Economics at Luiss Guido Carli is a four-year program providing advanced education in all the main areas of economics.

The program requires full-time attendance and is taught in English. It is designed to give students the ability to understand and solve a broad spectrum of economic problems and to impart training in cutting-edge analytical, empirical and quantitative techniques.

Students acquire the necessary skills to undertake both academic and professional careers, in universities, international research institutions, public authorities, central banks, consulting and financial institutions.

In the first year students follow advanced topic courses from second year of RoME (Rome Masters in Economics) and combine it with Luiss PhD courses. These courses cover areas in Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Finance. Students spend part of the second year taking further advanced PhD courses. Rest of the second year and, third and fourth years are devoted to writing the doctoral dissertation.

Luiss has reached an agreement with the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), whereby students enrolled in their first and second years of the Luiss PhD program can benefit from the teaching activity (formal courses and advising) and facilities provided at EIEF. The latter is a Research Institute sponsored by the Bank of Italy located near the Luiss campus. The academic staff at EIEF is highly rated within the international academic profession.

Junior assistant professors in the Luiss PhD program and at EIEF are recruited on the American job market and are among the best researchers coming from the top graduate programs across the world.