PHD

Economics

Program Description

Academic Program

The coursework is structured in 6 main courses: 
  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought and Economic History
  • Advanced Courses
Each course is organized in modules. Each course is coordinated by an internal-faculty member. Each course coordinator is responsible for the organization of the modules and the associated exams. Students must contact the coordinator of the course for any question they might have on the structure and organization of the modules. Currently, course coordinators are: Prof. Pietro Dindo (Math), Prof. Federico Tamagni (Econometrics), Dr. Alessio Moneta (Micro), Prof. Andrea Roventini (Macro), Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari (History), Prof. Giulio Bottazzi (Advanced). 

 

  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
    - Linear Algebra and Calculus
    - Static and Dynamic Optimization
    - Introduction to Stochastic Processes

     

  • Statistics and Econometrics 
    - Basics of Statistics and Econometrics
    - Time Series
    - Microeconometrics

     

  • Microeconomics
    - Consumption and Production
    - Partial and General Equilibrium
    - Games and Decisions
    - Industrial Organization and Market Failures

     

  • Macroeconomics
    - Business cycle stylized facts and Introduction to macroeconomics 
    - Topics in Macroeconomics: consumption, investment, open macro 
    - Economic growth
    - International trade

 

  • History of Economic Thought and Economic History
    - Introduction to Economic History
    - History and Epistemology of Economics

     

  • Advanced Courses
    - Agent-based Computational Economics
    - Evolutionary models of innovation, growth and growth fluctuations
    - Industrial Dynamics 
    - Economics of Innovation 
    - Complexity Economics 
    - Evolutionary Macroeconomics 
    - Dynamic Macroeconomics 
    - Causality in Econometrics 

     

Additional modules are activated each year according to students' interest, also in collaboration with the university of Strasbourg