Empirical Studies in Economics and Management

The course aims at providing students with hands-on empirical tools to test the behaviour of economic agents that are heterogeneous in nature. How productive is a firm, an industry or a country?
Why? Where is it more profitable to locate an economic activity? How long can we expect a company to outlive its competitors? After introductions to up-to-date illustrative contributions to economic literature, students will be asked to perform their own analyses and comment results after applications to micro data provided during the course. The objective is to develop a critical understanding of the iterative research process leading from real economic data to the choice of the best tools available from the analyst kit.