PhD in Economics

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Calls for applications

The PhD programme is open to a limited number of students. The requirement is to pass a public selection process entailing the evaluation of academic qualifications, as well as of oral and/or written exams.

The Call for application for 40th cycle (a.y. 2024/2025) is now online. Deadine for application is Thursday, 23rd May 1PM (Italian Time).

For further information, please contact the PhD Office (

PhD overview

In partnership with Eurizon Asset Management

The partnership with Eurizon Asset Management is defined as "Dottorato Industriale". The "Dottorato Industriale" is a method of collaboration between the University and labour market, defined by the Ministerial Decree of 14 December 2021 n. 226.
This type of collaboration allows companies to train, strengthening their skills, their permanent employees as part of a PhD course.
The company interested in the "Dottorato Industriale" must be engaged in research activities, possibly attested by patents and technical-scientific publications.
The training is developed jointly by the company and the Faculty of the PhD programme involved and includes both the attendance of university courses and research activity. The doctoral student is supervised by two supervisors, one in the academia and one within the company.

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.


From 3 to 7 June 2024 a new edition of Research Communication Week is coming, the Ca' Foscari initiative created to raise awareness and provide tools and soft skills in research communication. Discover the 5 workshops on scientific posters, social media, storytelling and public speaking: limited places, registration by 3 April. Webinars also available soon.