Master in Economics

About the master

The Master in Economics aims to endow its students with advanced training in modern economic theory and methods. The courses are taught in English by our faculty recruited from top schools on the international academic job market. In addition to their coursework, master's students interact with the faculty, fellows, and researchers of the Collegio. They have access to the Collegio's facilities and scientific activities, such as seminars, lectures, and doctoral courses. Upon successfully finishing the program the students will be awarded the Master of Arts degree in Economics from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Master’s graduates can apply for admission to the Vilfredo Pareto Doctorate in Economics of the University of Turin. We are proud of maintaining an excellent placement record for our graduates, both at the professional and academic level.

Early applications (most welcome): February 26, 2020

Regular applications: June 15, 2020


Introductory courses (3 weeks)

Classes: August 26 - September 11
Exam session: September 14 - September 18


First semester (10 weeks)

Classes: September 21 - November 27
Exam session: November 30 - December 11
Holiday, classes suspended: December 14 - January 6


January-February (4 weeks)

Classes: January 7 - January 29
Exam session: February 1 - February 5


Second semester (11 weeks)

Classes: February 11 - April 26
Exam session: April 29 - May 10
Holiday, classes suspended: April 2 - April 6



Introductory Courses

Mathematics for Economics
Pierpaolo De Blasi

Introductory Statistics
Lorien Sabatino

First Semester

Ignacio Monzon

Econometric Theory I
Francesca Parodi

Optimization for Economics
Claudio Mattalia

Political Economy
Edoardo Grillo


Dynamic Macroeconomics
Fabio Bagliano

General Equilibrium Theory
Andrea Gallice

Flavia Coda Moscarola

Second Semester

Development Economics
Juan S. Morales

Econometric Theory II
Giovanni Mastrobuoni

Financial Economics
Roberto Marfè

Game Theory
Dino Gerardi

Claudio Campanale

Applied Economics
Ainoa Aparicio Fenoll


Applicants for the Master's program in Economics must be university graduates (four or five-year degree). Undergraduates in their last year of studies will also be considered.

Annual tuition fees for the Master's program are € 8,000. Candidates may apply for tuition fee waivers.

Applicants are selected based on their CV and on a letter of recommendation.


Our Master in Economics graduates follow one of two paths.

Some graduates find positions in the financial sector, the industry, government, or international organizations. Recent initial placements include Banca d'Italia, Compagnia di San Paolo, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve Board, Food and Agriculture Organization (UN), ING Belgium, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Prodit Engineering, REF-E and SCS Consulting.

Other graduates pursue a Ph.D. program in Economics. Recent Ph.D. placements include Arizona State University, Georgetown University, LSE Social Policy, LUISS Guido Carli University, Università di Bologna, Università Bocconi, Università di Torino, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, Toulouse University and Warwick University.


Turin is one of the main university cities in Italy, hosting both the Università degli Studi di Torino and the Politecnico di Torino. In Turin you can easily access everything that is needed for student life.

It is easy to move around Turin using public transportation and various bike, motorbike and car sharing services.

Turin is less chaotic than other Italian cities. Thanks to its many parks, it is considered a “green” city. Moreover, Turin is culturally attractive and vibrant thanks to its modern and interactive museums and other cultural institutions.

Finally, the cost of living in Turin is cheap relative to European cities of similar size. Consider the following indicative costs:

* Single room in shared apartment from € 250, all costs included
* Studio from € 450, all costs included
* Food € 250
* Transport € 38 (monthly bus fare)
* TOTAL monthly expenditure: starting from approx. € 600

Similar figures for other Italian cities would be € 1,200 for Milan, € 1,100 for Rome and € 900 for Bologna.
After enrollment, our secretariat can provide you with some useful contacts to start house hunting in Torino.