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ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES
ANALISI E VALUTAZIONE DELLE POLITICHE PUBBLICHE

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Paolo Polidori Before and after the courses or previous appointment by email

Assigned to the Degree Course

Law Degree for Labour Consultancy and Safety at Work (L-14)
Curriculum: Percorso comune
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course will introduce to the principles of welfare economics, market regulation and cost benefit analysis applied to the evaluation of laws and legal risk. The course follows the idea that each public intervention to regulate markets needs the introduction of a norm and the knowledge of cost benefit analysis and evaluation techniques is fundamental to understand the impact of this norm.

In particular the course aims to:

1.     teach the role of the State in modern economies and the reasons behind public intervention;

2.     teach the role of economic evaluation in order to understand the impact of legislation;

3.     teach the principle of cost benefit analysis;

4.     teach the principle of legal risk assessment.

Program

The course program is the following.

1. Principle of welfare economics

2. Legal impact assessment and Cost Benefit analysis principles

3. Risk and uncertainty

6. Legal risk assessment

7. Prices and value judgments in Cost Benefit analysis

Bridging Courses

Economics

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: The students will learn different theories and the empirical evidence regarding the foundations, the tools and effects of government interventions in the economy and in the impact assessment of legislation. Applying knowledge and understanding: The students will develop the ability to apply cost benefit analysis to real world economic policy problems. Making judgments: The students will develop the ability to assess economic situations, to relate them to concrete problems and to develop policy recommendations. Communication skills: Through discussions in class, the students will develop the ability to autonomously debate with sound terminology economic policy problems using appropriate analytical tools and evidence. Learning skills: At the end of the course, the students are expected to acquire the ability to develop learning skills that allow them to continue to study at an advanced level.

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

Eventual teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures and seminars.

Attendance

Not compulsory

Course books

Sandro Momigliano e Fabio Giovannetti Nuti, La valutazione dei costi e dei benefici nell'analisi di impatto della regolazione, Rubettino, 2001

or

Di Matthew D. Adler,Eric A. Posner, New Foundations of Cost-benefit Analysis, Harvard Univerity Press, 2006.

Assessment

The knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate (learning achievements) are assessed with a written exam with open questions. For each demand the learning achievements required will be evaluated with a four level scale (insuff., suff., good, excellent). The final evaluation will be translated in a scale of ranging from 18 to 30/30. After having passed the written exam students can accept the evaluation or attempt an oral examination to modify the final result.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

 Eventual teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Attendance

Not compulsory

Course books

Sandro Momigliano e Fabio Giovannetti Nuti, La valutazione dei costi e dei benefici nell'analisi di impatto della regolazione, Rubettino, 2001

or

Di Matthew D. Adler,Eric A. Posner, New Foundations of Cost-benefit Analysis, Harvard Univerity Press, 2006.

Assessment

The knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate (learning achievements) are assessed with a written exam with open questions. For each demand the learning achievements required will be evaluated with a four level scale (insuff., suff., good, excellent). The final evaluation will be translated in a scale of ranging from 18 to 30/30. After having passed the written exam students can accept the evaluation or attempt an oral examination to modify the final result.

Notes

In the Department is active Olympus, the Observatory for permanent monitoring of legislation and case law on health and safety in the workplace work. The Observatory carries out various activities including, in particular: - the management of a website with legislative databases, case law databases and databases of contracts, all concerning the safety at work; - depth articles, specialized reviews and thematic focus; - the management of an online scientific journal - "The Working Papers of Olympus", now “Law of occupational Safety and Health" (DSL) - in the field of security rights in the workplace, with ISSN, that employs a wide international scientific committee and refereeing procedures for the identification of essays to be published; - the organization of congresses and seminars including international ones. This observatory, whose website is freely accessible to all in a logic of public service, allows students of the CdS to find useful materials and documentation for their course of study and useful to draft their dissertation. It offers, also, through the mentioned congresses and seminars, the opportunity to meet the leading experts in the field and to analyse the most sensitive issues relating to it. http://olympus.uniurb.it/ 

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