The PhD has a permanent placement office with the specific goal of helping PhD students at successfully participating in the international job market. Job opportunities rests both inside academia and outside, like central banks and international organizations (e.g. IMF and World Bank). The placement office gives a number of services to those who are about to complete their doctorate: 1) support in understanding own attitudes and preferences to look for the right job, 2) help in looking for a job on the international job market for economists, 3) support in finding and implementing the best strategies for going successfully ont eh job market: from the CV format to the collection of the required reference letters, to the training for interviews and job seminars. We present the placement of past PhD students as a proof of the merits and success of this office. The figure shows the placement of 35 PhDs that belong to the first 6 rounds of admissions, divided by type of position.
Two thirds of former students works in academia in economics department or research centres in Italy or abroad, both as research fellows or assistant professors. More than one third is places in foreign institutions such as Humboldt University of Berlin, AIAS University of Amsterdam, University of Notre Dame (IS, US), University of Oxford and Stockholm University. A bit less than a third of them works in Italian universities like Catholic University in Milan, university of Milan, Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Verona, University of Bologna and University of Bergamo. Those who have chosen a career outside academia have found positions in Italian public institutions (INPS, Energy Authority) or foreign ones (World Bank) or in consulting firms or central banks.