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FOUNDATIONS OF ECONOMY

CODE 101312
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8752 SCIENZE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE (L-20) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/01
    LANGUAGE Italian (Spanish on demand)
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The module aims to provide students with a basic understanding of the mechanisms of national and regional economic systems. The training will be integrated with other modules in the students’ curriculum, providing the basic skills required to critically evaluate information on macroeconomic facts at a local and global level.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The module aims at transferring key knowldge in order to allow students to better understand main macro and micro economic variables (e.g. inflation, unemployment) and their effect in current economics. 

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lectures and tutorials

    Due to the Covid pandemic, the teaching strategy might vary in accordance with the relevant University policy. 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Economics Principles

    International Trade

    Elasticity

    Externalities

    Taxation

    Market organisation

    Bank and Monetary system

    AD & AS

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The main textbook is "L'essenziale di Economia" (Mankiw).

    Key reading material and alternative (English) textbooks will be discussed during the first lecture.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    FABIO CAFFARENA (President)

    ALESSIO TEI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lectures will start on February 25th 2022 (Semester 2).

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Both written and oral exam

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Written examination will be dedicated to assess key knowledge while the oral assessment will be focused on the critical discussion of key economics concepts.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    07/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    21/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    11/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    20/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    03/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    17/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    22/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
    02/09/2022 09:00 SAVONA Scritto + Orale