Semester 1 (1 Sep - 31 Dec 2020)
Course attendance in one of the selected partner universities
Semester 2 (11 Jan - 30 Jun 2021): short field courses and guided reading groups
Each of these will be a 1-week course with 2 or 3 meetings of 2 hours each. The typical format of the courses will be as follows. Each professor will provide a reading list about a specific topic before the start of the relevant week, and each of the students will be asked to prepare a brief report about it by the start of the week. During the week, professors will offer an overview of the field and an in-depth presentation of one or more papers, possibly drawn from his/own research.
The courses that will be offered in 2021 will cover topics in the following areas (or a subset of them):
- Corporate Finance: M. Pagano and G. W. Puopolo,
- Empirical Methods in Finance: Andrew Ellul,
- Banking: T. Oliviero and A. Zazzaro,
- Household Finance: T. Jappelli and L. Pandolfi,
- Auction Theory: M. Pagnozzi,
- Behavioral Economics: A. Rosato,
- General Equilibrium: M. G. Graziano and V. Platino,
- Labor Economics: A. Scognamiglio and R. Nisticò,
- Health Economics: C. Guerriero,
- Development Economics: M. Stein,
- Matching Markets: C. Meo,
- Public Economics: G. Immordino and F. F. Russo,
- Political Economics: G. Andreottola.
By June 2021, each student will present a “thesis proposal”, including the outline of a research paper.
In September 2021, each student will make a presentation of his/her research paper.
In October 2021 he/she will submit a complete draft of his/her research paper.
Subject to the approval of this research paper, the student will be admitted to the thesis-writing stage of the program, from October 2021 to June 2023.