The programme provides students with a solid training in Economics emphasizing rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative methods, taught by faculty members that are internationally recognized economists.
During the first year, students study the foundations of economics and quantitative analysis, whereas the second year is devoted to field courses that will expose them to recent developments at the frontier of economic research in a variety of topics. At the end of the second year students work on their final dissertation.
The following competences, knowledge and skills are specific training objectives of the programme:
- in-depth knowledge of the interdependencies between real and financial markets in modern economic systems, which are becoming increasingly globalised;
- in-depth knowledge of how public intervention is organised in modern market economies;
- the ability to link the reality of economic issues with their social dimension;
- the ability to understand the dynamics and determinants of the growth evolution in modern industrial and post-industrial economies.
The Graduate degree in Economics aims at training economists with a solid preparation according to the highest requirements of the European and international standards, mainly by completing the preparation acquired in the degrees of the classes of Economic Sciences.
This training objective is also pursued through a coordinated set of approaches such as:
- In-depth study of the core economic theory and quantitative analysis techniques;
- the development of competences and interpretative skills in fields of investigation that show the applicative possibilities of the tools acquired;
- attention to the historical and institutional dimension of the economic systems
- development of the ability to apply quantitative methodologies and techniques to the solution of economic and social problems.