Program Description

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
Starting from the academic year 2017/18, part of the courses are offered in Nice, France, where students are hosted  for about two months at the end of their first year. Each course is organized in modules, with compulsory attendance and final exams. Here a list of modules and a sample of scholars regularly involved in past and current teaching activities:
  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
    - Linear Algebra and Calculus (Gennaro Amendola; Maurizio Parton)
    - Static and Dynamic Optimization (Pietro Dindo; Mauro Sodini)
    - Introduction to Stochastic Processes (Davide Pirino)
  • Statistics and Econometrics 
    - Basics of Statistics and Econometrics (Giorgio Calzolari; Edoardo Otranto)
    - Time Series (Matteo Barigozzi; Fulvio Corsi)
    - Microeconometrics (Laura Magazzini; Carla Rampichini; Tiziano Razzolini)
  • Microeconomics
    - Consumption and Production (Michele Bernasconi)
    - Partial and General Equilibrium (Alan Kirman; Alessandro Sapio)
    - Games and Decisions (Paolo Pin; Francesco Feri)
    - Industrial Organization and Market Failures (Daniele Moschella)
  • Macroeconomics
    - Business cycle stylized facts and Introduction to macroeconomics (Andrea Roventini)
    - Topics in Macroeconomics: consumption, investment, open macro (Mauro Napoletano)
    - Dynamic Macroeconomics (Domenico Delli Gatti; Domenico Massaro)
    - Economic growth (Peter Howitt; Murat Yıldızoğlu)
    - International trade (Lionel Fontagne')
  • History of Economic Thought and Economic History
    - Introduction to Economic History (Alessandro Nuvolari)
    - History and Epistemology of Economics (Alessio Moneta; Aessandro Nuvolari; Marco Lippi)
  • Advanced Courses
    - Agent-based Computational Economics (Marco Valente)
    - Evolutionary models of innovation, growth and growth fluctuations (Gerald Silverberg; Giovanni Dosi)
    - Industry and Firm Dynamics (Giulio Bottazzi; Roberto Fontana; Federico Tamagni)
    - Economics of Innovation (Giovanni Dosi)
    - Complexity Economics (Alan Kirman)
    - Evolutionary Macroeconomics (Giovanni Dosi; Andrea Roventini)
    - Economic and Financial Networks (Giorgio Fagiolo)
    - Non-Parametric Statistics (Angelo Secchi)
    - Statistical Learning (Francesca Chiaromonte)
    - Causal inference in econometrics (Manuel Bagues; Mauro Sylos-Labini)
    - Technology and Labour dynamics (Marco Vivarelli)
    - Experimental Economics (Nobuyuki Hanaki)
    - Organization Theory (Daniel Levinthal; Luigi Marengo)
     ...additional modules may be activated each year

Currently, the coordinators and contact persons for the courses are: Prof. Giulio Bottazzi (Math), Prof. Federico Tamagni (Statistics and Econometrics), Prof. Alessio Moneta (Micro), Prof. Andrea Roventini (Macro), Prof. Alessandro Nuvolari (History and Hystory of Economic Thought), Prof. Federico Tamagni (Advanced).

This year the modules in Nice will encompass: International trade, Labour dynamics and technology, Introduction to experimental economics, Complexity economics, Topics in monetary economics,  Economic and financial networks. Advanced industrial dynamics and innovation, Topics in advanced econometrics, Topics in institutions and economic policy.