03568 - Economic Policy

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student knows the fundamentals of economic policy and the methodologies for the analysis of economic problems. In particular, the student is able to:

  1. understand and define the reasons and the programs of public intervention;
  2. evaluate the models for the solution of economic policy problems;
  3. connect the empirical evidence to the theoretical concepts of economic policy

Course contents

  1. Introduction to economic policy
  2. The reasons of economic policy
  3. The public intervention
  4. The functions of the bureau
  5. Public choice
  6. Voting models


Introduzione alla politica economica di Renato Balducci, Guido Candela, Antonello Scorcu Zanichelli (Bologna) 2001 CAP. 1-2-3-4-7-8

Economia, stato, anarchia. Regole, proprietà e produzione fra dominio e libertà di Guido Candela Elèuthera 2014 PARTE PRIMA

La pratica dell'autogestione di Guido Candela, Antonio Senta Elèuthera 2017 CAP. 4-5-7-8

Advanced readings:

Rediscovering Economic Policy as a Discipline by Nicola Acocella, CUP, 2018

Teaching methods

Class lectures. During the lectures will be presented some models of economic policy and discussed the main issue of policy.

Assessment methods

Oral examination.

Teaching tools

Video projector, slides, whiteboard.

Office hours

See the website of Massimiliano Castellani