Curriculum

 

The doctoral curriculum consists of a taught component and supervised individual research. It is designed to be completed in three years.

During the first year, students dedicate 100% of their time to course attendance.

In the second year, students dedicate only 40% of their time to training and the remaining time to research. In their final year, student dedicate almost all their time to research – 80% - along with the attendance of specific workshops, summer schools or seminars related to their research project.

Students have a choice of three separate curricula, which share a common first semester, namely Behavioural Economics and Management.

 

Teaching Programme - Academic Year 2013-14

Appetizer

Crash course in Mathematics (36 hrs.) (Prof. Civolani)

First Year

1st Term

5/11 - 20/12/2013

7/1-24/1/2014

 

Common courses (36 hrs.)

Behavioural Economics (Prof. Mittone)

Microeconomics (+ tutorships) (Prof. Andreozzi)

Statistics (+ tutorship) (Prof.Taufer)

Macroeconomics (+ tutorships) (Prof. Zambelli)

2nd Term

3/3 - 23/5/2013

 

2 Common Courses

Econometrics (Prof. Gilbert, 36 hrs)

Organization & Management (Prof. Zaninotto)

STATA Tutorial (Dott. Mancosu, 8 hrs)

Behavioural Economics (BE)

3 Specialized courses (24 hrs)

Computable Economics (Prof. Zambelli)

Experimental methods (Dr.Ploner)

+ Game theory (Prof. Andreozzi) or from other Programmes in the School*

Management (M)

3 Specialized courses  (24 hrs)

Industrial dynamics (Prof. Gabriele)

Finance (Prof. Bazzana, Gaffeo)

+ Corporate governance (Prof. Trento) or from other Programmes in the School*

Second year

Fall 2014

(24 hrs.)

Workshop on academic writing (Dr. Beittel)

Research seminars

Research seminars

Notes

 * Labour and households economics (jointly with LDGS+SRS Programmes) (Prof. Berloffa and Prof. Villa)

* Economics and Institutions (jointly with LDGS+SRS Programmes) (Prof. Sacconi)

*Poverty analysis and policies (jointly with the LDGD Programme) (Prof. Berloffa)

* Labour and households economics (jointly with LDGS+SRS Programmes) (Prof. Berloffa and Prof. Villa)

* Economics and Institutions (jointly with LDGS+SRS Programmes) (Prof. Sacconi)

*Poverty analysis and policies (jointly with the LDGD Programme) (Prof. Berloffa)

 

First Year (semesters 1 and 2): Students are required to complete 5 common courses, and 4 specialized courses. All courses span from 24 to 36 hours and are examined. The standard schedule is 4 courses/exams in the 1st semester, 5 courses/exams in the 2nd semester. Common courses are mandatory. Specialized courses are intended to be consistent with the specialization field chosen by the student. Examination and pass/fail rules are specified below. Admission to the second year is conditional upon fulfilment of all the requirements. For further details see the section “Admission to the second and third year.

Second Year. In the 3rd semester, students are required to attend the workshop on academic writing, and 2 seminar courses (normally 12 hours each). These courses are not examined and are organized to reflect the research interests of the cohort. At the end of the third semester courses students shall hand in their Project Proposal. The First Research paper is due at the end of the Second Year

Third and (if necessary) Fourth Year (Semesters 5-8): Research for and writing of the Doctoral dissertation. The Second research paper, i.e. work-in-progress and preliminary results of the research, is due during the 3rd year

Other Requirements

A wide range of seminars (nearly 30 per year), and tutorials (2 per year) is offered. Attendance is considered an integral part of the programme requirements.

Contacts

School of Social Sciences
via Verdi 26, 38122 - Trento
tel. +39 0461 283756 - 2290
fax +39 0461 282335

Skype: school.socialsciences

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