09152 - Financial Science Ii

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Decent work and economic growth Peace, justice and strong institutions

Academic Year 2019/2020

Course contents

1) Institutions , markets and efficiency

2) Economic theory of property rights

3) Intellectual property rights

4) Economic theory of liability

5) Economics of contracts

6) Economic theory of the firm

7) Decentralisation and federalism

8) Basic Notions of Local Public Finance


Economia e politica economica del diritto di Luigi Franzoni e Daniela Marchesi , Il Mulino (2006)

Selected chapters will be taken from the following textbooks:

Il mercato delle regole - Analisi economica del diritto civile di Robert Cooter, Ugo Mattei, Pier Giuseppe Monateri, Roberto Pardolesi e Thomas Ulen

L'analisi economica del diritto, Daniele Fabbri, Gianluca Fiorentini, Luigi Alberto Franzoni, Carocci Editore

Governo e Finanza Locale, Giorgio Brosio, Maurizio Maggi, Stefano Piperno, Giappichelli Editore.

Further readings will be suggested during the course and will be downloadable from the e-learning website of the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures and class discussions. Lectures will be supported by the use of powerpoint presentations.

Given the extensive use of quantitative methods, a regular attendance to the lectures is recommended.

Assessment methods

Written Exam
During the course, the exam will be split in two modules. A first exam will be held at the end of the first module (Midterm Exam) and a second one at the end of the second module (Final Exam).

Afterwards, students will have to take the exam in a single session covering both modules at the same time (Total Exams).

Organisation of the Exam

Midterm and Final Exams: Answer two questions (out of two)- 1 hour time.

Total Exams: Answer two questions (out two) for each module of the course -2 hours time.

No oral exam is provided

Office hours

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