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Faculty of Political Science
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
Course unit
PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
SP04104063, A.A. 2011/12

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
SP1421, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2011/12
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ARRIGO OPOCHER SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/09/2011
End of activities 28/01/2012
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Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge concerning the institutions, the history and the main problems of society. Basic knowledge concerning algebra, geometry and statistics. Good attitude to abstract logics
Target skills and knowledge:: The course is aimed at mastering the main tools of analysis of market behaviour, at a micro and a macro (introductory) level. Students will be instructed on the main stylised facts of actual economies.
Course unit contents: The course presents the main elementary tools of micro- and macroeconomic analysis. Such tools are based on a simple mathematical representation of the economy, and will be illustrated by means of real examples.
Planned learning activities: Part I: Topics in microeconomics
I.1) The economy as a spontaneous order: prices and market mechanisms
I.2) The fundamentals of the theory of supply and demand
I.3) The labour market and the theory of distribution
I.4) Market failures and microeconomic policy
Part II: Topics in macroeconomics
II.1) Elements of national income accounting
II.2) Aggregate expenditure and the multiplier
II.3) The macroeconomic role of the public sector
II.4) Inflation and unemployment in the long and short runs
Textbooks: R. G. Lipsey e K.A. Chrystal, Economia. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2006. Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 32. Cerca nel catalogo
Teaching methods: The lectures will make use of the normal multi-media systems. Students are requested to subscribe to an elearning course in the 'Moodle' platform, where they will find the lecture slides, possible further readings and interactive tutorials.
Assessment criteria: The assessment consists in multiple choice questions and will be pc-assisted online. Students who pass the written examination may wish to undertake also an oral examination.
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