ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL

First cycle degree in ECONOMICS

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Third Quarter

Lecturer: ELISABETTA LODIGIANI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Course held during the International Summer Program in Padova: intensive classes especially dedicated to international students. Classes and exam: May - mid June.

The course Economics of Social Capital will go through both theoretical models and econometric tools. Therefore, attending students are expected to be familiar with basic mathematical analysis, basic statistics and econometrics.
Examination methods: written exam
Course unit contents: This course will offer a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical concept and empirical applications of social capital in economics. We will look at how social capital is defined, and we will discuss measurement issues. Then we will analyze the effects of social capital on social and economic development.
The following topics will be covered during the course:
• Definitions of social capital. What is social capital. Social capital and other types of capital.
• Measurement issues
• Topics on Social Capital and Development
o Social capital and institutions,
o Social capital and economic growth,
o Social capital and health
• Topics on Social Capital as Patterns of Connections
o Immigrant Networks and Social Capital