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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP4064803, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICY
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English

Teacher in charge THOMAS BASSETTI SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First trimester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 01/12/2017

Prerequisites: Student should know the basics of macroeconomics. In particular, students should be familiar with both short- and medium-run models. Mathematics and statistics skills are extremely useful.
Target skills and knowledge: This course is a primer on macroeconomic policies and stabilization and aims to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills that are currently required by both public and private organizations involved in the analysis of macroeconomic policies.
Examination methods: There will be a written exam covering lectures and discussions.
Assessment criteria: A typical exam is composed by three questions. All questions contribute equally to the final score.
Course unit contents: Contents:
1 Concepts
2 Economic Policy in a Complex World
3 Fiscal Policy
4 Monetary Policy
5 International Financial Integration and Foreign-Exchange Policy
6 Growth Policies
7 Tax Policy
8 Economic Policy and the 2007–09 Crisis
9 Actual Debate
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The teaching method consists of frontal lectures with the use of multimedia supports. Lectures will also cover the current debates on economic policy.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture slides will be available at the Moodle webpage of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Benoît Cœuré, Pierre Jacquet, and Jean Pisani-Ferry, Economic Policy: Theory and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-19-532273-6