ECONOMIC POLICY

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
3
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2020/2021
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
6
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
50
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (40 hours), Exercise (10 hours)
Requirements: 

Microeconomics, Macroeconomics
(students need to have passed these exams before sitting for the exam of Economic Policy)

Final Examination: 
Orale

Students will be evaluated through a written exam. There are no other ways for students to be evaluated.

It is possible to have two intermediate exams. In this case it is compulsory to have a mark of at least 18/30 in both intermediate assesments to pass the exams. The weight of both intermediate assessments is 50%. Alternatively, students may choose to have a general exam at the end of the course.

Intermediate exams
First part: 15 multiple choice questions (25 minutes)
Second part: exercises (choose one between two option) + open question (choose one between two option) (40 minutes).

General exam
First part: 20 multiple choice questions (35 minutes)
Second part: exercises + open question (50 minutes).

Common rules for the intermediate exams and the general exam: In the first part possible mistakes will not give a penalty. It's mandatory to get at least 18/30 in the first and second part to pass the exam. the weight of the first part is 40%, while the weight of the second part is 60%.

Questions and exercises in the exams are about the topics dealt with in the course program and aim at assessing the aquisition by students of the basic concepts and tools of Economic Policy

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The course aims at showing and discussing the basis on which the State intervienes in the economy, both at microeconomic and at macroeconomic level. Students will be provided with teoretical tools to analyse and interprete such interventions. Moreover, empirical examples will be made and quantitative exercises solved in order to allow students to familiarize with such tools.

Introduction to Economic Policy (3 hours)
Normative Theory of Economic Policy (4 hours)
Microeconomic and Macroeconomic targets (4 hours)
Market Power (4 hours)
Esternalities (4 hours)
Public Goods (4 hours)
Industrial Policies (3 hours)
Regional Policies (3 hours)
Monetary Policies (4 hours)
Phillips curve and labour policies (4 hours)
Economic growth policies (3 hours)

Main textbook: Roberto Cellini, “Politica Economica: introduzione ai modelli fondamentali”, McGraw-Hill, third edizione.

The Chapters of the book which need to be studied for the exam will be pointed out by the Lecture during classes and they will be reported on the e-learning platform of the course

Additional material: Nicola Acocella, “Fondamenti di politica economica”, Carocci editore, quinta edizione

Slides made by the lecturer
The slides used during the lectures will be uploaded on the e-learning Platform of the Univeristy

Supplementary material which needs to be studied for the exam might be provided by the Lecture during the classes. However, this material will be also made available on the e-learning platform

Convenzionale

lectures hold by the lecturer + tutorials hold by the tutor

The course is made by "face to face" lectures+ slides. During the lecture students are encouraged to interact with the lecturer through questions and comments

Professor Robone meets students in her office at the Department of Economics, Via Monte Generoso 71, Varese. Office hours will be posted on the web page of the Department of Economics. If you need to contact Professor Robone, you can write her an email at the following address: silvana.robone@uninsubria.it