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PhD programmes at Ca’ Foscari: the call for applications is online

The call will be open until 1pm on 21 April 2021. Applicants can choose among 14 PhD programmes, with 88 scolarships being offered by the University. The investment in internationalisation is always increasing with 8 PhDs entirely in English, 10 international partner universities and 100 co-advisorhip programmes with 70 universities around the world

Bringing to light the unobservable term premium of Euro Area government bonds

Previously considered an obscure part of academic jargon, the term premium of government bonds has become key to discussions on monetary policy and economic stability. An EU-funded project, led by Andrea Berardi and Monica Billio as supervisor, sheds further light on this unobservable component of the yield curve to the benefit of policymakers, central bankers and the general public.

The new post-COVID world: from finance to football

A team of 53 economists has explored past experiences and possible recovery scenarios in various fields of economics, business and finance, creating in just a few weeks the first book on the post-COVID world,  published by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari and downloadable for free online. The book is edited by Monica Billio, Director of the Department of Economics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Simone Varotto, associate professor at the Henley Business School of the University of Reading.

This changes everything: how compounding COVID-19 and climate risks amplify financial shocks (copy 1)

A joint DEC and World Bank research project analyses the socio-economic and financial impact of COVID-19, and its interaction with climate change and financial risk, in developing countries, to inform economic policies for building resilience to future pandemics.