B016458 (B214) - MATHEMATICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (CURRICULUM: DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS - E20) 2018-2019
The course aims at developing data analysis and programming skills. The course will expose the students to practical issues encountered when doing applied research. Some programming skills will be developed and reproduction of published papers attempted.
The first part aims at making the student familiar
with all three components of data analysis: data management, analysis, and
graphics. Upon completion of this part, the student will be able to use software
efficiently for empirical quantitative analyses, in an organized, reproducible
The second part aims at developing programming skills
that allow for a more efficient implementation of analyses, for advanced methodological
work and to use simple simulation computer experiments to test properties of
The course will
introduce basic general concepts. Specific skills will be developed mostly
using the software Stata. The software R will be also introduced and it will be
discussed what the main difference between the two software are and why it may
be useful to know more than one software.
- Docente: ARPINO BRUNO