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

Each course is organized in modules, with compulsory attendance and final exams. Here the list of modules scheduled to be offered in the academic year 2019/20 (Ciclo XXXV):

  • Mathematics for Social Sciences:
    - Advanced Mathematics (30 hours)
    - Static and Dynamic Optimization (20 hrs)
    - Markov processes (15 hrs)
  • Statistics and Econometrics:
    - Econometrics I (14 hrs) and Econometrics II (21 hrs)
    - Time Series (25 hrs)
    - Microeconometrics (25 hrs)
  • Microeconomics:
    - Consumption and Production (20 hrs)
    - Partial and General Equilibrium (20 hrs)
    - Games and Decision Theory (20 hrs)
    - Industrial Organization and Market Failures (15 hrs)
  • Macroeconomics:
    - Introduction to business cycles and Macroeconomics (15 hrs)
    - Topics in Macroeconomics: consumption, investment, open macro (15 hrs)
    - Dynamic Macroeconomics (20 hrs)
    - Economic growth (20 hrs)
    - International trade (25 hrs)
  • History of Economic Thought and Economic History:
    - Introduction to Economic History (20 hrs)
    - Models of causality and explanation in Economics (15 hrs)
  • Advanced Courses:
    - Intro to Agent-based Computational Economics (12 hrs)
    - Agent-based Macroeconomics (30 hrs)
    - Topics in Monetary Economics (20 hrs)
    - Firm-industry Dynamics (25 hrs)
    - Intro to Financial Economics (12 hrs)
    - Economics of Innovation (30 hrs)
    - Evolutionary foundations of innovation and industrial dynamics (20 hrs)
    - Advanced industrial dynamics and innovation (30 hrs)
    - Non-Parametric Statistics (12 hrs)
    - Statistical Methods for Large, Complex Data (15 hrs)
    - Advanced econometrics - Causal inference (10 hrs)
    - Advanced econometrics - Advanced panel methods (10 hrs)
    - Trade and Labour dynamics (25 hrs)
    - Intro to Experimental Economics (20 hrs)
    - Organization Theory (10 hrs)
    - Economic and Financial Networks (15 hrs)
    - Complexity in Economics (10 hrs)
    - Topics in institutions and economic policy (10 hrs)

Additional modules may be activate during the year.

Starting from the academic year 2017/18, part of the courses are held at Universitè de Cote d'Azur, Nice, France, where students are hosted for about two months at the beginning of their second year. Modules taught in Nice encompass: Advanced industrial dynamics and innovation, International trade, Trade and Labour dynamics, Introduction to Experimental Economics, Complexity in Economics, Topics in Monetary Economics,  Economic and financial networks, Causal inference in econometrics, Topics in advanced econometrics, Topics in institutions and economic policy.

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).