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PUBLIC ECONOMIC mutuato
SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE

Public Economics
Scienza delle Finanze

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Rosalba Rombaldoni

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The general objective of the course is that of offering to the students the basic theoretical and institutional knowledge to evaluate the role of government in the economy and at the same time to give the instruments  to analyze public spending, the main taxes in Italy and the activity of sub-central  governments. The suggested topics investigate the reasons of public intervention in the economy, theory of taxation and public debt and the main theoretical aspects of fiscal decentralization.

Program

  • Reasons for public interventions
  • Welfare Economics and Public Economics
  • Economy with public goods and political decision mechanisms
  • Other reasons for market failure
  • Public finance in Italy
  • The general framewotk
  • The evolution of public debt
  • Tax theory
  • Public revenues
  • Taxes
  • Taxonomy of taxation
  • Distribution of tax burden
  • Distortionary effects of taxation
  • Partial equilibrium tax incidence
  • Theory of public debt 
  • Explanations of the existence of debt
  • Debt in keynesian approach and in Ricardo theory
  • The limits of public debt
  • Economic theory of fiscal federalism and decentralization
  • Main explanations of decentralization
  • Economic models of fiscal federalism
  • The assignment of competences among different levels of goverment and models od decentralized systems
  • The formation of local government
  • Financing local government spending with taxes, tariffs and transfers: explanations and economic effects
  • Local Fincance in Italy: regions and local governments
  • The reform of fiscal federalism
  • Bridging Courses

    Microeconomics

    Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

    The student will be able to exhibit: basic theoretical knowledge to approach with competence the debate on public intervention in the economy; knowledge of the principal institutions of public finance and of the Italian fiscal system; knowledge of theoretical models of fiscal decentralization; ability to evaluate efficiency and effectiveness of public policies at different levels of governments.

    Teaching Material

    The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

    Supporting Activities

    Seminars with external experts and exercices.


    Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

    Didactics

    Frontal lessons.

    Attendance

    Attendance is not compulsory, but partecipation to class is highly recommended in order to obtain an adequate preparation aimed at passing the final examination

    Course books

    Bosi P., Corso di Scienza delle finanze, Il Mulino, Bologna, 7ª edizione, 2015. Chapters to be covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    Assessment

    The exam is written and structured on three questions which must be logically discussed and concern three different topics of the program, with the aim of verifying the presence of minimum requirements in preparation. If the evaluation of the written exam is sufficient, the students will be admitted to the oral exam (up to committion judgement).

    Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

    Didactics

    Frontal lessons

    Attendance

    Students are invited to get in touch with the lecturer through the mail and to introduce themselves at least once during office hour to obtain specific explanations on the program and ways of examination

    Course books

    Bosi P., Corso di Scienza delle finanze, Il Mulino, Bologna, 7ª edizione, 2015. Chapters to be covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    Assessment

    The exam is written and structured on three questions which must be logically discussed and concern three different topics of the program, with the aim of verifying the presence of minimum requirements in preparation. If the evaluation of the written exam is sufficient, the students will be admitted to the oral exam (up to committion judgement).

    Notes

    Formal and theory demonstrations will not be asked in the final test, but all the related economic implications will be relevant part of the exam. Graphs are very important.

    This course is borrowed from the course of Scienza delle Finanze of first cycle degree courses in Political, Economic and Government Sciences. Lessons take place at the Scool of Political and Social Science, at Ahgeloni Palace in Gherardi Square.

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