Director: Andrea Vindigni

Curriculum overview

The curriculum in Economics provides participants with a solid knowledge base in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and management, as well as in some more specific fields, such as political economy and the analysis of complex systems. Students and faculty address a wide range of research questions in the areas of macroeconomics, political economy, economics of innovation and industrial economics. With its interdisciplinary approach, the curriculum deals with issues in political economy, applied public economics, the functioning of industries and markets and the impact of macroeconomic factors on the functioning of markets, as well as on productivity and growth. The character of the curriculum is distinctive in its deployment of a strong integration of theoretical, technical and practical expertise, to educate highly qualified professionals who analyze, plan, and manage concrete applications of political economy. Theoretical methodologies and models are tested through the methodical/systematic investigation of real world case studies. The curriculum is designed to prepare candidates for leading positions in the academy and international organizations, as well as in research and consulting centers.

Input and Output Profiles

This curriculum trains researchers, professionals and experts in political economy, applied public economics, industrial economics, with a focus on comparative institutional analysis, on the empirical analysis of real and financial markets, on macroeconomic policy. Prospective students can apply for this curriculum regardless of their academic discipline. The main job opportunities for graduates from this curriculum are at national and international, public and private agencies and institutions analyzing political economics, public finance, market analysis and evaluation of the impact of reforms on the economic system; consultancy societies, sectorial or national authorities, big enterprises, national governmental institutions (ministries and local authorities); and EC institutions; national and international universities.

Reference area: Economics and Management.

Research Units contributing to the curriculum: ICES - Institutional Change, Economics, Society, AXES - Laboratory for the Analysis of Complex Economic Systems, LIME - Laboratory of Innovation Management and Economics.

PhD candidates also have the opportunity to collaborate with other institutions that work with IMT Research Units.

Coursework: See full course list