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School of Economics and Political Science
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Course unit
HUMAN CAPITAL AND HEALTH
EPP6077341, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
EP2422, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track ECONOMICS [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN CAPITAL AND HEALTH
Website of the academic structure http://www.economia.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/economia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-EP2422-002PD-2017-EPP6077341-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 GIORGIO BRUNELLO SECS-P/02
Other lecturers MARCO BERTONI SECS-P/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione AA 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Presidente)
BERTONI MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
PARIGI BRUNO MARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Intermediate micro, macro and econometrics
Target skills and knowledge: The first part (32 hours) will cover topics in the economics of education and human capital

The second part (10 hours) will cover topics in health economics
Examination methods: written exam plus a presentation of a paper in the relevant area at the end of the course
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will include the ability to present somebody else's research as well the understanding of methods and their applications
Course unit contents: Economics of education will cover the following topics (selection):

human capital and growth
health and growth
returns to education
market failures in education
private and public schools
curricula differentiation and tracking
tests, teaching to the test and cheating
immigration and education
training

the second part of the course will focus on health economics
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: lectures
Additional notes about suggested reading: a reading list will be provided
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)