40° cycle - a.y. 2024/25

Students of the 40° cycle are required to take courses for a total of 200 hours during the first year and 160 during the second year of the program.

Students of the 40° cycle (a.y. 2024/2025) are required to attend and take exams of the following mandatory courses and select elective courses from this list.  


First year mandatory courses (200 hours out of 200)


First Semester

 Students will have to choose one among the three following courses: Mathematical Economics (1st sem), Differential Calculus (1st sem) and Measure Theory (2nd sem).


Second Semester

  • Macroeconomics 1 (PhD Eco - 20 hours) by Jérémy Boccanfuso
  • Game Theory - Microeconomics 2 (LMEC - 30 hours) by Andrea Mattozzi
  • Growth Theory - Macroeconomics 2 (LMEC - 30 hours), by Carlotta Berti Ceroni
  • Linear Algebra (PhD Eco - 10 hours), by Matteo Barigozzi
  • Measure Theory (STATISTICS - 30 hours) by Andrea Brini


Second year mandatory courses (90 hours out of 160)


First Semester


Second Semester

  • Consumption and Investment theory  - Macroeconomics 3 (LMEC - 30 hours) by Laura Bottazzi


 * Students can choose which course they prefer to attend in the first year and which one in the second year. Please note that both courses are mandatory in order to attend elective courses in the same field. So, keep it in mind before deciding which one you want to take first.

 Students wishing to waive out of any of the mandatory courses must submit a waiver request to the PhD director. The waiver request must include a transcript of the relative grades and a syllabus from the prior course(s) taken, that proves previous coverage of at least 90% of the material.

As a general rule, students asking for a waiver will be asked to pass a preliminary exam, unless the PhD director and the professor who teaches the course agree that -- based on the information provided -- the student can be granted an exemption


***Lesson periods: 

1st Period: 18/09/2024-28/10/2025

2nd Period: 06/11/2024-14/12/2024

3rd Period: 12/02/2025-23/03/2025

4th Period: 15/04/2025-25/05/2025