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School of Economics and Political Science
LAW AND ECONOMICS
Course unit
PUBLICS ECONOMICS 2 AND ECONOMIC POLICY (C.I.)
EPP6077347, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LAW AND ECONOMICS
EC0222, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Course unit English denomination PUBLICS ECONOMICS 2 AND ECONOMIC POLICY (C.I.)
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 LUCIANO GIOVANNI GRECO SECS-P/03

Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
EPP6077349 ECONOMIC POLICY (MOD. B) --
EPP6077348 PUBLICS ECONOMICS 2 (MOD. A LUCIANO GIOVANNI GRECO

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Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 20/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses of Microeconomics and Public economics
Target skills and knowledge: 1. Knowledge targets:
- Understanding social and economic policy tasks (e.g., industrial policy, infrastructure policy) and mechanisms that regulate the interaction between State and private firms (e.g. taxes, subsidies, institutions, regulation or contracts);
- Understanding the effects of tax and subsidies on private firms' behaviors;
- Understanding the functioning of contracts between public institutions and private firms (e.g., firms carrying out outsourced public services);
- Understanding the principles of the optimal design of public policies in the terms of the trade-off between efficiency and other objectives of public interest;
- Understanding the principles of ex ante assessment of public policies, and particularly of public investments;
2. Skills:
- Ability to read and understand the basic literature on the issues covered by the course, particularlyu on taxation and subsidiation of firms, public-private contracts, and ex ante assessment of public investments;
- Capacity to solve simple problems of public decision-making regarding taxation and subsidiation of firms and public-private contracts;
- Ability to interpret the fundamental results of the literature on economic and financial policy about taxation-subsidiation of firms and public-private contracts;
- Capacity to interpret and use basic tools of the ex ante assessment of public investments;
- Capacity to organize and communicate questions, methods, and results of the relevant, theoretical and empirical economic research;
3. Soft skills:
- Ability to organize and work in teams;
- Capacity to participate in class discussions, seminars and possible instruction visits with original and interesting comments.
Examination methods: The verification of acquired knowledge and skills is based on: a written exam; team work and students' seminars.
1) The written exam is based on open questions aiming at verifying the degree of knowledge of issues covered during lectures and the capacity to solve simple problems about the issues covered during the course.
2) The students have to select a case study (or a paper selected from a reading list proposed by the instructor). Then they present a seminar of the case study (or the selected paper). Depending on the number of attending students such works could be done in groups, according to instructors' prescriptions.
Assessment criteria: The final assessment is the result of the evaluation of the written exam (50%), of students' seminars (40%) and the quality of class participation (10%). The assessment criteria are conceived to reward: the quality of acquired knowledge and skills; the proper use of technical language and of theoretical and empirical analysis tools; the capacity to use acquired knowledge and skills; the quality of written and oral communication.

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Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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