ECONOMIC POLICY

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali ECONOMIC POLICY

1212100045
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE, SOCIALI E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2017/2018



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1080LESSONS
Objectives
THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE ARE TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASIC MACROECONOMIC MODELS AND TO ILLUSTRATE THEIR POLICY IMPLICATIONS IN CLOSED AND OPEN ECONOMIES. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THE FOLLOWING KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
-KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE REAL AND FINANCIAL SECTORS OF ECONOMIC SYSTEMS;
- TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEIR INTERACTION MAY INFLUENCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ECONOMIC POLICIES;
-TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ECONOMIC POLICIES THROUGH A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT ECONOMIES WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION.
Prerequisites
PREREQUISITES
TO BE ADMITTED TO THE COURSE, STUDENTS MUST HAVE PASSED THE EXAM "ISTITUZIONI DI ECONOMIA"

Contents
-THE IS-LM MODEL IS PRESENTED TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY IN A CLOSED ECONOMY.
-THE ANALYSIS IS SUBSEQUENTLY EXTENDED TO OPEN ECONOMIES BY INTRODUCING THE CONCEPTS OF NOMINAL AND REAL EXCHANGE RATE. AFTER STUDYING THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN REAL AND FINANCIAL MARKETS IN OPEN ECONOMIES, THE EFFECTS OF FISCAL AND MONETARY POLICY IN FIXED AND FLEXIBLE EXCHANGE RATE REGIMES WILL BE ANALYZED.

-THE AS-AD MODEL IS PRESENTED AND THE MEDIUM EFFECTS OF MACROECONOMIC POLICIES ARE INVESTIGATED.
-THE DETERMINANTS OF LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT AND INFLATION ARE THEN ANALYZED.
-FINALLY THE SOLOW MODEL IS IINTRODUCED.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES
Verification of learning
WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAM IN ORDER TO ASSESS WHETHER STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE INTERCONNECTIONS AMONG THE PARTS OF AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM AND TO APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE TO SPECIFIC ECONOMIC CONTEXTS. WRITTEN EXAM LASTS FOR 2 HOURS AND CONSISTS OF EXERCISES AND OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS.
Texts
MACROECONOMIA. UNA PROSPETTIVA EUROPEA.
BLANCHARD, AMIGHINI, GIAVAZZI, ED. IL MULINO.
More Information
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