Scheda programma d'esame
ECONOMIC METHODOLOGY
ALESSIO MONETA
Academic year2019/20
CourseECONOMICS
Code586PP
Credits6
PeriodSemester 2

ModulesAreaTypeHoursTeacher(s)
ECONOMIC METHODOLOGYSECS-P/01LEZIONI42
PIETRO GUARNIERI unimap
ALESSIO MONETA unimap
Obiettivi di apprendimento
Learning outcomes
Conoscenze

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the main topics of economic methodology, linking philosophical issues with practical problems that economists face in the confrontation of models with data. The course focuses on forms of explanation in economics; foundational issues of probability, statistical and causal inference; the role of models and their appraisal; issues in decision theory and the methodology of experimental economics

Knowledge

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the main topics of economic methodology, linking philosophical issues with practical problems that economists face in the confrontation of models with data. The course focuses on forms of explanation in economics; foundational issues of probability, statistical and causal inference; the role of models and their appraisal; issues in decision theory and the methodology of experimental economics

Capacità

Attending this course, students will strengthen their ability to critically evaluate the scientific contribution of diverse economic research and to develop a clear scientific argument in economics. They will also learn how to better work with economic data and use the diverse empirical methods and modeling approaches with a clear understanding of their limits and possibilities.

Skills

Attending this course, students will strengthen their ability to critically evaluate the scientific contribution of diverse economic research and to develop a clear scientific argument in economics. They will also learn how to better work with economic data and use the diverse empirical methods and modeling approaches with a clear understanding of their limits and possibilities.

Prerequisiti (conoscenze iniziali)

It is assumed that the student has taken a course of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Statistics.

Prerequisites

It is assumed that the student has taken a course of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Statistics.

Indicazioni metodologiche

Teaching will include frontal lectures and team works.

Teaching methods

Teaching will include frontal lectures and team works.

Bibliografia e materiale didattico
  • Reiss J., Philosophy of Economics. A Contemporary Introduction, Routledge, 2013

 

Further reading (mainly articles) will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Bibliography
  • Reiss J., Philosophy of Economics. A Contemporary Introduction, Routledge, 2013

 

Further reading (mainly articles) will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Modalità d'esame

The final exam will be written and oral.

Assessment methods

The final exam will be written and oral.

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