To help our prospective students with a weaker background in Math, Econometrics and/or Economics to fill the gap and conveniently attend classes, we suggest some basic materials to go through during the summer.
The indispensable background needed to safely start the EDA program can be summarized as follows
This corresponds more or less to the contents of a first-year course in Principles in a degree in Economics (or Business Economics).
Italian- speaking students may refer to:
Manuale modulare di Metodi Matematici (Moduli 1,2,3,4,5) E.Allevi, M.I.Bertocchi, C.Birolini, G.Carcano, A.Gnudi, S. Moreni, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, ultime edizioni.
A nice book in English instead is:
Sydsaeter et al. “Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis” Pearson 2016
Some more advanced or specific mathematical topics and techniques might emerge early during EDA, like for instance:
If after covering the more basic material there remains enough time, some of the above topics might be sketched during the introductory course. Materials will be made available in due course.
Please see Part II, in particular Chapters 4-7 of the Stock & Watson (2019) textbook:
The knowledge of basic microeconomic concepts is highly recommended. The reference book is H. R. Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics: A modern Approach (2010), Norton & Company, New York.