Labor, Development & Policy evaluation

Labor, Development & Policy evaluation, the second of a series of four free programs, created by Federica Web Learning in collaboration with DISES, the Department of Economics and Statistics of the Federico II University, is now online.

Each program is born from the experience of the teachers of the Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) offered by the Naples School of Economics of the DISES.
Following on from the first cluster of courses in “Finance”, which registered more than three hundred students in less than three months, this second cluster is aimed at young students and professionals in the financial sector who wish to further their knowledge of models for labor and development economics.
From microeconomics to the analysis of public policies, from the study of real cases to the most useful and efficient tools for managing large databases, the Program includes five free courses:

Methods for data analysis

Master data analysis and statistical modeling for economics and finance. Learn advanced techniques & R


How does the cause and effect relationship works in economics: Master the ability to answer fundamental questions with the most used methods

Labor economics

Learn how labor market works, get the tools for analyze the trend of wages and employment

Development Economics

Learn about poverty, social protection, financial services and income generation using micro-economic tools and real-world case studies

Tools for Data Analysis

A practical manual for data analysis in finance: the most in-demand programming languages for data science and lots of practice

Labor, Development & Policy evaluation is aimed at an international audience and is delivered entirely in
English by the teachers of the Master in Economics and Finance (MEF), of the Department of Economics and Statistics at the Federico II University. Students will have the opportunity to interact with highly specialized teachers and gain a qualification that will be useful both in Italy and abroad.

Interactive video lessons, case studies, in-depth readings, practice with the most useful software for data analysis, characterize the five courses of the program, which are available online in asynchronous mode free of charge. A certificate is awarded for successful completion of the program, or individual courses.

The program offers a solid knowledge of the fundamental models of labor and development economics. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the functioning of labor and development policies, as well as expertise in evaluating their outcomes using appropriate methodologies.
Upon completion of the program, students will possess the necessary skills to apply theoretical and empirical tools to address specific issues in both development economics and labor economics. All courses are accessible in asynchronous mode through outstanding academic and interactive video lectures, in-depth readings, links, quizzes and learning activities. At the end of each course or program it will be possible to gain a certificate.

2nd PhD and Post-Doctoral Workshop

The Naples School of Economics (NSE) of the University of Naples Federico II and the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) are pleased to announce the 2nd Economics and Finance Workshop for PhD and Post-Doctoral Researchers. The workshop will be held in person at Università di Napoli Federico II (Via Vicinale Cupa Cintia, 26, 80126, Napoli) on September 21 – 22, 2023.

The workshop aims to bring together young researchers from all areas of economics and finance to allow participants to receive feedback on their research and promote networking among them sharing experiences, research ideas and, plans for future activities.

The two-day workshop will consist of sessions where selected authors present their own research. Each paper will be assigned a discussant, and authors may be asked to discuss a paper related to their research field.

PhD and Post-Doctoral students are invited to submit their paper or extended abstract to Submissions in any field of economics and finance are welcome. Please specify the file name in the following format: “surname_name_title.pdf”.

The submission deadline is May 31st, 2023. The authors of the selected papers will be notified by July 2023.

Keynote Speakers

Matteo Paradisi

He is Assistant Professor at the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance (EIEF). He was post-doctoral fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He obtained his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2019.

Irene Monasterolo

She is Full Professor of Climate Finance at EDHEC Business School, Research Programme Director of the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute. She is Senior Research Fellow at Vienna University of Economics and Business and Boston University. She obtained her PhD in Agri-food Economics and Statistics from the University of Bologna in 2012.

For any enquiry, please contact us at
  • Corinna De Leo
    Corinna De Leo
  • Antonio Genovese
    Antonio Genovese
  • Agostino Gnasso
    Agostino Gnasso
  • Luca Denis Nota
    Luca Denis Nota
  • Antonia Pacelli
    Antonia Pacelli
  • Carmine Russo
    Carmine Russo


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Past Editions

The 1st Naples School of Economics and Finance PhD and
Post-Doctoral Workshop

The workshop took place in person at Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II - Via Vicinale Cupa Cintia, 26, 80126 Napoli NA, Italia, on September 22nd – 23rd 2022


Michele Giannola (
Luca Picariello (
Antonia Pacelli (
Carla Ronza (
Carmine Russo (

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    M. Giannola
  • L. Picariello
    L. Picariello
  • A. Pacelli
    A. Pacelli
  • C. Ronza
    C. Ronza
  • C. Russo
    C. Russo