Lecturer: MARTINELLI Arianna, TAMAGNI Federico

ECTS: 6

Description:
The course introduces to recent developments in theory and empirics of firm dynamics and to its interplay with innovation patterns in shaping aggregate outcomes such as growth, productivity and international trade. The course has a strong applied focus, providing students with solid knowledge of the empirical evidence concerning key firm-level characteristics (size, growth, productivity and innovation) and industry-level dynamics, with the final aim to develop an informed view about the ability of theories to match with stylised facts.

Course outline:
1. The dynamics of firm productivity: empirics and stylised facts
2. Firm size and firm growth: empirics and stylised facts
3. The role of entry, exit and firm age in industry dynamics
4. Firm heterogeneity and firm-industry dynamics: review of alternative theories
5. Productivity, firm growth and industrial dynamics: empirics of market selection
6. Measuring innovative activity of firms
7. Sectoral patterns of innovation
8. Innovation and firm-growth

Textbooks: lecture notes and reading list to be provided in class

Final evaluation: oral examination

IMPORTANT: LECTURES ARE SCHEDULED IN BLENDED, MODE WITH INTERESTED STUDENTS ALLOWED TO COME IN PERSON TO CLASSES ORGANISED @SCUOLA SANT'ANNA. BLENDED OR FULL REMOTE TEACHING WILL THEN FOLLOW, DEPENDING ON EVOLUTION OF COVID-19 EMERGENCY.

ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO: federico.tamagni@santannapisa.it

FOR UPDATED CALENDAR of CLASSES see:
http://mse.ec.unipi.it/courses/second-year/