Among the other extra-curricular opportunities, EDA provides the No One Left Behind activities to help students with a weaker background and to support students with difficulties to attend classes and pass the exams.
Introductory Mathematics for Economists
Prof. Alessandro Vaglio. Starting on 21 September, 2021
Prof. Ilia Negri. Starting on 21 September, 2021
Introduction to STATA
Ph.D Pedro Garcia Trivin. Starting on 5 October, 2021
To help our prospective students with a weaker background in Math, Statistics and/or Economics to fill the gap and conveniently attend classes, we suggest some basic materials to go through during the summer.
The knowledge of basic microeconomic concepts is highly recommended. The reference book is H. R. Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics: A modern Approach (2010), Norton & Company, New York.
The indispensable background needed to safely start the EF program can be summarized as follows
This corresponds more or less to the contents of a first-year course in Principles in a degree in Economics (or Business Economics).
Italian- speaking students may refer to:
Manuale modulare di Metodi Matematici (Moduli 1,2,3,4,5) E.Allevi, M.I.Bertocchi, C.Birolini, G.Carcano, A.Gnudi, S. Moreni, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, ultime edizioni.
A nice book in English instead is:
Sydsaeter et al. “Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis” Pearson 2016
Some more advanced or specific mathematical topics and techniques might emerge early during EF, like for instance:
If after covering the more basic material there remains enough time, some of the above topics might be sketched during the introductory course. Materials will be made available in due course.
The following topics are considered part of the background in Statistics of each student enrolling in the master program:
The following books are suggested if some of the topics have to be recovered:
Please see Part II, in particular Chapters 4-7 of the Stock & Watson (2019) textbook: