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Ca' Foscari allocates 50,000 euro to Ukrainian students and academics
Ca' Foscari allocates 50,000 euro to Ukrainian students and academics

Ca’ Foscari will allocate 50,000 euro to welcoming students, researchers and professors from Ukraine. The proposal was agreed upon during the latest meeting of the Board of Governors and will fund scholarships and visiting professor positions.

PhD in Management: the 2022/2023 call for applications is online
PhD in Management: the 2022/2023 call for applications is online

The call will be open until May 2, 2022 at 1 p.m. 5 scholarships are offered by the university thanks to competitive funding and partnerships with other institutions, research centres and projects.

Ca' Foscari turns down the heat by 1°C in a call for peace
Ca' Foscari turns down the heat by 1°C in a call for peace

The conflict the world has been witnessing over the past week has noticeable repercussions on gas supplies on a European and national level. Ca’ Foscari has decided to make a change by turning down the heat by 1°C in its buildings.

Young people increasingly uninterested in car ownership
Young people increasingly uninterested in car ownership

61.7% of under 30-year-olds would give up car ownership if efficient public transport was available, according to a survey by the Center for Automotive e Mobility Innovation (CAMI) at Ca’ Foscari’s Department of Management. Over a thousand interviewees answered questions regarding their attitude towards cars. One of the findings regarded the purchase of a new car.

Welcome message from Michele Bernasconi, Director of the Department

“With our courses, which offer very high employability to our graduates, we are trying to respond to new global challenges by training experts in Big Data, AI and green finance.
The Department is an international environment in which people meet and study together, to develop cutting-edge research”

Michele Bernasconi,
Director of the Department of Economics




Primi piani

Our research

Research areas

The research activities at the Department of Economics are based on a solid tradition in economic studies dating back to the origin of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, which was founded in 1868 as the first Royal School of Commerce in Italy.  

The Department focuses on a wide range of research areas, such as Behavioural and experimental economics; Econometrics, data science and quantitative methods; Economic geography, regional science and tourism economics; Economic theory; Empirical economics and policy evaluation: labour, health, ageing and development; Environmental, resource and climate economics; Finance and Macroeconomics; Human geography and Sociology; Law; Mathematics and Statistics for Economics, Finance and Law; Public economics and political economy.

The variety of the research areas of the Department allows for the development of innovative research paths, based on an interdisciplinary approach.

Research projects
WaterLANDS - Water based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness

Researcher: Carlo Giupponi;
Length: 01/10/2021 - 30/09/2026

TranspArEEnS - mainstreaming Transparent Assessment of Energy efficiency in Environmental social governance ratingS

Researcher: Monica Billio;
Length: 01/06/2021 - 31/12/2023

ALTER ECO PLUS - Underpinning mainstreaming processes of the Carrying Capacity Limit calculation tool to improve tourism policies and strategies in MED territories

Researcher: Nicola Camatti;
Length: 01/06/2021 - 30/06/2022

EPOC - Economic Policy in Complex Environments

Researcher: Paolo Pellizzari;
Length: 01/03/2021 - 28/02/2025

SHARE-COVID19 - Non-intended health, economic and social effects of the COVID-19 epidemic control decisions: Lessons from SHARE

Researcher: Agar Brugiavini;
Length: 01/11/2020 - 30/10/2023


Basso, Antonella; di Tollo, Giacomo
Prediction of UK research excellence framework assessment by the departmental h-index
in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 2021DOI 10.1016/j.ejor.2021.05.006

Berardi, Andrea; Plazzi, Alberto
Dissecting the Yield Curve: The International Evidence
DOI 10.1016/j.jbankfin.2021.106286

Billio, Monica; Casarin, Roberto; Iacopini, Matteo; Kaufmann, Sylvia
Bayesian Dynamic Tensor Regression
DOI 10.1080/07350015.2022.2032721

Castellini, Marta; Di Corato, Luca; Moretto, Michele; Vergalli, Sergio
Energy exchange among heterogeneous prosumers under price uncertainty
DOI 10.1016/j.eneco.2021.105647

Cavapozzi, Danilo; Dal Bianco, Chiara
The effect of work disability on the job involvement of older workers
DOI 10.1016/j.jebo.2021.10.021