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ECONOMIC POLICY
POLITICA ECONOMICA

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 12
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Paolo Polidori Before and after the courses or previous appointment by email

Assigned to the Degree Course

Law (LMG/01)
Curriculum: Percorso comune
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course is spread over a 12 CFU course divided into two tracks. The first path (8 CFU) and consists of textbook study as per the syllabus while the second (4 CFU) involves monographic study of a topic to be agreed with the lecturer.

The course aims to provide students with the tools to analyze the problems, choices and effects of economic policies. The course analyzes the basic theories, models and problems of macroeconomic policy, with emphasis on fiscal, monetary, exchange rate and balance of payments, growth and employment policies. Special attention is given to the European dimension and the analysis of income and wealth inequality.

Program

The fundamentals of economic policy
Economic policy in an imperfect world
Fiscal policy
Monetary policy
International financial integration and currency policy
Fiscal policy
Labor policies
Growth policies
Income and wealth distribution, redistributive effects of tax policies and government spending, causes and consequences of inequality.

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.

Applying knowledge and understanding: The students will develop the ability to apply the analytical methods presented to real world socio-economic policy problems related to economic policy.

Making judgments: The students will develop the ability to assess economic situations, to relate them to concrete problems, and to develop policy recommendations in the fields of economic policy.

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

Teaching materials prepared by the lecturer in addition to the recommended texts (such as slides, handouts, exercises, bibliography) and lecturer communications specific to the teaching are available within the Moodle platform ' blended.uniurb.it


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures and seminars.

The in-person teaching mode will be enriched with exercises and insights, both individual and group. Some course topics will be covered following the practice of "flipped lesson" and Problem-based learning. Debates (regulated debates) will also be encouraged during class.

Innovative teaching methods

The in-person teaching mode will be enriched with exercises and insights, both individual and group. Some course topics will be covered following the practice of "flipped lesson" and Problem-based learning. Debates (regulated debates) will also be encouraged during class.

Attendance

Not compulsory

Course books

A. Bénassy-Quéré, B. Coeuré, P. Jacquet, J. Pisani-Ferry, Politica economica. Teoria e pratica (Seconda Edizione). Bologna, Il Mulino 2019.

Any additional materials uploaded to the Moodle platform in e-learning mode.

Assessment

The knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate are assessed with a written exam with open questions [insuff. (less than 18), suff.(18-21), good (22-26), excellent (27-30 e lode)]. After having passed the written exam students can attempt an oral examination.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

The program is the same as for attending students.

The lecturer will provide students with teaching materials in the Moodle platform in e-learning mode.

Attendance

Not compulsory

Course books

A. Bénassy-Quéré, B. Coeuré, P. Jacquet, J. Pisani-Ferry, Politica economica. Teoria e pratica (Seconda Edizione). Bologna, Il Mulino 2019.

Any additional materials uploaded to the Moodle platform in e-learning mode.

Assessment

The knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate are assessed with a written exam with open questions [insuff. (less than 18), suff.(18-21), good (22-26), excellent (27-30 e lode)]. After having passed the written exam students can attempt an oral examination.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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