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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SP04104063, A.A. 2014/15

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1841, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 ROBERTO ANTONIETTI SECS-P/02

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 13/06/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

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Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide students with the basic principles of economics: microeconomics, macroeconomics and national accounting.
Examination methods: Written exam.
Assessment criteria: Attending students will be evaluated on their capability to understand the subjects discussed in class and described in the main textbook.
Non-attending students will be evaluated only on their capability to understand the subjects described in the textbook.
Course unit contents: The first part is devoted to microeconomics, and in particular to: consumer behaviour and product demand; firm behaviour and product supply; market behaviour and the interaction between supply and demand for goods and services.
The second part is related to macroeconomics. Starting from the principles of national accounting, the model of GDP determination will be analysed, followed by the study of financial markets and of the IS-LM and the aggregate demand-aggregate supply models.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: First part (microeconomics):

1. Introduction to economic theory
2. Consumer behaviour and market demand
3. Firm behaviour and market supply
4. Perfectly competitive markets and the interplay between the demand and supply of goods

Second part (macroeconomics):

1. GDP measurement and determination: national acccounting, macroeconomic variables and the model of GDP determination
2. Financial markets: interest rate, demand for investments, exports, money demand and supply
3. IS-LM model
4. Economic policies
5. Agregate demand and supply
Additional notes about suggested reading: For non-attending students: Chapters from 1 to 14 (included), excluding Chapter 5.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Gilberto Antonelli, Giulio Cainelli, Nicola de Liso, Riccardo Leoncini, Sandro Montresor, Economia. Torino: Giappichelli, 2009. Terza edizione
  • Stefano D'Addona, Nicola Grassano e Sandro Montresor, Economia. Quesiti. Torino: Giappichelli, 2013. Terza edizione