The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than it is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. (John Maynard Keynes)

Master's degree program: Economics and Global Markets (taught in English)
Class: LM-56 - Economic Studies
Taught in English

The Master course in Economics and Global Markets is part of the International programme of the University of Bergamo; it is entirely taught in English and the Faculty is partly composed by international scholars.


EGM is a master course designed to meet the growing demand of those students who seek a degree that combines a solid training in economics and quantitative techniques with a thorough knowledge of the European and the global economic and institutional context.
In the era of information, globalization and of deep institutional changes across Europe and major industrialized economies, students in the Economics and Global Markets will be encouraged to develop a critical thinking and examine the economic debate from different points of view; students will lalso earn how to assess the impacts of normative changes, regulations and institutions that govern the functioning of product, labour and financial markets.
The main objectives of the analysis are the performances of public and private enterprises, as well as the growth prospects of countries and organizations.
The course provides strong economic foundations, institutional knowledge as well as statistical and econometric tools necessary to perform market and sector analysis, impact evaluations and forecast scenarios also at the firm level. The course covers a wide range of economics fields, including international economics, industrial economics, labour economics, public policy and macroeconomics. Learning is envisaged in an international perspective; the environment is open to the contributions of international scholars and students; internships, stages and learning periods both in Italy and abroad are encouraged and assisted.
Teaching activities and small classes favour team-working, relational and argumentative abilities and language skills, which will strengthen the specific economic competences and prepare to high-level professional careers.


Thanks to a double degree agreement between the University of Bergamo and the University of Trier (Germany), students enrolled in EGM are offered the opportunity to attend the second year of their Master Degree at the University of Trier and obtain a Economics: European Economic Integration in addition to the Laurea Magistrale in Economics and Global Markets form the University of Bergamo. For further information please contact prof. Annalisa Cristini.


Students are encouraged to spend a period in another European university, by applying to the Erasmus program or to similar agreements that have been signed between the University of Bergamo and other Universities.
For a number of European universities there exist a ready-to-use map linking courses taught in EGM to those that students can attend abroad in substitution of the former. For further information please contact prof. Elena Cefis or prof. Annalisa Cristini.


Graduates are expected to successfully compete for jobs in firms and financial institutions, in consulting, in national and international public institutions and corporates. Graduates will aim to roles that require abilities to relate to international partners, to assess the validity of institutional and normative changes, of economic policies as well as of specific programs and investments, where autonomous judgment and decisional capacity are required.
Examples of specific fields where graduates from EGM can give valuable contributions, both in private firms and public institutions, are:

  • macroeconomic forecasting and assessment of economic policies
  • market analysis, evaluation of competition and regulatory structure of specific sectors
  • evaluation of Country risk
  • energy scenarios and sustainable growth prospects
  • evaluation of economic growth and potential of emerging markets
  • relations with regulatory authorities.
  • Maria Rosa Battaggion
  • Riccardo Bellofiore
  • Silvia Biffignandi
  • Paolo Buonanno
  • Elena Cefis
  • Annalisa Cristini
  • Stefano Lucarelli
  • Salvatore Piccolo
  • Federica Origo
  • Giovanni Urga
  • Alessandro Vaglio
  • Anna Maria Variato
International Scholars for academic year 2017/18
  • Badi H. Baltagi,  Syracuse University, New York, USA
  • Inmaculada Cebrián Lòpez, Alcalà University, Spain
  • Steve Fazzari, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
  • Orietta Marsili, University of Bath, UK
  • Dafni Nikolitsa, University of Crete, Greece
  • Gianluca Orefice, CEPII, Paris, France
  • Jan Toporowski, SOAS, London, UK
  • Randall Wray, University of Missouri-Kansans City, USA

The Master’s Degree Program in Economics & Global Markets offers a customized service for all enrolled students and for those who are planning to enroll in the academic year starting in Fall 2015.
The Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (FSMP) aims at supporting students during their academic career promoting a strong and long-term relationship between students and professors in the department. In particular, mentors are members of the EGM faculty who individually provide guidance, advices and supportive feedbacks to enable students to be successful and gain confidence and self-motivation. The major aim of FSMP is to encourage and support students learning offering programs and activities that facilitate increased academic and personal development. In particular, students will be supported by:

  • providing academic planning guides to help students participate in rigorous academic activities
  • helping students in choosing optional courses. Students need to know the benefits of early intervention and address quickly any question about their academic career
  • facilitating participation in graduate research, scholarship and creative activities by creating opportunities for students to demonstrate their competencies and encouraging them to present at meetings and in university forums
  • encouraging students to come forward with their ideas at all stages of development
  • motivating students to try new techniques and to expand their skills
  • presenting students with opportunities for regional, national, and international experiences
  • providing constructive and supportive feedback.

A moodle page specifically dedicated to EGM is active at  EGM moodle page.
You can find various useful information about the course and how it is organize, the international scholars that join the faculty,  how you can obtain a double degree while being an EGM student, our suggested Erasmus programs and other possibilities to enrich your preparation abroad. In addition, you can find information about summers stages and internships, info on seminars and cultural events, hints about research thesis.
You can even find some interesting readings from the international media concerning topical economic and political issues as well as advices on young economists future careers.


From EGM moodle page enrolled students can easily access all the courses they attend and the lecture materials.
Please sign in using the guide you find in the moodle. Once you are signed in, you will also receive, in your email, prompt notices about the courses, exams, classes. Finally, EGM moodle is a place from which you can also send enquiries addressed to people involved in EGM.