Some applicants may be requested an interview (via skype). More and specific information about this matter is available in the ‘entry requirements‘ section of this website.
The interview aims at ascertaining the applicants’ motivations as well as their personal knowledge, competences, and skills in the core areas of the DSE programme. For an idea of the appropriate level of knowledge, competences, and skills, candidates may consult the following textbooks:
Topics: Calculus, Linear Algebra
- Sydsæter, K., Hammond, P. (2008) Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis, (3 edition), Pearson. Chap: 1-10 (Calculus I), 15-16 (Vector and Matrices)
Topics: Principles of Microeconomics: Consumer theory; Intertemporal choice; Uncertainty; Market equilibrium; Producer theory; Forms of market; Game Theory
- Varian H. (2009) Intermediate Microeconomics. A Modern Approach, 8th edition, Norton, New York, N.Y. Chapters: 1-6; 10; 12; 14-16; 18-28.
Topics: Principles of Macroeconomics.
- Blanchard O. (2010) Macroeconomics, 5th edition, Pearson Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2010.
Topics: Elementary Probability and Random Variables; Descriptive Statistics; Statistical inference.
Suggested references (any of those):
- Trosset M.W. (2009) An introduction to statistical inference and its applications with R, CRC Press. Chapters: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14.
Topics: Linear Regression Model With One or More Regressors: Estimation and Testing, Instrumental Variables. Here you can find a syllabus of what you are expected to know.
- Stock J., Watson M. (2010) Introduction to Econometrics, 3rd Edition, Addison-Wesley.
Programming skills Joyce Farrell. Programming Logic and Design, Comprehensive (8th ed.). Delmar Learning, 2014.
Algorithms and data structures Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest. Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition, MIT Press, 2009.
Data Management Elmasri, Ramez, and Shamkant B. Navathe. Fundamentals of Database Systems, Global Edition. Pearson Education Limited, 2015.