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Course unit
GI01121712, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course 5 years single cycle degree in
GI0270, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE DI PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination FINANCE LAW (ADVANCED)
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Public, International and Community Law
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge CARLO BURATTI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/03 Finance 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
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Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2014/15 sede di Padova 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 BURATTI CARLO (Presidente)
1 A.A. 2013/14 sede Padova 24/10/2013 30/09/2014 BURATTI CARLO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: Students should have passed the examination of Economia politica e scienza delle finanze (Economics and Public Finance).
Target skills and knowledge: Attending lectures students will be able to understand aims and (likely) effects of some "modernization" processes occuring in recent years in the Italian public administration (State, Regions and Local Governments).
Examination methods: Oral examination plus the evaluation of a short paper on a topic to be agreed with the teacher.
Assessment criteria: The final score will be the average of the score got in the oral examination and the evaluation of the paper.
Course unit contents: The course is mainly concerned with increasing efficiency and effectiveness in public administration and reducing the growth of public expenditures. These policies are extremly important since they may have a relevant impact on economic growth, the country's competitiveness, the sustainability of the public budget as prescribed by the Stability and Growth Pact. Focus will be on the latest years reforms, including reforms in progress, whose ultimate target is to boost efficiency and effectiveness of public spending.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. The huge burden of public expenditure on the national economy and the need for efficiency and effectiveness in public spending
2. The theory of bureaucracy
3. The budget process in Italy
4. The reform of budget and accounts of State, Regions and Local Governments
5. The Spending Review as an instrument to increase efficiency of public expenditures
6. Horizontal and targeted cuts to the public budget: different effects and effectiveness
7. External and constitutional constraints to the public budget
8. Constraints on the public budget stemming from the European Stability and Growth Pact and recent innovation in the EU governance
9. The reform of fiscal federalism in Italy as a further step towards efficiency and effectiveness of local public expenditure
10. The implementation of Act 42/2009: ambitious targets, uncertain results
11. The rationalization of the Public Administration through the suppression, pooling and/or re-organization of various bodies.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Because of the peculiar appoach of the course, no textbook covers the topics adequately. Papers and documents useful to highlight the lectures' topics will be handed by the teacher during lectures and/or by e.mail. Attending lectures is strongly recommended.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)