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The Course aims at providing students with analytical tools for studying the public sector economics and the role of the State within the Economy. The course gives students a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the role of the State, the welfare state, and the design of the tax system. The main objective is to enable students to understand the practical problems involved in implementing these principles.
The Course aims to analyze public intervention in the economic system, and to provide analytical tools to interpret the main problems related to public economic activity.
The teaching course provides the basic tools to explain the role of the Government in the functioning of the economic system and to understand the economic effects implied by the Public Intervention in the Economy in terms of equity and efficiency.
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the following learning outcomes.
1) Knowledge and understanding. The student will have acquired adequate knowledge and an effective theoretical and applied to understand: the principles that inform the role of the State in the economy and the methods of intervention in the production of goods and services, in the redistributive and regulatory activity, and to stabilize the economic cycle; the criteria and methodologies for analyzing resource allocation and income distribution, that public intervention generates in the various subjects and on different markets; the criteria and methodologies for the analysis of taxation and the economic principles of taxes
2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding. The student will be able to apply the knowledge acquired and to understand and evaluate, with a critical spirit and independent judgment: the effects of public intervention on different markets, in a national and international context; how taxes affect agents' choices, in particular on work and production choices, on organizational, investment, financing and location choices; the main economic effects of alternative hypotheses of structural reforms (tax, pension, health, welfare, etc.)
3) Communication skills. The student will acquire mastery of the technical terminology in order to deal clearly and unambiguously with public administration officials and with all economic subjects that deal with the fiscal and economic variables of expenditure in formulating their decisions.
4) Learning skills. The student will develop learning skills to autonomously investigate the issues related to the extension and effects of public intervention in the economy. The course will offer students different methodologies for assessing economic and fiscal policies with a rigorous formal approach, and graphic analysis. Students will learn and understand how withdrawal and expenditure by the public operator affect the organizational, investment, work, and production choices of the economic system.
Recommended prerequisites are the knowledge of: the basic principles of Microeconomics, the competition system (supply and demand functions); income and substitution effects
Attendance is recommended. The teaching will include lessons, seminars, lectures, case analyzes, and exercises to be carried out at home and/or in the classroom. All the lessons are video recorded and are available to the students enrolled.
Please refer to the AulaWeb teaching platform for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.
Part I - The course includes the following topics:
Public Intervention in the Economy
Methods for quantifying the economic effects of taxes: equity and efficiency
Redistribution and Welfare State
Part II: The program also includes specific in-depth studies on the following topics:
Information on the textbook and other additional supports (slides, homework texts, ...) will be made available on Aulaweb
Office hours: Tuesday 14-16 (Office n.19, 1st flor, Department of Economics - Darsena) Any changes due to possible health emergency restrictions will be promptly communicated by the teacher through the Aulaweb platform.
BARBARA CAVALLETTI (President)
13 Sept. 2021- 10 Dec. 2021
Alternatively written/oral examination in English
The assessing methods for the learning outcomes consist in workshops, exercises, and group work, during the lectures
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