Fabio Pammolli (Politecnico di Milano)

States and Markets

The main topic is the political economy of state formation in historical and comparative perspective. We will read some classic works by economic historians, sociologists and political scientists and try to relate this work to the modern literature (in economics) on the political economy of state capacity. We will also briefly talk of some theories (old and new) on the origins of federalism, and try to relate this work to the literature on state formation. rules and redistribution.

Management and Corporate Finance

Applications of quantitative techniques to managerial decisions (data-driven decision making). Topics include applications of data mining, machine learning, statistical models, predictive analytics, econometrics, optimization, risk analysis, decision theory, data visualization and business communication in finance, marketing, operations, R&D, business intelligence and other business areas generating and consuming large amounts of data.

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?

Analytics and Data Science in Economics and Management I

Python Course for Data Science (M. Puliga):
- Introduction to the language: basic statements, cycles and functions
- Diving into the language: advanced types: sets and dictionaries, classes and modules, using PIP and ipython
- Scraping the web: introduction to BeautifulSoup, the regular expressions module re, the request module
- Introduction to Plotting: basic numpy, plotting overview
- Data science utilities: introduction to SQL (sqlite/mysql)

Getting, Organizing and Analyzing the Data (A. Petersen):