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This track provides participants with a solid knowledge on modern analytical methods in economics and management. With its multidisciplinary approach, the track is unique in its deployment of a strong integration of concepts, analytical foundations, artificial intelligence and practical expertise, to educate the new generation of economists, scientists and practitioners with distinctive capabilities in analyzing, interpreting, and managing complex socio-economic systems. Graduates will be trained to become researchers and decision makers in academia, policy and industry by integrating knowledge at the boundary of economics, statistical physics, computer and social sciences with the unifying language of mathematics and statistics. Close associations with a selected set of companies and institutions provide the opportunity to analyze relevant problems, motivating new analytical techniques from practical problem solving. Students are involved in the analysis of real world high dimensional data, in collaboration with companies and institutions.
The track relies on distinctive competences at IMT in economics, management, artificial intelligence, statistical physics, applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, system engineering/operation research and neuroscience. Specific fields of study are economic and financial systems, machine learning, socio-economic networks and network industries; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; systemic risk analysis; systems modeling and optimization; experimental and behavioral economics and finance; complex system analysis in general.
Input and Output Profiles
This track aims at preparing researchers and professionals with a deep knowledge of methods and techniques for the analysis of big/high dimensional data in economics, statistics, management and different instances of complex systems. Perspective students should preferably have a master-level background in economics, physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or in a related field.
The track is designed to prepare candidates for leading positions in companies, research centers, and institutions. Graduates from this track are currently working at leading universities, international institutions, research centers, banks, insurance and consulting companies, innovative startups and other private companies, with a focus on quantitative assessment and solution of complex problems.
Double- degree agreements have been signed with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven (Belgium) and the University of Alicante (Spain).
The IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is a Public University School for Higher Education and Research with a special statute that focuses on the analysis of economic, societal, technological and cultural systems.
The IMT School promotes the full integration of research and education.
Since its institution by ministerial decree of November 18th 2005, the School has distinguished itself thanks to the quality and innovativeness of its research and doctoral program and its interdisciplinary nature, characterized by the complementarity and discourse between methodologies drawn from economics, engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, physics, archeology, art history and the analysis and management of cultural heritage.
The fusion between art and technology is also reflected in the School state-of-the-art Campus, located principally in the newly restored San Francesco Complex. The entire campus is found within the historic city center of Lucca, which is completely surrounded by a fully-intact Renaissance-era walls. The campus includes spaces for research and laboratories, courses, and living and recreation. The campus is completed by the IMT Library, which offers a plethora of resources and offers additional working and research areas for the IMT community, and the city of Lucca in general.
The School has been under the direction of Prof. Pietro Pietrini since November of 2015.
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Piazza S. Ponziano 6, 55100, Lucca
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