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BUP, Bocconi University Press, is an imprint of EGEA, the publisher of Bocconi University, Milan, the most prestigious Italian university in Economics, Social Sciences, and Business and Management Studies. The aim of the imprint is to facilitate the circulation and fruitful exchange between Italian and international authors and contents and to foster the dissemination and sharing of skills and knowledge ...

Lorenzo Peccati, Sandro Salsa, Annamaria Squellati

Mathematics for Economics and Business


This textbook is tailored for those educational programs, such as Economics and Management, which include a first (and frequently the only) course of Mathematics. We have selected some topics which we consider to be fundamental, if not mandatory, for these students: - the knowledge of Calculus, for functions of one and two variables; - the use of Calculus in optimization; - the notion of integral ...

Erio Castagnoli, Margherita Cigola, Lorenzo Peccati

Probability


A Brief Introduction Today probability turns out to be one of the most pervasive mathematical topics. It actually affects a number of quite different fields, proving particularly relevant to courses ranging from Statistics to Economics, from Finance to Management Science. Recently it has even found significant applications in some sectors of Law. This book contains a short presentation of the most ...

Luigi Balletta, Salvatore Modica

Macroeconomics Lectures


The Basic Models The latest editions of introductory texts are becoming easier and easier. At the same time, macroeconomic models used by central banks in their simulations (the so-called Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models, DSGE) are increasingly microfounded – and thus complex. In a nutshell, BUP Macroeconomic Lessons fill a gap. Surely students will find them slightly more difficult ...

Francesca De Canio, Davide Pellegrini

The New Social Game


Sharing Economy and Digital Revolution: Into the Change of Consumers Habits The aim of this book is to understand whether the new social game creates wealth for its participants. For this reason, the authors look at the theoretical implications of the increasing overlap between dialogue and sale, market and society, or, more simply, money and gift. By focusing on the convergence taking place between ...

Vincenzo Galasso

Political Economics


Redistributive Policies This book is written for undergraduate students in Economics and in Political Science who want to learn about the political economics of redistributive policies. It provides a positive analysis of the political process behind the design and implementation of redistributive policies, by using the minimum level of mathematical formalization required, in an attempt to be accessible ...

Massimiliano Marcellino

Applied econometrics


An Introduction The goal of this book is to facilitate both teaching of applied econometrics, particularly in undergraduate and Master courses, and learning by students and, more generally, by those concerned with a formal measurement of economic events. The task requires combining statistics, economics and computer science in the right proportions. Statistics is needed for a correct formulation ...

Sandro Salsa, Annamaria Squellati

Dynamical Systems and Optimal Control


A Friendly Introduction The volume provides and elementary introduction of the mathematical modelling in those areas on Dynamical Systems and Control Theory that arise frequently in Economics.The book is divided in two parts. In the first part the fundamental aspects of mathematical modelling are developed, dealing with both continuous time systems (differential equations) and discrete time systems ...

Gianmario Raggetti, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Lucrezia Fattobene

Neuroeconomics


Theory, Applications, and Perspectives Neuroeconomics is a recent promising interdisciplinary scientific area which involves neuroscientists, economists, and psychologists interested to offer a new and shared theoretical vision that considers the role of the brain in individual decision-making in economics. This collection of papers provides an interesting overview of the recent evolution of the ...

Luana Carcano, Gabriella Lojacono

Made in Italy Industries


Managerial Issues and Best Practices This book describes why the Made in Italy brand has till today a strong relevance for Italy competitiveness and what are the key managerial issues for Made in Italy companies. The book includes an emphasis on competencies that are vital for working successfully in these companies. The aim is to give a comprehensive vision of the peculiarity of management and strategy ...