PhD - software tools

 

DiSES PhD in Economics

 Octave for PhD students

Language: English Frequence: May Hours: 12
Professor: Marco Baldi eMail: m.baldi@univpm.it  
Objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide a short introduction to Octave for economists, describe the main features and function libraries of Octave and provide basic Octave programming skills.

Programme:

  • Introduction to Octave
  • Obtaining and installing Octave
  • Variables, structures and cell arrays
  • Operations with variables
  • Scripts
  • Control statements
  • Debugger
  • Reading and writing files
  • User defined functions
  • Plotting tools
  • Evaluation of functions
  • Numerical solution, integration and optimization
  • Examples and exercises
Reading List:
Jesper Schmidt Hansen, “GNU Octave Beginner's Guide”
 

 Introduction to Matlab

Language: English Frequence: February Hours: 9
Professor: Federico Giri eMail: f.giri@univpm.it  
Objectives:

The aim of this course is to provide a short introduction to Matlab for economists.

Programme:

  • Introduction to matrix algebra.
  • Introduction to Matlab programming.
  • Introduction to numerical methods in Economics.
Reading List:
Judd, K. (1998). Numerical methods in Economics, the MIT Press.
 

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Language: English Frequence: May-June Hours: ---
Professor: Riccardo Lucchetti eMail: r.lucchetti@univpm.it  
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