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The coursework was structured in 5 main courses at the S. Anna School in Pisa:

  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought and Economic History.

Each course was organized into modules. The current list of compulsory first-year modules was:
1. Mathematics for Social Sciences

  • Linear Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Static Optimization
  • Dynamic Optimization
  • Introduction to Stochastic Processes

2. Statistics and Econometrics

  • Basics of Statistics and Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • Microeconometrics

3. Microeconomics

  • Consumption Production
  • Markets and Intro to Equilibrium
  • Topics in General Equilibrium
  • Game Theory
  • Decision Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Organizational Economics
  • Information, Knowledge and Innovation
  • Technical Change and Industrial Dynamics

4. Macroeconomics

  • Stylized Facts
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Economic Growth: Theory and Empirics
  • Dynamic Macroeconomics I and II
  • Topics in Macro: Consumption and Investment
  • Evolutionary Macroeconomics
  • History of Economic Thought and Economic History
  • Economic History
  • History of Economic Thought.

At the beginning of the second year of the program, short intensive modules in a few ed areas were offered in order to introduce the students to the international state-of-the-art of research. Modules might include:

  • Innovation and industrial dynamics (Advanced);
  • Neuroeconomics and cognitive foundations of economic and social behavior;
  • Philosophical foundations and implications of economic theory and other social sciences;
  • Economic and human development and welfare;
  • Analysis and management of extreme risks;
  • Law and Economics.

Student had access to one module available at the S. Anna School in Pisa., which included: Agent-based Computational Economics, International Trade, Labor Economics, Evolutionary models of innovation, growth and growth fluctuations.