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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP8084278, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2444, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL ECONOMY
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 GANAU SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Knowledge of the basic concepts acquired during the courses of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (or Institutions of Political Economy).
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at providing students with the theoretical knowledge essential for the study of intervention areas and instruments of economic policy. In particular, students will acquire skills and competences useful to understand the theoretical and empirical debate on economic policies implemented by national governments and international organisations.
Examination methods: Two options at the student’s choice:
(i) written examination and group presentation (to be held in the classroom during one of the final lectures of the course);
(ii) written examination and individual production of an essay (to be submitted on the day of the final test).

The final grade is defined as follows:
(i) written examination: 70%;
(ii) group presentation or individual essay: 30%.
Notes: The individual essay should be about 3,000 words length.
Assessment criteria: Analitycal capacity and conceptual clarity.
Course unit contents: The first part of the course will analyse theoretical models and (macro)economic policy tools – namely, fiscal and monetary policy tools. The second part of the course, instead, will be highly empirical and will focus on the analysis of international economic policies and institutions. Topics such as trade policy (GATT and WTO) and the economic policies of the International Monetary Fund will be analysed. The third and final part of the course will offer an analysis of the monetary policy interventions by the European Central Bank, and will analyse in detail the regional policies of the European Union looking at issues such as economic growth, regional convergence processes, and the implementation strategies of regional economic policies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and group discussions.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The lecturer will make available to students the slides used during the lectures.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • The reading material (scientific articles) will be made available during the course., --. --: --, --.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Concept maps

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Decent Work and Economic Growth Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities