Year 2

Semester 1 (1 Sep - 31 Dec 2022)

  • Independent Activities Period (1 Sep 24 - Oct 2022)

Completion of a term paper under the guidance of a faculty member.

  • Course work (25 Oct - 4 Dec 2022) 

Empirical Corporate Finance (Andrew Ellul, Indiana and Federico II)

Financial Intermediation (Ettore Panetti, Federico II)

Social and Economic Networks (Matteo Bizzarri, Federico II)

Development Economics and Policy Evaluation (Michele Giannola, Federico II)


Semester 2 (1 Jan - 30 Jun 2022)

  • Short field courses and guided reading groups

    Course attendance in one of the selected partner universities

By June 2022, each 2nd year student will present a "thesis proposal", including the first outline of a research paper. 

In September 2022, each 2nd year student will present his/her research paper.

In October 2022 he/she will submit a complete draft of his/her research paper.

Subject to the approval of this research paper, the student will be admitted to the thesis-writing stage of the program, from October 2022 to June 2024.


Doctoral students are expected to participate to all the weekly seminars organised by the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), which is located within DISES and collaborates closely with it.