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Summer closure 2024 - University venues and libraries
Summer closure 2024 - University venues and libraries

Ca' Foscari University's facilities will close from Saturday, 10 August to Sunday, 18 August 2024, and reopen on Monday, 19 August. Libraries: in July and August there are changes in the opening hours and additional closure dates.

Trump, Truth Social, and meme stocks
Trump, Truth Social, and meme stocks

Recently, there has been extensive media coverage surrounding the launch of Truth Social, Donald Trump's social network, and its parent company, Trump Media & Technology Group, going public. On the first day of trading, the company's stock price significantly increased. According to Michele Costola, a researcher at the Department of Economics this is a potential example of a meme stock. 

Ca' Foscari to lead European research in the name of 'planetary health'
Ca' Foscari to lead European research in the name of 'planetary health'

The Planet4Health project (lead by Stefano Campostrini) will engage a hundred researchers to find, analyse and share data that will help us understand the effects of climate change on human and animal health and design effective mitigation and adaptation policies.

Degree Programmes 2024/2025 academic year
Degree Programmes 2024/2025 academic year

Our complete set of courses for the various Degree Programmes of the 2024/25 academic year is now available online! Choose your degree programme from the following fields of study. Each programme is followed by the relevant identification code and can be shown in more than one field.

Welcome message from Giacomo Pasini, Director of the Department

"Our Department is firmly at the top of national and international research rankings, with an outstanding ability to attract funds: we recently won two calls funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and received funding as a Department of Excellence for the second time. (...)
These are some of the features that make us an attractive destination for researchers worldwide."

Giacomo Pasini,
Director, Department of Economics

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The research activities at the Department of Economics are based on a solid tradition in economic studies dating back to the origin of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, which was founded in 1868 as the first Royal School of Commerce in Italy.  

The Department focuses on a wide range of research areas, such as Behavioural and experimental economics; Econometrics, data science and quantitative methods; Economic geography, regional science and tourism economics; Economic theory; Empirical economics and policy evaluation: labour, health, ageing and development; Environmental, resource and climate economics; Finance and Macroeconomics; Human geography and Sociology; Law; Mathematics and Statistics for Economics, Finance and Law; Public economics and political economy.

The variety of the research areas of the Department allows for the development of innovative research paths, based on an interdisciplinary approach.

Research projects
AGE-IT - A novel public-private alliance to generate socioeconomic, biomedical and technological solutions for an inclusive Italian ageing society (NRRP Project)

Researcher: Agar Brugiavini
Length: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025

GRINS - Growing Resilient, INclusive and Sustainable (NRRP Project)

Researcher: Monica Billio;
Length: 01/12/2022 - 30/11/2025

Engage for ESG activation investments

Researcher: Monica Billio
Length: 01/11/2022 - 31/10/2025

DANUBIUS Implementation Phase Project - DANUBIUS-IP

Researcher: Nicola Camatti
Length:  01/10/2022 - 30/09/2025

Universitas for Justice. A program for the quality of the justice system and for the effectiveness of the fair trial

Researcher: Stefano Campostrini
Length: 01/04/2022 - 30/09/2023

WaterLANDS - Water based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness

Researcher: Carlo Giupponi
Length: 01/10/2021 - 30/09/2026

Publications

Vitor Farinha Luz; Piero Gottardi; Humberto Moreira
Risk Classification in Insurance Markets with Risk and Preference Heterogeneity
in THE REVIEW OF ECONOMIC STUDIES, 2023
DOI 10.1093/restud/rdad017

Andrew Harvey; Stan Hurn; Dario Palumbo; Stephen Thiele
Modelling circular time series
in JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS, 2023
DOI 10.1016/j.jeconom.2023.02.016

Claudio Daminato; Mario Padula
The Life-Cycle Effects of Pension Reforms: a Structural Approach
in JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, 2023
DOI 10.2139/ssrn.3744012

Alexander Simon Mayer; Dominik Wied
Estimation and inference in factor copula models with exogenous covariates
in JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS, 2023
DOI 10.1016/j.jeconom.2023.01.003

Qianying Jin; Antonella Basso; Stefania Funari; Kristiaan Kerstens; Ignace Van de Woestyne
Evaluating Different Groups of Mutual Funds Using a Metafrontier Approach: Ethical vs. Non-Ethical Funds
in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 2023
DOI 10.1016/j.ejor.2023.07.019