Call for applications

Admission to Doctoral Programmes is gained through a highly selective application process, subject to international attention. The call for applications for the academic year 2021/22 will be online in Spring 2021.

Expectations play a crucial role in Economics…

The Innovative Training Network ExSIDE aims at improving our understanding of the role of expectation formation and social influence for economic dynamics and for the optimal design of economic policy. ExSIDE combines an interdisciplinary research agenda with an innovative European joint doctoral training program, which provides doctoral fellows with a broad range of expertise and skills needed for a thorough analysis of expectation formation processes and their role in Economics. Both the research projects and the training activities will combine work in Behavioral Economics, Psychoanalysis, Opinion Formation, Network Theory, Agent-based Simulation and Economic Modelling in different areas. The academic training will be complemented by extensive Transferable Skills Training Measures, intersectoral Training Measures, provided by non-academic partners, and Career Development Training. Interaction with stakeholders, policy makers and the general public will play an important role in pursuing the ExSIDE agenda and disseminating the results.
ExSIDE is carried out by a consortium of eight renowned European Universities in cooperation with nine non-academic partners. The transdisciplinary consortium includes institutions from seven European countries and builds on long joint experience in cooperation in research and supervision. ExSIDE is coordinated by Bielefeld University in Germany.

ExSIDE webpage

Collaborative PhD programme, in partnership with:

Doctorate Coordinator

Professor Giacomo Pasini, Ca' Foscari University

Educational aims


Training Activities 36° cycle for ANVUR Accreditation

The PhD programme offers advanced training in the areas of economic and financial sciences, with a particular specialisation in quantitative and qualitative analysis of the numerous aspects and issues within financial-economic systems, at both a microeconomic level (how markets, economic organisations and businesses function, and predictions on their trends and prospects) and a macroeconomic level (issues regarding economic cycles and unemployment, and the impact of specific social and economic factors).

The programme is taught entirely in English.

Research themes

  • Microeconomics;
  • Macroeconomics;
  • Economic theory;
  • Public economics;
  • Labour economics;
  • Health economics;
  • Economics of ageing;
  • Experimental economics;
  • Computational economics;
  • Regional economics;
  • Econometrics;
  • Bayesian econometrics;
  • Financial econometrics;
  • Finance;
  • Financial economics;
  • Quantitative finance;
  • Mathematical economics;
  • Economic statistics.

Professional profiles

Professional profiles obtainable by the program are typically those needed to work in academic departments, mainly in economics and finance; national and international organizations conducting economic research for various purposes, like Ministries, national and super-national Central Banks, financial and economic bodies of the EU, international organizations like OECD, World Bank, etc.; financial private institutes, like banks, insurance companies, investment and retirements funds; other public and private organizations requiring expert knowledge in economics, like those offering service professions in consulting, market research, management, economic journalism.

For information on educational activities

Lisa Negrello
Tel: +39 041 234 9256
Fax: +39 041 234 9176


Department of Economics, 
San Giobbe Cannaregio 873, 
30121 Venezia

Last update: 02/12/2020