00891 - Financial Science

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  • Teacher Cristina Ugolini

  • Credits 8

  • SSD SECS-P/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Economics and business (cod. 9202)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale


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

Decent work and economic growth Reduced inequalities Climate Action

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students with the analytical tools to understand the role and the size of the State in market economies, to identify sources of market failure, and to evaluate the sustainability of contemporary welfare systems. In addition to that the course introduces the basic elements of tax design and illustrates the main institutional features of the Italian tax system. At the end of the course the student is able to: - understand the motivations of public intervention in market economies; - analyse the main programs of public expenditures; - understand the main features of tax design; - illustrate the main economic implications of the Italian tax system.

Course contents

The course is composed by 60 hours of front lessons and is ideally divided in two parts. In the first part, the course will provide students with the concepts and tools of economics to analyse the role of government intervention, its justification, and implications for efficiency and fairness, using specific policy areas as examples. In the second part, the course will introduce student to major concepts in analysis local and state taxation policy.

Detailed information on the program will be available at https://virtuale.unibo.it


Harvey S. Rosen (2018): Scienza delle Finanze. McGraw-Hill.

Paolo Bosi, M. Cecilia Guerra (2022): I tributi nell'economia italiana. Mulino.

Teaching methods

Teacher-centred instruction

Tutor: Sabrina Pedrini


Assessment methods

Written examination, two hours, four questions.

Teaching tools


Links to further information


Office hours

See the website of Cristina Ugolini