The course aims at providing the Ph.D students the advanced statistical and mathematical skills needed in order to analyze economic models. The use of such advanced methods implies to think critically about the mathematical representation of social phenomena and the limit of a model; i.e., ability to simplify reality focusing only to relevant aspects to the analyst, and to analyze the range of conditions under which the model gives reasonable answers.
The above parts of the textbook are considered, during teaching and for the final exam, in the knowledge of an undergraduate student. Please, refresh them before the beginning of the class.
(*) When there is only a chapter indication we mean K. Dadkhah (2011).
At the end of the course, students will be assigned a take-home exam on the second and the third blocks (60% of the final grade) and there will be an open-book written exam on the first block (40% of the final grade) on Tuesday 14 January 2020. After the exam there will be a colloquium with the professors of the course during wich students have to explain their solution to the take-home exam.
Students that will not pass the exam will resit it later in the year: the resit will be an open-book written exams on all the program.