The Department of Economics and Statistics develops its research in the fields of Economics, Finance, Social Sciences and Quantitative Methods for Decision Analysis. The main research areas – often combined in inter-disciplinary projects– are:

  • micro- and macro-economic topics, both at a theoretical and applied level;
  • structure of financial systems, and their effects on economic development;
  • evaluation of state intervention in the economy; and the role of national and international regulatory agencies;
  • mathematical and statistical methods applied to economic and social phenomena;
  • quantitative methods in economics, social sciences and finance, and actuarial science;
  • environmental economics and economic geography;
  • economic history;
  • English for economists.

The Department of Economics and Statistics is strongly committed in the training of young researchers (http://dises.dip.unina.it/it/didattica/dottorato/) and encourages international research collaborations, visiting researchers programs, international seminars and workshops. The Department hosts the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance, CSEF (http://www.csef.it/), an inter-university research centre established by the University of Naples "Federico II", Bocconi University and University of Salerno.

Research areas

The research staff is organized around broad research areas, that are detailed below.:

general equilibrium theory; contract theory; auction theory; economics of information; industrial economics and public economics.


business cycle analysis; economic growth and income inequality; macroeconomic effects of fiscal and monetary policies; macroeconomic forecasting.


micro-econometric analysis of models of consumers and firms; labour economics; health economics; economics of corruption; behavioural economics.


financial intermediaries; corporate finance; banking and insurance economics; market microstructure; financial regulation; corporate governance; risk and investment decisions.


economic geography; urban economics; tourism economics;; socio-economic and cultural impact of globalisation; analysis and evaluation of natural resources and technologies and their environmental impact.


mathematical models for strategic and individual decisions; cooperative and non-cooperative game theory; social choice, equity and welfare; uncertainty and information; theory of public goods.


analysis and evaluation of complex systems, forecasts and computational problems; non-parametric classification and regression methods; surveys for social and economic analyses.


history of economic growth; national and international financial history; long-term dynamics of public debt; business history and corporate governance; industrial archaeology; history of agriculture; globalisations in historical perspective; economic and financial growth of Italian Mezzogiorno.