Among the other extra-curricular opportunities, EF provides the No One Left Behind activities to help students with a weaker background and to support students with difficulties to attend classes and pass the exams.
The crash courses in Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics are designed to help students to improve their backgrounds in the quantitative field. Attendance is strongly recommended.
They are taught at the beginning of the first semester.
Introductory Mathematics for Economists
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.