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School of Economics and Political Science
POLITICAL SCIENCES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS
Course unit
PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
SP04104063, A.A. 2016/17

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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. 2016/17
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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
Branch PADOVA
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

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
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 26/09/2016
End of activities 21/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge concerning algebra, good attitude to abstract reasoning.
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at providing the main tools of analysis of market behaviour, both at a micro and a macro (introductory) level. Students will be instructed on the main stylised facts of actual economies.
Examination methods: 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.
Assessment criteria: The main criteria for assessment are completeness and precision of learning
Course unit contents: The course presents the main elementary tools of micro- and macroeconomic analysis. Such tools are based on a simple formal representation of the economy, and will be illustrated by means of real-world cases.
Programme
Part I Microeconomics
I.1) The economy as a spontaneous order: the market mechanism and the role of prices
I.2) The foundations of the theory of supply and demand
I.3) The labour market and the theory of distribution
I.4) Analysis of inequality and poverty
I.5) Market failures and microeconomic policies

Part II Macroeconomics
II.1) Elements of national accounting
II.2) Aggregate expenditure and the income multiplier
II.3) The macroeconomic role of the public sector
II.4) Inflation and unemployment in the short run and in the long.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists of 65 hours of lecture
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • 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