Scheda insegnamento

  • Docente Paolo Luciano Adalberto Manasse

  • Crediti formativi 6

  • SSD SECS-P/01

  • Modalità didattica Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza

  • Lingua di insegnamento Inglese

  • Campus di Bologna

  • Corso Laurea Magistrale in Economics (cod. 8408)


L'insegnamento contribuisce al perseguimento degli Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda 2030 dell'ONU.

Lavoro dignitoso e crescita economica

Anno Accademico 2022/2023

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course the student should have acquired a good understanding of macroeconomic models used to study the determinants and evolution of output, unemployment and prices, in the short and medium run, and of issues related to the conduct of monetary and fiscal policy. In particular, he/she knows: - the role played by nominal and real rigidities in the transmission of monetary shocks and the role of rational expectations; - the determinants of unemployment; - the meaning of sustainability and solvency in the public debt dynamics; - models of the political economy of public debt and default.


Macroeconomics 2

Contents and purpose of the course

The course is a part module of the first-year macroconomics course, and deals with the microeconomic foundations and the policy implications of market imperfections, particularly in the goods and labour market.

The first part discusses the issue of nominal price rigidity and the implication for the transmission of monetary shocks to the real economy in a rational expectation set-up. It also considers the role of monetary and fiscal policy in dynamic New Keynesian Models, in particular when interest rate are close to the Zero Lower Bound. The second part anayzes the modern theories of unemployment: efficiency wages, implicit contracts insider-outsider and search models, which a focus on information, risk and decentralized matching and bargaining. The third part looks ad fiscal policy and the explanation for, and consequences of, budget deficits and public debt. Starting from the Debt Neutrality result, it introduces tax distortions and characterizes the optimal path of taxation over time. This part is concluded by political economy models of debt and defiicits.

Text Book:

Davide Romer (R), Advanced Macroeconomics, McGraw Hill

1.MicroFoundations of Market imperfections R: Ch.6

2. Theories of Unemployment, R Ch 11

3. Optimal Fiscal Policy: Debt Neutrality. Tax Smoothing. Debt default R: Ch11

4. Optimal Monetary Policy in Neo-Keynesian Models (Slides available from the Professor)


Suggested textbooks for this course are:
- David Romer (R), Advanced Macroeconomics, Mc Graw-Hill, 2006 (2nd ed)
- Blanchard, Olivier J. and Stanley Fisher, Lectures on Macroeconomics, MIT press
- Obstfeld, M, K.Rogoff, (OR), “International Macroconomics”, MIT Press
- A. Drazen, (D) Political Economy in Macroeconomics, MIT Press, 2004
- Further material for this course will be available on virtuale (and in the personal webpage of the professor: paolomanasse.t/teaching)


Metodi didattici

Lectures and Classes take place on presence and simultaneously on line. Lecture and Class material can be found on Virtuale

Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

Students can take the Macroeconomics exam Part 1 (Berti Ceroni) and Part 2 (Manasse) separately. The overall vote is the average of Part 1 and 2 votes.

The test can be taken on line only in the cases admitted by the University (foreign residence/illness)

For Part 2 a Teaching assistant distributes the text of the exercises one week before the exercises are solved, and the students, on a voluntary basis, can send the solutions to the Tutor by the date of the session. The exercises are graded and can add between 0-2.5 points to the Part 2 exam final grade (the exercises not carried out are evaluated zero)

Votes are expressed in thirtieths:
<18 fail
18-23 sufficient
24-27 good
28-30 very good
30 e lode excellent.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Lectures, handhouts, slides, classes

Link ad altre eventuali informazioni


Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Paolo Luciano Adalberto Manasse