00256 - Political Economy

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SDGs

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

No poverty Quality education Decent work and economic growth

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

l termine del corso lo studente ha acquisito i fondamenti teorici necessari per interpretare i comportamenti e le interazioni tra consumatori, imprese e settore pubblico nelle economie di mercato. In particolare lo studente è in grado di: - riflettere sulle principali teorie del consumo, della produzione e del funzionamento dei mercati. - valutarne le implicazioni con riferimento alla realtà economica.

 

At the end of the course the student knows the theoretical fundaments necessary to understand behaviour and intercations between consumers, firms and the public sector. Morever he/she we be able to analyze main aspects of the consumer and production theories and markets functioning


Course contents

Individual behaviour

Consumer theory

Markets, demand and supply

Welfare and markets

Economics of the public sector

Firms behaviour and profit maximization

 

Macroeconomic data

Economy in the long run

Open and closed economies

Economic fluctionations in the short run

 


Readings/Bibliography

Paul Krugman e Robin Wells, L'essenziale di economia, 3a edizione, Zanichelli, Bologna

Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19.

 

Teaching methods

Class lectures and excercises

Assessment methods

One witten examination at the end of the course

Teaching tools

Slides and economics articles

Office hours

See the website of Carlo Mazzaferro