PhD in Economics

PhD in

Calls for applications
Annual call a.y. 2023/2024 - 39th cycle

Ca' Foscari University has opened the call for applications for the PhD programmes 39th cycle (a.y. 2023/2024)
The application for admission must be completed, via the online procedure, by Wednesday 31 May 2023 - 1.00 pm (Italian time)

All information about the procedures for participating in the competition is available in the annual call.

For further information, please contact the PhD Office (



PhD overview

Collaborative PhD programme, in partnership with:

Educational aims

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.