Teaching

The PhD in Economics is a three-year program. During 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 of the XXXI° Cycle is the following:

  • pre-courses;
  • 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

Pre-courses

Statistics (Prof. Maria Giovanna Ranalli; Prof. Elena Stanghellini)
Mathematics (Dr. Marco Nicolosi)
Introduction to R (Dr. Silvia Pandolfi)

 

Modules common to the three curricula

Econometrics (Dr. David Aristei)

 

SPECIFIC FOR EACH CURRICULUM

In addition to the curriculum-specific modules listed below each Phd student will select other modules offered in othercurricula or other Phd programs. The total amount of credits required is 27 (162 hours).

 

MODULE HOURS CREDITS INSTRUCTOR E&I E&B QME
Mixture models for model based clustering and classification

12

2

Scrucca

X

Latent Variable models

12

2

Bartolucci

X

Survey Sampling

12

2

Montanari

X

Mathematical finance

18

3

Figà Talamanca

X

Graphical Markov Models

12

2

Stanghellini

X

Advanced issues for sampling statistics

18

3

Ranalli

X

Small area estimation / Quantile Regression

18

3

Salvati

X

Multivariate statistics

12

2

Bacci

X

Models for longitudinal data

18

3

Aristei

X

X

X

Game Theory

12

2

Petturiti

X

X

Optimization in Economics and Finance

12

2

Nicolosi

X

Var Models

6

1

Silvestrini

X

Growth and development – Institutions and economic change

12

2

Martino

X

Growth and development – Comparative economic systems

12

2

Uvalic

X

Growth and development – Immigration Economics

18

3

Pieroni, Salmasi

X

Growth and development – Theory and empirics of growth

12

2

Venturini

X

Growth and development – Economic analysis of inequality

18

3

Perugini

X

Labour Economics – Theory and empirics of imperfect markets

12

2

Pompei, Damiani

X

Corporate governance and firm organisation – Theories of the firm

12

2

Damiani, Cucculelli

X

X

Corporate governance and firm organisation – Economics of transaction costs

12

2

Martino

X

X

International Economics – Firms in international trade

12

2

Castellani

X

X

Energy and environmental economics

12

2

Polinori

X

Accounting

18

3

Montrone, Santini, Terzani

X

International Management

18

3

Rizzi, Picciotti, Gigliotti

X

Strategic analysis and corporate social responsibility

18

3

Rizzi, Cardoni, Chirieleison

X

Public and non-profit sectors

18

3

Bartocci, Montrone, Picciaia

X

Qualitative research methodology in social sciences

18

3

Rizzi, Santini, Bernardini

X

Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (ARPM)-Bootcamp[optional] 6 X

TOTAL

27

24

27