PhD in Economics and Finance (last intake in 2013)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Probability and Statistics for Economics and Finance

The course will take place over 5 weeks (from 16 November 2009 to 15 December 2009) for a total amount of 40 hours. The lessons will take place according to the following calendar: Monday, 14.00-18.00 (4 hours); Tuesday, 14.00-18.00 (4 hours). (On Tuesday 8 December 2009 there will be no lesson. This lesson will take place on Friday 11 December 2009 from 9.00 to 13.00.)


Academic staff
Marco Minozzo

Series to which this belongs

25° Ciclo


The course is intended for the 1st year students of the PhD programme in Economics and Finance (A.A. 2009/2010 - XXV cicle).
Introduction to Mathematics and Elementary Statistical Theory. Attendance at more advanced courses such as Real Analysis, Probability, Distribution Theory and Inference would be highly desirable.
Objectives of the course
The purposes of this course are: (i) to explain the formal basis of abstract probability theory, and the justification for basic results in the theory; (ii) to explore those aspects of the theory most used in advanced analytical models in economics and finance. The approach taken will be formal, but the topics will be illustrated and explained through many examples.