The PhD in Economics is a threeyear program. During (and only for) the first year, students will be required to take courses on specific topics taught by members of the faculty board as well as by recognized scholars who are not members of the board. Each course will have a final examination. In the second and third year, candidates will start working on their dissertation project under the supervision of a Faculty Board member.
Throughout this period, all the students will be required to spend a research period abroad and will have the opportunity to participate to national and international conferences.
The teaching program for the first year is the following:
 precourses;
 modules common to the three curricula (Economics and Institutions – E&I; Economics and Business –E&B; Quantitative Methods for Economics – QME);
 compulsory modules, specific to each curriculum;
 compulsory modules, to be chosen by the student among the courses of the other curricula.
List of the teaching activities:
FOR ALL 3 CURRICULA
Precourses
Statistical Inference (Prof. Maria Giovanna Ranalli)
Mathematical methods for risk management (Dr. Marco Nicolosi)
Introduction to R (Dr. Simone del Sarto)
Introduction to Stata (Prof. Venturini)
Econometrics (Prof. M. Abbritti)
SPECIFIC FOR EACH CURRICULUM
In addition to the curriculumspecific modules listed below each Phd student will select other modules offered in other curricula or other Phd programs. The total amount of credits required is 27 (162 hours).
COURSE 
E&I 
E&B 
QME 
HOURS 
CREDITS 
TEACHERS 
E&I – Growth and development Institutions and Economic Change 
X 


12 
2 
Martino 
E&I – Growth and Development – Economy of transition 
X 


12 
2 
Uvalic 
E&I – Growth and development – Economics of migrations 
X 


18 
3 
Pieroni, Salmasi 
E&I – Growth and development – Theory
and empirics of growth 
X 


12 
2 
Venturini 
E&I – Growth and development – Economic
analysis of inequality 
X 


18 
3 
Perugini 
E&I – Labour Economics – Theory and
empirics of imperfect markets 
X 


12 
2 
Pompei, Damiani 
E&I/E&B – Corporate governance and firm
organisation – Theories of the firm 
X 
X 

12 
2 
Damiani, Cucculelli 
E&I/E&B –
Corporate governance and firm
organisation – Economics of
transaction costs 
X 
X 

12 
2 
Martino 
E&I/E&B – International Economics – Firms in
international trade 
X 
X 

12 
2 
Castellani 
E&I – Energy and environmental economics 
X 


12 
2 
Polinori 
E&I/E&B/QME – Models for longitudinal data 
X 
X 
X 
18 
3 
Bartolucci 
QME – Mathematical finance 


X 
18 
3 
Figà Talamanca 
QME – Optimization in economics and finance 


X 
12 
2 
Nicolosi 
QME – Graphical Markov models 


X 
18 
3 
Stanghellini 
QME – Mixture models for model based clustering and
classification 


X 
12 
2 
Scrucca 
QME – Latent variable models 


X 
12 
2 
Pandolfi 
QME – Survey sampling 


X 
12 
2 
Montanari 
QME – Var models 


X 
6 
1 
Silvestrini 
QME – Advanced issues for sampling statistics 


X 
18 
3 
Ranalli 
QME – Game theory 


X 
12 
2 
Petturiti 
QME – Small area estimations/quantile regression 


X 
12 
2 
Salvati 
E&B – Accounting 

X 

18 
3 
Montrone, Santini, Terzani 
E&B – Management theories 

X 

18 
3 
Picciotti, Runfola 
E&B – Strategic analysis and corporate social
responsibility 

X 

18 
3 
Rizzi, Cardoni, D’Achille 
E&B – Public and nonprofit sectors 

X 

18 
3 
Bartocci, Montrone, Picciaia 
E&B –Qualitative research methodology in
social sciences 

X 

18 
3 
Rizzi, Santini, Runfola 
E&B – (1) Finance or (2) Marketing (to choose ) 

X 

6 
1 
(1) to be defined at activation (2) Gigliotti 








Totale E&I 
150 
25 


Totale E&B 
150 
25 


Totale QME 
150 
25 
