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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01104057, A.A. 2015/16

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0061, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2015/16
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
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 DANIEL VECCHIATO AGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 15/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
11 Commissione a.a. 2019/20: fino al 29/02/2020 01/12/2019 29/02/2020 PAGLIACCI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
DEFRANCESCO EDI (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)
10 Commissione a.a. 2019/20: dal 01/03/2020 01/03/2020 30/11/2020 PETTENELLA DAVIDE MATTEO (Presidente)
SECCO LAURA (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19: dal 25/02/2019 25/02/2019 30/11/2019 PAGLIACCI FRANCESCO (Presidente)
DEFRANCESCO EDI (Membro Effettivo)
GATTO PAOLA (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19: fino al 23/02/2019 01/12/2018 23/02/2019 ONOFRI LAURA (Presidente)
TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Membro Effettivo)
7 Commissione a.a. 2017/18: dal 26/02/2018 26/02/2018 30/11/2018 ONOFRI LAURA (Presidente)
TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Membro Effettivo)
6 Commissione a.a. 2017/18: fino al 23/02/2018 01/12/2017 23/02/2018 CLERICI LUCA (Presidente)
TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Membro Effettivo)
5 Commissione a.a. 2016/17: dal 27/02/2017 27/02/2016 30/11/2017 CLERICI LUCA (Presidente)
TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Membro Effettivo)
4 Commissione a.a. 2016/17: fino al 25/02/2017 01/12/2016 25/02/2017 VECCHIATO DANIEL (Presidente)
TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Membro Effettivo)
PISANI ELENA (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)
3 Commissione A.A. 2015/16: dal 01/03/2016 01/03/2016 30/11/2016 VECCHIATO DANIEL (Presidente)
TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Membro Effettivo)
PISANI ELENA (Supplente)
SECCO LAURA (Supplente)
2 Commissione A.A. 2015/16: fino al 29/02/2016 01/12/2015 29/02/2016 TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Presidente)
PISANI ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
THIENE MARA (Supplente)
1 Commissione A.A. 2014/15 01/12/2014 30/11/2015 TEMPESTA TIZIANO (Presidente)
PISANI ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
THIENE MARA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of algebra (the study of functions, derivatives and integrals)
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the behavior of the main economic agents and the functioning of markets;
Knowledge of the relationships that are established between economy and environment and tools to be used to reduce negative externalities.
At the end of the course the student will be able to understand the main laws that regulate the economy and will have acquired the ability to interpret the main economic issues arising from the interactions between production activities and the environment.
Examination methods: The exam is partly oral and partly written. Progress tests will be scheduled if compatible with the Degree Course Regulation.
Assessment criteria: To assess the preparation the following topics will be considered:
- knowledge of the long run dynamics of the Italian and international economy;
- the ability to use partial equilibrium models to interpret the dynamics of the markets, the main laws of economics and the effect of the instruments for the control of positive and negative externalities.
Course unit contents: 1° credit: Introduction to microeconomics: what is economy; resource scarcity and economic approach to resource allocation; supply and demand laws; market failures.
2° credit: Economic system, GDP and welfare measures; transformation of the Italian economy with reference to the most important economic aggregates (GDP, employment, inflation rate).
3°Demand and supply; market equilibrium, factors affecting the market equilibrium
4° credit : Consumer theory (basic element). Production and supply; firm’s profit maximisation and cost minimisation decision making process; revenue, cost and profit; different types of costs; short run and long run supply functions;
5° credit: Perfect competition and alternative market structures such as monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition; Land and capital market. Mathematical finance.
6° credit: Pareto-efficiency, social welfare. Market failures and public intervention. Pollution control instruments. Command and control instruments. Marked based instruments (emission charges, marketable emission permissions, Coasian solutions, subsidies).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes lectures only. During the lessons, however, will be carried out from time to time exercises on specific topics. There will also be forms of direct involvement of students in order to stimulate their critical thinking skills and to check their level of ongoing learning.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The slides presented in class will be available at the link
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • David Begg, Gianluca Vernasca, Stanley Fisher, Rudiger Dornbusch., Microeconomia. IV edizione. --: McGraw-Hill, 2011.
  • Panella G., Economia e politiche dell’ambiente. --: Carocci, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo