Economic Statistics curriculum
(Curriculum Coordinator: Prof. Guido Pellegrini)
The PhD programme is the only national doctoral program specifically focused on Economic Statistics. It is solidly based on modern and quantitative method to analyze relevant economic problems. Emphasis is placed on empirical applications in the field of applied economic and social science to the analysis and solution of practical problems. It is designed to produce research scientists capable of independent study and expertise in applied economics and statistics for careers in academia, business, and government.The Ph.D. in Economic Statistic belongs to the ”School of Economics” doctoral program at Sapienza, which provides a rigorous training in the first year offering core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics, statistics and probability, econometrics and quantitative techniques.
The field courses stress the application of theory to relevant economic problems. During the second and the third year, students are expected to attend workshops and seminars that provide insights into current research and give students opportunities to present and discuss ongoing research. Dissertation work requires students to master and apply their skills to original research. Students in the Ph.D. in Economic Statistics may focus on one following mayor areas: system of national, social and environmental accounts, economic measurements, econometrics methods and economic modelling, economic inequality and growth, regional and spatial economics, policy evaluation, forecasting and quantitative method and models in business and marketing research.