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Path of studies in Economics

Why choose this path
If you like Macroeconomics, both theoretical and applied, and economic theory, Economics is the path you could take. You will learn to use macroeconomic data to make economic forecasts, to assess the effects of monetary and fiscal policies and to understand what drives a country's economic growth. You will learn how to use macro data, work in teams, make economic reports and present them in public.  You will find yourself studying with motivated classmates from different parts of Italy and different countries, with less crowded classrooms and with a cohesive group of teachers who are attentive to your needs. The Economics course provides, in addition to solid quantitative tools, a broad theoretical training, particularly suitable to continue your studies in a second level master's degree or in a standard economic doctorate, in Italy or abroad.

What to study 
In the course of Economics the student can deepen the macro theory, the econometrics of time series, the study of macroeconomic policies and the theory of games and information, while maintaining a good basic training in the field of microeconomics, micro econometrics and public economy.
The following teachings are part of this course:

    First year: Advanced Macroeconomics, Macroeconometrics.
    Second year: Macroeconomic Policies, Game Theory and Applications

To this course of study you can add two exams of your choice, in addition to the internship and degree thesis dedicated to microeconomic or macroeconomic themes, theoretical or applied.

Some of the elements that distinguish the course of study: 

  • emphasis on Macroeconomic, Microeconomic and Econometric theory
  • ample space for applications and data analysis (estimation and forecasting of time series and structural VARs) 
  • opportunities for participation in scientific seminars and cultural initiatives
  •  solid international contacts for further studies.

Careers options
Graduates become economists capable of drawing up economic reports and sector studies, making economic forecasts and evaluating the effects of macroeconomic policies. 
Graduates can work as an economic expert in research centres of public and private institutions.
You can continue your doctoral studies (including the one in Lavoro Sviluppo Innovazione of the Department of Economics Marco Biagi) and then have access to statistical institutes, study centers of central banks and international bodies, the academic career.