|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||MAT/09|
The course introduces students to optimization models and decision support methods used for the solution of decision problems arising in economics and social sciences applications. Some of the problems have been already studied from a teorethical view point in the 1° and 2° year of the Economics bachelor courses thus the attention in this course will be focused on obtaining the problem solutions using specific software.
The course aims to provide students with adequate knowledge of the main quantitative methods of support to decision-making in the field of economics and to be able to use, with some mastery, the reference software environments. From a methodological point of view, specific situations of competitive, co-operative, gaming-related interaction situations, and convex programming algorithms will be illustrated to optimize certain objective functions, such as profit maximization and utility and minimization of the Costs.
The course aims to present the subject in its theoretical, methodological and applicative aspects in order to provide students with knowledge of the applicable models and methodologies. The theoretical and practical laboratory aims to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to use specific software to solve the practical problems faced.
At the end of the course the students should have acquired skills that allow them to understand, describe and solve different types of real problems, developing models and solution methods and using, with a certain mastery, the reference software environments.
In particular, students at the end of the course will:
Lectures, analysis of case studies, computer lab exercises and lessons using ad hoc software tools.
In the case of health emergency situation, the updated distance and blended teaching methods will be communicated on the Aulaweb page of the course (registration is required and recommended).
For each part of the course, the theoretical discussion, intended to provide basic content, will be complemented by the practical/laboratory part in the computer classroom using appropriate software tools (Excel solver, Lindo and Lingo).
The text books and other additional handouts for foreign students will be communicated at the beginning of the course and published on the course Aulaweb page
Office hours: Wednesday h.13.30-14.30 - Department of Economics - I floor (contact the teacher some days before). Remote reception on Team on request: contact the teacher via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ELENA TANFANI (President)
ANNA FRANCA SCIOMACHEN
15 Sept 2021
The verification of the achievement of the expected learning outcomes is evaluated with a written test and with a project work (alone or in groups) and / or a practical test in the computer lab.
The written test is aimed at assessing the degree of knowledge and learning of the theoretical topics discussed during the lectures. While the critical evaluation and reasoning and the ability to apply the acquired knowledge are evaluated through the project work and/or practical exam.
|11/05/2022||12:00||GENOVA||Scritto||Appello straordinario riservato esclusivamente ai laureandi a.a. 2020/21|
The course is published on aulaweb. All students are invited to periodically consult the page of this course on the AulaWeb portal (http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/), where they will find further information and updates.
It should be noted that to take into account the findings of last year's teaching assessment questionnaires, more time will be devoted to laboratories and case studies.