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Courses

Coursework provides students with specialized knowledge in Economics and the necessary tools and background for economic analysis and frontier research.

During the first year, students receive a rigorous training in Mathematics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Three or four courses of 20 hours each are usually offered in each area. In the second year, students attend a selection of field courses and start working on their dissertation under the supervision of a Faculty member. The third year is entirely dedicated to research and completion of the thesis.

First-year coursework consists of Lectures (approximately six hours per week) and Tutorials (approximately two hours per week). Second-year coursework is concentrated in the Fall term and consists of Lectures (approximately six hours per week), essay-writing and students presentations.

To complement internal coursework, distinguished lecturers from other Italian or foreign Universities are invited to give series of seminars on specific topics.

Exchange-student agreements allow students to attend PhD courses at Bocconi University, the University of Varese and DEFAP (a joint program of the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Milano-Bicocca), and thus deepen their knowledge in their research fields.

1st year

First Term - October 2019 - January 2020 - Timetable

Mathematics

Microeconomics

Second Term - January 2020 - March 2020- Timetable

Econometrics

Third Term - April 2020 - June 2020 - Timetable

Macroeconomics

2nd year

First Term - October 2019 - January 2020 - Timetable

3rd year

PhD Thesis

The third year is entirely dedicated to research and completion of the thesis. Students carry out their research under the supervision of a Faculty member.

The thesis generally consists of a brief introduction and two chapters that provide original contributions to the development of knowledge, i.e. new theoretical and/or empirical results. The thesis chapters should be in the form of original papers publishable on international scientific journals with peer review.

For Information on thesis requirements and admission to the public defense see here.

Seminars

To complement internal coursework, distinguished economists from other Italian or foreign Universities and International Organization are invited to give series of seminars on specific topics.

Year 2019-20

SEMINARS IN MILAN:

24th October: Valerie Smeets (Aahrus University)(http://www.valeriesmeets.com/Welcome.html) (Global Challenge)
Title: Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization

7th November: Gordon Hanson (University of San Diego)( http://gps.ucsd.edu/faculty-directory/gordon-hanson.html) (Global Challenge)
Title: The Global Political Consequences of China’s Trade Boom

28th November: Santiago Perez (University of California, Davis)( http://seperez.ucdavis.edu/) (Global Challenge)
Title: Southern (American) Hospitality: Italians in Argentina and the US during the Age of Mass Migration

12th December: Chrysovalantou Milliou (Athens University of Economics)
(http://www2.aueb.gr/users/milliou/Homepage_of_Chrysovalantou_Milliou/Welcome.html)
Title: Outsourcing without Cost Advantages

BROWN BAGS (13.00-14.00)

1 October: Avner Offer (Chichele Professor Emeritus of Economic History, University of Oxford)
Title: A Critical view about the “Nobel” prize in economics

3 October: Paolo Garella (Sabbatical Seminar)
Title: Price Competition, Price Discrimination, and Product Customization

17 October: Chiara Del Bo
Title: Public procurement: politics or technology? The case of Big Science

21 November: Maria Laura Toraldo
Title: TBA

5 December: Paolo Castelnovo
Title: Space industry procurement: which benefits for companies in the supply chain? (TBC)

SEMINARS IN PAVIA:

11 Dicembre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala del Consiglio, Seminario di Area Economica: Vincenzo Carrieri Professor of Economics, University of Catanzaro, “Do-it-Yourself medicine? The impact of (unintended) light cannabis liberalization on drug prescriptions in Italy”

26 Novembre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala del Consiglio, Seminario di Area Economica: Luigi Iovino (Università Bocconi)

19 Novembre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala del Consiglio, Seminario di Area Economica: Jörg Baten (University of Tubingen) “Gender inequality of health and nutrition in long-term perspective”

13 Novembre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala del Consiglio, Seminario di Area Economica: Silvana Robone, University of Insubria, “The effects of health shocks on risk preferences: do personality trait matter?”

29 Ottobre 2019 – ore 13:00, Common Room, Seminario di Area Economica: Sophocles Mavroeidis (University of Oxford)

23 Ottobre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala del Consiglio, Seminario di Area Economica: Joanna Coast (University of Bristol), “Challenges in the economic evaluation of end of life care… and some solutions”

16 Ottobre 2019 – ore 13:00, Common Room , Seminario di Area Economica: Domenico Giannone, (Federal Reserve Bank of New York).

15 Ottobre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala riunioni, Seminario di Area Economica: Gilberto Turati, (Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Roma), ““Corruption, Mass Media and Medical Staff Behavior: The Case of Organ Donation”

 

9 Ottobre 2019 – ore 13:00, Sala del Consiglio, Seminario di Area Economica: Andrew Jones (University of York) “Equity, opportunity and health”