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School of Economics and Political Science
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
Course unit
ECONOMICS OF HUMAN CAPITAL
EPP3050097, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE
EP1980, Degree course structure A.Y. 2013/14, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMICS OF HUMAN CAPITAL
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/spgi/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-EP1980-000ZZ-2019-EPP3050097-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 is available ONLY for students enrolled in HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ARRIGO OPOCHER SECS-P/01

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
EPP3050097 ECONOMICS OF HUMAN CAPITAL ARRIGO OPOCHER IF0314

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 6.0

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2013 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic micro- and macroeconomics; good mastering of simple algebraic expressions and of graphical representations
Target skills and knowledge: Students will learn to analyse education from the standpoint of individual economic choices, inequalities, and economic growth. Also, they will learn to apply the theoretical framework to a series of issues of current interest re human rights.
Examination methods: The overall assessment consists in a series of assignemts given during the course (30% of the final grades) and in a written test with open questions (70%).
Assessment criteria: The assessment will test the completeness and precision of the students' understanding of the methods and topics of the course and their degree of autonomy in applying and discussing them. Due account will be taken of compliance with the assignments.
Course unit contents: I. Defining human capital
a. Quantitative and qualitative dimensions of human resources
b. Market and non-market, economic and non-economic, sources and outcomes of education
c. Analogies and differences between physical and human capital
d. Schooling, on-the-job training, adult education, migration, health as investments

II. Microeconomics of human capital
a. Private costs and returns of the investment in human capital
b. Social costs and returns to education
c. Earnings inequality, employability and human capital
d. Investment in human capital in the presence of labour market discrimination

III. Macroeconomics of human capital
a. The sources of economic growth
b. Accumulation of human capital as a source of economic growth
c. Unemployment, skill loss and the long-run effects of economic crises
d. Emigration and human capital in poor countries
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course consists in 45 class hours, with the aid of slides that students can download from the elearning Platform 'Moodle'. Students are requested to do a series of assignments (elaborations of empirical data, short comments on academic articles, ...) using the Moodle platform.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The reading list is given during the course and consists in a series of journal articles, chapters of books, and official reports which can be downloaded from the elearning platform Moodle
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities