|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/01|
|SECTIONING||This unit is divided into 3 sections:|
Prerequisites (for future units)
The course of Economics offers the essential tools required to understand the incentives behind the choices of rational economic agents operating in a certain market.
In order to attend in the most profitable way the course of Economics a basic knowledge about relations between algebraic variables is strictly necessary. The concepts studied by economists can be often conveyed in numerical form and economic variables can be illustrated by means of graphs (or Cartesian diagrams) which are the main tools for analyzing their patterns. Graphs and diagrams serve mainly two purposes. First, in the formulation of economic theories they offer a synthetic and a visual representation of the theoretical frameworks taken into consideration, which is usually more easily understood than the corresponding analytical expressions that instead relies on systems of equations. Moreover, in the analysis of economic data, graphs allow students to highlight how economic variables are correlated with each other and establishing their temporal trend.
The course is taught with frontal lectures, for a total of 54 hours (corresponding to 9 CFU), during the lessons the main microeconomic and macroeconomic models will be presented and discussed.
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Microeconomics Basic concepts. Competition and efficiency. Market failures.
Macroeconomics Basic concepts. The market for goods. Financial markets. The IS-LM model and short-run equiibrium.
N. Gregory Mankiw, L’essenziale di economia, ultima edizione, Zanichelli, Bologna.
Le parti del testo di riferimento sono i seguenti capitoli: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 e 26. Altro materiale sarà carito sulla piattaforma di aula web.
Office hours: After class.
GIULIA BIANCHI (President)
FABRIZIO GAZZO (Substitute)
ALBERTO MARCHESELLI (Substitute)
I semester from September to December
With regard to the educational objectives set, the verification of the acquisition of knowledge by the students will be carried out at the end of the course through a written exam
Attending lecturers is not compulsory. The program of the course is the same for attending and non-attending students.
It is strongly recommended to register for the course on AulaWeb, to receive information and download the teaching material analyzed in class.