Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Primo Semestre Magistrali Oct 2, 2017 Dec 22, 2017
Secondo Semestre Magistrali Feb 26, 2018 May 25, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Esami sessione invernale Magistrali Jan 8, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
Esami sessione estiva Magistrali May 28, 2018 Jul 6, 2018
Esami sessione autunnale 2018 Aug 27, 2018 Sep 14, 2018
Degree sessions
Session From To
Lauree sessione autunnale (validità a.a. 2016/17) Nov 27, 2017 Nov 28, 2017
Lauree sessione invernale (validità a.a. 2016/17) Apr 4, 2018 Apr 6, 2018
Lauree sessione estiva (validità a.a. 2017/18) Sep 10, 2018 Sep 11, 2018
Holidays
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Festa Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
attività sospese (Natale) Dec 23, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
attività sospese (Festa dei lavoratori) Apr 30, 2018 Apr 30, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Festa Patronale May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
attività sospese estive Aug 6, 2018 Aug 24, 2018

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Economics Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
If you forgot your login details or have problems logging in, please contact the relevant IT HelpDesk, or check the login details recovery web page.

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C D G L M N P R S V Z

Bucciol Alessandro

symbol email alessandro.bucciol@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8278

Campolmi Alessia

symbol email alessia.campolmi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8071

Chesini Giuseppina

symbol email giusy.chesini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8495 (VR) -- 0444/393938 (VI)

Ciampi Annalisa

symbol email annalisa.ciampi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8061

Cipriani Giam Pietro

symbol email giampietro.cipriani@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8271

De Sinopoli Francesco

symbol email francesco.desinopoli@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 842 5450

Gaudenzi Barbara

symbol email barbara.gaudenzi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8623

Levati Maria Vittoria

symbol email vittoria.levati@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8640

Menon Martina

symbol email martina.menon@univr.it

Minozzo Marco

symbol email marco.minozzo@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8234

Noto Sergio

symbol email elefante@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8008

Pellegrini Letizia

symbol email letizia.pellegrini@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8345

Perali Federico

symbol email federico.perali@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8486

Pertile Paolo

symbol email paolo.pertile@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8438

Roffia Paolo

symbol email paolo.roffia@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8012

Sommacal Alessandro

symbol email alessandro.sommacal@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8716

Veronesi Marcella

symbol email marcella.veronesi@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8025

Zoli Claudio

symbol email claudio.zoli@univr.it symbol phone-number 045 802 8479

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
2 courses to be chosen among the following
2 courses to be chosen among the following
6
B
SECS-P/11
6
B
SECS-P/08
Final exam
15
E
-

2° Year activated in the A.Y. 2018/2019

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
2 courses to be chosen among the following
2 courses to be chosen among the following
6
B
SECS-P/11
6
B
SECS-P/08
Final exam
15
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.




S Placements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S02464

Credits

9

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/05 - ECONOMETRICS

Period

Primo Semestre Magistrali dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 22, 2017.

Learning outcomes

The course provides an overview of the main econometric tools, with particular emphasis on economic applications, developed interactively in class using the professional software Stata™.
After a short introduction on the purpose of Econometrics and the basic commands in Stata, the program is divided in four parts. The first part (OLS) introduces to the standard econometric method, i.e., ordinary least squares (OLS) regression. The second part (OLS diagnostics) presents diagnostic tests on heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation and wrong specification of the functional form. The third part (IV) discusses the problem of endogeneity and the instrumental variable estimators. The fourth part (extensions) introduces micro-econometric models suited for panel data (random effects, fixed effects), for binary dependent variables (probit, logit), and for limited dependent variables (truncated regression, tobit).

Program

1) Introduction
1.1) What is Econometrics?
Definition; cross-section, time series and panel data.
1.2) Stata tutorial
Data management; basic statistics; graphics.

2) Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) Estimator
2.1) Introduction
Univariate and multivariate regression; marginal effects and elasticity.
2.2) Goodness of fit
R2, adjusted R2, AIC and BIC criteria; forecast; outliers.
2.3) Properties
Gauss-Markov assumptions; unbiasedness; efficiency; consistency; asymptotic normality.
2.4) Testing
t-test on one restriction; F test on several restrictions.

3) OLS Diagnostics
3.1) Specification
Collinearity; superfluous and omitted variables; RESET test of specification; Chow test of structural stability.
3.2) Heteroscedasticity
White test and Breusch-Pagan test; White robust standard errors.
3.3) Autocorrelation
Durbin-Watson test and Breusch-Godfrey test; Newey-West robust standard errors.

4) Instrumental Variable (IV) Estimator
4.1) Motivation
Autocorrelation and lagged dependent variable; measurement error; omitted variables; simultaneity.
4.2) Estimator
Assumptions; Simple instrumental variable (SIV) and generalized instrumental variable (GIV); properties; two-stage derivation (2SLS).
4.3) Instrument selection
Relevance test; weak instruments; Sargan validity test; Hausman exogeneity test.

5) Extensions (Microeconometrics)
5.1) Panel data
Pooled effects, fixed effects and random effects; goodness of fit; comparison tests.
5.2) Binary dependent variable
Linear probability model (LPM); probit and logit models; marginal effects; maximum likelihood estimate; goodness of fit; hypothesis testing.
5.3) Limited dependent variable
Truncated regression; Tobit models; marginal effects; hypothesis testing.

Suggested material:
- Course slides, available on eLearning.
- Verbeek, M., A Guide to Modern Econometrics, Wiley, 2000 or following editions.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Marno Verbeek A Guide to Modern Econometrics (Edizione 4) John Wiley and Sons 2012 978-1-119-95167-4

Examination Methods

The exam is written. The final grade is based on one mandatory final exam and one voluntary homework (assigned during the semester).
The final exam includes theoretical, numerical and applied exercises on all the topics covered in class; the homework includes applied exercises. Applied exercises require the use of Stata.
During the final exam it will be allowed the use of handheld calculators, but not the use of textbooks or teaching notes.
The homework adds 1 bonus point to the final grade and accounts for 10% of the final grade.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

Type D and Type F activities

Academic year:
Primo Semestre Magistrali From 10/2/17 To 12/22/17
years Modules TAF Teacher
Business plan D Paolo Roffia (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
English for business and economics D Claudio Zoli (Coordinatore)
An Introduction to the History of Economics and Business Economics D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
Introduction to dynamic optimization with economic applications D Claudio Zoli (Coordinatore)
Programming in Matlab D Not yet assigned
Programming in SAS D Not yet assigned
Programming Stata (3 cfu) D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Python Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Advanced Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Excel Laboratory (Verona) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)

Career prospects


Module/Programme news

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Linguistic training CLA


Gestione carriere


Student login and resources


Graduation

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
La (cattiva) gestione dei fondi comunitari in Italia ECONOMICS - ECONOMICS
Analisi dell'Impatto della Regolamentazione: potenziale e applicazioni concrete Various topics
Costs and benefits of the new Turin-Lyon railway line Various topics
Costs and benefits of new systems for speed control on italian motorways Various topics
Contingent valuation for the quality of hospital characteristics Various topics
Evaluating occupational impacts of large investment projects Various topics

Internships


Admission policy

ADMISSION POLICY

The admission procedure for international students is explained in details at:
www.magecverona.it/admission-benefits/
For further information please contact magec@dse.univr.it


Additional information

 

Additional information

For further information visit the program website, http://magec.dse.univr.it, or send an email at magec@dse.univr.it.