CODE 57079 ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023 CREDITS 8 cfu anno 1 AMMINISTRAZIONE E POLITICHE PUBBLICHE 8772 (LM-63) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/03 TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 2° Semester TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB OVERVIEW The course covers the theoretical, empirical and institutional aspects of public finance of the different levels of government (supranational institutions, state, regions and local authorities) AIMS AND CONTENT LEARNING OUTCOMES The objective of the course is to provide knowledge of the following topics: Fiscal federalism. Economic theory of fiscal decentralization. The financing of decentralized entities. Intergovernmental transfers. Schemes of equalization transfers. The financing of decentralized entities in Italy. AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES Teaching activities allow the student to: - acquire knowledge in the field of public finance of local authorities - understand the role and functioning of local public bodies - know the spending and revenue competences of regions and local authorities - know the functioning of the European budget, its sources of financing and expenditure - get tools for funding and using public and private resources - get cost-benefit analysis tools and methods - get tools for measuring the quality of public services - get project finance and public-private partnership (PPP) tools - get calculation tools of standard cost and expenditure and of tax capacity of local authorities - get knowledge on sources of European funding - get tools for reporting of European funding - get tools for assessing the performance of local authorities Moreover, teaching activities allow the student to get skills on: - innovation in the financing of services of local authorities - evaluation of public investments - evaluation of the quality of services - project finance and PPP proposal for the improvement of services - estimate and simulation of standard cost and expenditure for public functions - selection of calls for European funding - euro-planning accounting management - reporting on European funding projects - assessment of the performance of local authorities PREREQUISITES Basic knowledge of public economics is recommended to effectively address the teaching content TEACHING METHODS The training activity is divided into lectures, interactive teaching, guided study, practical exercises and seminar activities. For attending students the learning assessment includes a written test and an oral exam at the end of the course. The lessons are face-to-face and, "in accordance with the rules for access to university premises adopted to counter the spread of the COVID pandemic, the lessons can possibly be carried out on TEAMS. The TEAMS code will eventually be communicated via aulaweb SYLLABUS/CONTENT A) Institutional part: - Fiscal federalism - Assignment of responsibilities between the different levels of government - The financing of decentralized bodies - Intergovernmental transfers - Equalization - Coordination and fiscal discipline - Institutional assets and financing of decentralized entities in Italy B) Seminar part: Insights on current topics of regional and local finance. RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY For non-attending students: S. Piperno, La finanza decentrata in Italia, ed. Il Mulino, Bologna AA.VV, La finanza territoriale. Rapporto 2018, Rubbettino For attending students: texts and readings will be reported during lessons TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD LUCA GANDULLIA Ricevimento: - Monday h. 11.00-13.00 at the Department of Political and International Sciences (DISPI) - after lessons - On appointment Exam Board LUCA GANDULLIA (President) ENRICO DI BELLA LUCIA LEPORATTI (Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START Second semester Class schedule L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy. EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION Oral exam with written exercises ASSESSMENT METHODS For students attending the learning assessment includes two written tests during the course and an oral exam at the end of the course. The two written tests refer to different parts of the course program. For non-attending students the verification consists only of the oral exam. Questions about the contents of the program and graphic exercises The Examining Board is designated by the Department Council (DISPO) and chaired by the course professor. Exam schedule Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 16/12/2022 10:30 GENOVA Orale 20/01/2023 10:30 GENOVA Orale 10/02/2023 10:30 GENOVA Orale 09/06/2023 10:30 GENOVA Orale 30/06/2023 10:30 GENOVA Orale 14/07/2023 10:30 GENOVA Orale 08/09/2023 10:30 GENOVA Orale FURTHER INFORMATION Students with special educational needs, disabilities and SLDs are invited to contact the Department contact person (Prof. Aristide Canepa) and the teachers to agree on teaching and exam methods that take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory instruments. In respect of privacy, students must never send their certificates to individual teachers.