The program features subjects focused on economics with a rich interdisciplinary nature, with solid methodological foundations and a strong emphasis on quantatitve subjects. There is a unique blend of economic, quantitative and social science topics, which will allow you to find synergies among subjects to attain different perspectives on leading international economic issues.
First Year: Learning the fundamentals
- Economics (micro and macro)
- Math (theoretical and applied)
- Logic and Methods for Social Sciences
First foreign language
During the first year, you will be given training in several basic subjects in order to understand how companies and organizations work (Management), as well as the economic system in which they operate.
Economics, in fact, describes the functioning of economic systems both at an overall level (macroeconomics) and at the level of the individual behavior of firms and consumers (microeconomics). Through Math and Statistics, both theoretical and applied, you will be provided with a wide set of quantitative tools to understand and apply an array of economic models.
Finally, the course in Logic and Methodology of Social Sciences gives you the fundamentals of logic and critical thinking to understand how the mind should work in order to detect fallacious patterns of reasoning (when does B follow from A?), assess and (de)construct arguments, think consistently and analytically.
Second Year: Focusing your studies
- Strategic Decision Making
- Economic Policy
- Incentive Design and Policy
- Introduction to Cognitive Science
Second foreign language
In the second year, you will learn more about Markets and Strategic Decision Making, exploring choice and demand, finance, and game theory, in order to understand how individuals make economic decisions, and how companies and organizations compete in markets.
Then, through Incentive Design and Policy, you will learn how and why markets feature imperfections and how to correct them via public policies.
In Macroeconomics and Economic Policy you will deepen your understanding of macroeconomic issues such as: Why does unemployment exist? Why do some countries become richer than others? Why do financial crisis happen? Is the Euro a good idea?
You will also study the basis of cognitive sciences, to learn how the individual mind (with its cognitive limits) actually works in order to make sense of how a society works as a whole.
Economic history is fundamental to understanding the evolution of political and economic-social systems, as it enables you to better interpret the current environment.
Private and Business Law will give you an overview of civil law in both a domestic and a broader international context.
Third Year: Expanding your curriculum
- Data Analysis
- Public Policy and Law
- International Economics and Finance
- Organizations and Social Psychology
In the last year, you will complete your path with courses like Organizations and Social Psychology, that will help you understand micro-organizational behavior (how individuals and groups affect and are affected by organizations) as well as macro-organizational behavior (how organizations work and their relationships with the environment).
Moreover, Culture, Institutions and Development will teach you how social norms and culture affect the path of development of a community or of a country, and vice versa. While Empirical Methods and Data Analysis focuses on applications and implementation with data in topics such as labor, development, political economy, industrial organization.
You will also be able to further personalize your study plan:
- Choosing several electives
- Doing an internship in Italy or abroad
- Taking part in a study abroad program
- Selecting a research topic you’re interested in, that you can deepen and develop in your final report
Program requirements are subject to change.