03568 - Economic Policy

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  • Teacher Massimiliano Castellani

  • Credits 8

  • SSD SECS-P/02

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Rimini

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Business Economics (cod. 8848)


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

Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2021/2022

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. Static and deterministic models
  3. Controllability of policy models
  4. The public intervention
  5. Public choice
  6. The functions of the bureau


Introduzione alla politica economica di Renato Balducci, Guido Candela, Antonello Scorcu Zanichelli (Bologna) 2001 CAP. 1-3-4-5-6-7-8

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 both in classrooms and online.

The graduation of exam scores is the following:

<18 insufficient
18-23 sufficient
24-27 good
28-30 very good
30 e lode excellent

Teaching tools

Video projector, slides, whiteboard.

Office hours

See the website of Massimiliano Castellani