Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (SNS)

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (SNS) is a public higher learning institution in Italy. It was founded in 1810 by Napoleon decree as a branch of the École Normale Supérieure of Paris. It operates a highly selective student admission procedure. Students are provided of full tuition, college life and international curriculum. It has roughly 300 undergraduate students, 200 PhD students and 110 professors and researchers. It is organized in two areas, the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Sciences. The latter includes Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Information Science. SNS hosts a PhD school in Mathematics for the Industry and for Finance.

Main tasks in the project:

SNS will be involved, jointly with the UNIPA unit, in the construction of the database containing standard economic indicators as well as fine grained economic data. SNS will perform statistical analyses and data mining aimed to identification of statistical regularities and stylized facts to be used to calibrate and validate the agent based model of the financial system. SNS will also plays a significant role in the development of the agent base model of the financial system.