With the advent of the Department of Legal Science in 2004, the Institute of Economics and Finance became a Section merged into the Department. Administrative services are managed by the Administrative Secretariat of the Department, and educational and Library information is entrusted to the Section of Economics and Finance.
In 2012, the facility was renamed the Institute of Economics and Finance - Section of the Department of Legal, Philosophical and Economic Studies. Changed the name of the "Department of Legal, Philosophical and Economic Studies" to "Department of Legal and Economic Studies" by Rectoral Decree No.1640-29.5.2019. The current Coordinator of the Section is Prof. Nicola Boccella. The previous Coordinator was Prof. Giuseppe Chirichiello.