The Department of Economics and Statistics develops its research in the fields of Economics, Finance, Social Sciences and Quantitative Methods for Decision Analysis. The main research areas – often combined in inter-disciplinary projects– are:
- micro- and macro-economic topics, both at a theoretical and applied level;
- structure of financial systems, and their effects on economic development;
- evaluation of state intervention in the economy; and the role of national and international regulatory agencies;
- mathematical and statistical methods applied to economic and social phenomena;
- quantitative methods in economics, social sciences and finance, and actuarial science;
- environmental economics and economic geography;
- economic history;
- English for economists.
The Department of Economics and Statistics is strongly committed in the training of young researchers (http://dises.dip.unina.it/it/didattica/dottorato/) and encourages international research collaborations, visiting researchers programs, international seminars and workshops. The Department hosts the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance, CSEF (http://www.csef.it/), an inter-university research centre established by the University of Naples "Federico II", Bocconi University and University of Salerno.
general equilibrium theory; contract theory; auction theory; economics of information; industrial economics and public economics.
business cycle analysis; economic growth and income inequality; macroeconomic effects of fiscal and monetary policies; macroeconomic forecasting.
- APPLIED ECONOMICS
micro-econometric analysis of models of consumers and firms; labour economics; health economics; economics of corruption; behavioural economics.
- FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
financial intermediaries; corporate finance; banking and insurance economics; market microstructure; financial regulation; corporate governance; risk and investment decisions.
- ENVIRONMENTAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS
economic geography; urban economics; tourism economics;; socio-economic and cultural impact of globalisation; analysis and evaluation of natural resources and technologies and their environmental impact.
- GAME AND DECISION THEORY
mathematical models for strategic and individual decisions; cooperative and non-cooperative game theory; social choice, equity and welfare; uncertainty and information; theory of public goods.
analysis and evaluation of complex systems, forecasts and computational problems; non-parametric classification and regression methods; surveys for social and economic analyses.
- ECONOMIC HISTORY
history of economic growth; national and international financial history; long-term dynamics of public debt; business history and corporate governance; industrial archaeology; history of agriculture; globalisations in historical perspective; economic and financial growth of Italian Mezzogiorno.