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Unit ECONOMICS OF THE PUBBLIC AND INDUSTRIAL SECTOR

Course
Business administration
Study-unit Code
22032206
Location
TERNI
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Cristina Montesi
Teachers
  • Cristina Montesi - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Cristina Montesi
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2016
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Affine/integrativa
Area
Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector
SECS-P/03
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
The course aims to provide some basic knowledge in the field of Public Economy, of Industrial Economics and of Economics of Industrial Organization, with an institutionalist key of interpretation, paying special attention to the role played by institutions in the market (in primis by the State, but also by history, culture, traditions, ethics, trustful social ties, gift, religion, spirituality) to promote economic and human development, to prevent or to remedy market failures or to lubrificate its functioning.
Reference texts
TEXTBOOKS FOR THE GENERAL PART

1) Brosio G. (1995), Introduzione all'economia dell'organizzazione, NIS, Roma (capitolo 2, par. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 2.10.1, 2.10.2, capitolo 3, par.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.5.1 solo primo capoverso, 3.5.2, 3.7, capitolo 4, par.4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, , 4.4, 4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2 sino a p.106).
2) Montesi C. (2002), I precedenti storici: economia, società, istituzioni alla fonte di uno sviluppo endogeno del ternano, in Grasselli P., Musotti F. (a cura di) (2002), “Esperienze di sviluppo locale e dinamiche dell'industria manifatturiera umbra”, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp.205-238.
3) Montesi C. (2008), Dare, ricevere, ricambiare: il paradigma del dono come alternativa antropologica ed economica, in Grasselli P., Montesi C. (a cura di) (2008), “L’interpretazione dello spirito del dono”, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp.81-107.
4) Montesi C. (2011), Dono ed economia: inconciliabilità o fertilizzazione incrociata?, in “Studi Economici e Sociali”, anno XLVI, n.4, pp.65-84.
5) Montesi C. (2009), Un confronto comparato tra differenti business ethics nella prospettiva del bene comune, in Grasselli P. (a cura di) (2009), “Idee e metodi per il bene comune”, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp.112-131.
6) Montesi C. (2011), La prospettiva spirituale nell’evoluzione dei sistemi economico-sociali, in “Studi Economici e Sociali”, anno XLVI, n.3, pp.25-44.
7) Montesi C., Menegon S. (2011), Partecipazione femminile al mercato del lavoro, modelli europei di welfare e politiche amichevoli per le famiglie, in Grasselli P., Signorelli S. (a cura di) (2011), “Transizione università-lavoro e costruzione del bene comune”, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp.235-270.
8) Montesi C. (2011), Impresa civile, bene comune, tempi di vita e di lavoro, in Grasselli P. (a cura di) (2011), “L’impresa e la sfida del bene comune”, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp.123-146.
9)Montesi C. (2016), L’Economia Civile nella contemporaneità, in Montesi C., “Il Paradigma dell’Economia Civile. Radici storiche e nuovi orizzonti”, Umbria Volontariato Edizioni, 2016, pp.85-106.
10) Bentivogli C., Trento S.(2005), Economia e politica della concorrenza, Carocci, Roma, (capitolo 1, par. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.5.1 e 1.5.2, capitolo 2, par. 2.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2, capitolo 3, par. 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, capitolo 5, par.5.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, capitolo 7, par. 7.1, 7.2, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.4, 7.4.1, capitolo 8, par.8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.3.1, 8.3.2, 8.4).
11) Montesi C. (2007), Analisi dell’evoluzione del concetto di concorrenza secondo vari approcci teorici, in Palazzo A., Sassi A.(a cura di) (2007), “Diritto privato del mercato”, Tipolitografica Pievese, Perugia, pp.291-325.

TEXBOOKS FOR THE MONOTHEMATC ISSUE

The texbooks concerning the monothematic issue to be discussed during the current academic year are communicated as soon as the monographic theme has been identified, or at the latest at the beginning of the lessons.
Educational objectives
The course aims to provide some basic knowledge in the field of Public economy, of Industrial Economics and in the field of Economics of Industrial Organization, with an institutionalist key of interpretation, paying special attention to the role played by institutions in the market (in primis by the State, but also by history, culture, ethics, traditions, trustful social ties, gift, religion, spirituality). The course also aims to provide a pluralistic reading of economic phenomena, in the acquisition of a multiplicity of perspectives that depart from the observation that markets always have a political and ethical background; from the recognition of the existence of different mechanisms of human motivation at the basis of economic behaviour which are not linked only to "homo economicus" paradigm; by the finding of the existence, besides market, of other forms of regulation of the exchanges which correspond to different forms of economies (public economy and market economy: private and civil); from the observation of the presence of different categories of “goods” and notions of “value” which widen the range of the possible explanations of the more or less efficient functioning of the market.
The main knowledge gained will be:

1. knowledge related to market failures and related remedies (market or otherwise) to such failures;
2. knowledge of the main theories about the birth of enterprises;
3. knowledge relating to the different types of existing organizations;
4. knowledge about the various reasons for the industrial cooperation and the various forms of cooperation between enterprises;
5. knowledge about the historical roots of Italian industrial development of and of the development of Terni, as well as its evolutionary /regressive trajectories and related policies for its revival;
6. knowledge of the role that various institutions may play in the economy (especially the State, but also ethics, social capital, religion, spirituality);
7. knowledge concerning the interpretation of the various functions, more or less traditional, that the State performs in the economic field with emphasis on Welfare State (and its evolution towards Welfare mix and to Welfare of relations), the protection of competition, the industry policy and industrial policies;
8. knowledge about the evolution of the concept of competition in an interdisciplinary key.

The main capabilities which the course could develop will be:

1. ability to analyze economic phenomena in a critical, dynamic, pluralistic way;
2. ability to choose the optimal organization, among the many available, to be taken to achieve a given industrial project;
3. ability to choose, between public or private company, the best mode of production of a particular good or service;
4. ability to choose, among all the possible forms of network of companies, the one which is best suited to a certain type of business;
5. ability to choose the most appropriate business ethics in reference to the environment inside and outside the company;
6. ability to choose the right family-work harmonization policy which is more appropriate for a given business and territorial context;
7. ability to make the analysis of the competitive environment with the formulation of the related strategies of competitive advantage most appropriate to it.
Prerequisites
In order to understand the contents of the discipline students need to have passed the examinations of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Basic knowledge of microeconomics on various forms of market (perfect competition, oligopoly, monopoly, monopolistic competition) and on their functioning are essential together with Basic knowledge of macroeconomics related specially to the components of aggregate demand and supply and to general macroeconomic equilibrium.
Teaching methods
The course in Public economics and industrial sectors includes lectures; development of single issue made by carrying out interdisciplinary seminars or other initiatives with the participation of experts; film screenings; interdisciplinary conferences; dialogues about firm; educational visits.
Other information
MONOTHEMATIC ISSUES

The course in Public Economics and industrial sectors each year plays a study on a specific theme, particularly on a topical scientific and/or frontier theme, which is further developed as part of a seminar or through other initiatives in collaboration with external experts or with other academics.
Here is the historical overview of the single issue treated since 2000:

2000
QUALITY
Seminar: "The continuous improvement of quality of the Vision 2000" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2001
COMPETITION
Seminar: "The quality of the competition in market competition: tools and methodologies for quality improvement" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2002
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Seminar: "Environmental certification ISO 14001" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2003
THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR AND THE RELATION BETWEEN ETHICS AND ECONOMICS
Seminar: "Models for the construction of an integrated management system for excellence in the organization: quality, environment, health and safety, ethical certification" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2004
THE PARADOX OF HAPPINESS IN ECONOMY
Seminar: "A happy company is also competitive: the paradigms of quality" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2005
THE GENDER DIFFERENCE IN MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS FIELD
Seminar: "Gender is a competitive variable of organizations. The point of view of quality" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2006
THE INTANGIBLE IN COMPANY
Seminar: "The intangible and donative components of Corporate Competitiveness" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2007
A COMPARISON BETWEEN DIFFERENT BUSINESS ETHICS
Seminar: "Corporate social responsibility" by Ing.Sergio Bini

2008
THE ECONOMY OF COMMUNION
A meeting took place at the Industrial Polo Lionello Bonfanti in Incisa Val d'Arno (Florence) with businessmen/ entrepreneurs who adhere to the Economy of Communion to illustrate the guide and operational principles of this new paradigm of ethical business management. After the meeting a visit to their companies located in Loppiano took place

2009
GIFT PARADIGM IN ECONOMY
A meeting took place at the Industrial Polo Lionello Bonfanti in Incisa Val d'Arno (Florence) with Prof.Luigino Bruni of Milan Bicocca University on the Economy of Communion on the occasion of the 18th anniversary of its founding. The participation to a conference of Prof .Stefano Zamagni of Bologna University on the Economy of Communion took place at the auditorium of the University of Sophia (Loppiano-Incisa Val d'Arno) in the same day

2010
THE SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE IN THE EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS
Seminar: "Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism, Catholic Ethics and the spirit of capitalism" by Prof.Romano Molesti.

2012
WORK-FAMILY HARMONIZATION AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY POLICIES IN THE TERRITORY
Seminar: "The policies friendly to families in the territory" by Arch.Donatella Venti, Manager of the Land, Public Works, Economic Development, Social Policies of the Province of Terni

2013
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF CARE WORK
Seminar "Care work" by Dr.Antonello Scialdone, Isfol
Seminar on "The Rule of St. Benedict, fertility and beauty of everyday life. The wise balance between life times and work times in Benedictine Civil Economy" by Father Luke Scolari of the Monastic Fraternity of the Transfiguration of the Temple of Peace of Monte Terminillo

2014
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF TERNI AREA
Seminar: "Chemistry in Terni: the present, the past, what future?" by Dr. Paolo Olivieri, former Director of the Polo Montedison Terni and author of the book "Polypropylene: an Italian story"

2015
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE TEACHINGS OF SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Three interdisciplinary conferences made during the Festival of Teresian spirituality, co-designed by the chair of Public Economics along with other insitutions, during the fifth centenary of the birth of Teresa of Avila (the Festival took place from January 2015 to October 2015).
The conference covered the following topics: "Teresa and human and social frailties" (April 10, 2015, at 16, at Aula Magna of the Department of Economics in Terni); "Teresa founder. The Ways of Teresa, enlightened manager" (April 24, 2015, at 16 at Aula Magna of the Department of Economics in Terni); Lectio magistralis of Prof.Stefano ZAMAGNI, University of Bologna (the founder of Economy Civil) on "Economics and theology: a difficult marriage. Traces of "Civil Economy" in the teaching of Teresa? "(October 9, 2015, at 16 at Aula Magna of the Department of Economics in Terni).

2016
TOGETHER FOR CIVIL ECONOMY

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/roundtables created as part of the initiative "Together for Civil an Economy", co-designed by the chair of Public Economics along with Cesvol of Terni, direct to open a new perspective for the development of the local community based on dialogue between profit and non-profit world.
This new horizon braided theoretical and historical dimension of the '' Civil Economy " provided by academics, experts, professionals, with representative and innovative experiences related to it, coming from the world-profit (trade associations, entrepreneurs, managers, trade unionists) and from non-profit world, which are present in Terni and in its province. The cycle of events was concluded by the conference of Prof.Stefano Zamagni, from the Department of Economics of University of Bologna, a distinguished economist, one of the founders of Civil Economy.
The scientific meetings were supported by training workshops, which had a more professional content.
The seminars, held on a monthly basis, took place at the Hall of the Polis Center, in Montefiorino Street n. 12 / c Terni, and concerned the following topics:

UNA LEZIONE DI ECONOMIA CIVILE: EDUCARE ALLE VIRTÙ NEL MERCATO E NELLA SOCIETÀ (PROF.SSA CRISTINA MONTESI, DIPARTIMENTO DI ECONOMIA, UNIVERSITA` DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA)
20 FEBBRAIO 2016

ECONOMIA CIVILE ED IMPRESA RESPONSABILE (PROF.PIERLUIGI GRASSELLI, DIPARTIMENTO DI ECONOMIA, UNIVERSITA` DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA)
19 MARZO 2016
OLTRE IL PROFITTO. IMPRESE ED UMANESIMO CIVILE (PROF.MARCO MOSCHINI, DIPARTIMENTO DI FILOSOFIA, UNIVERSITA` DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA)
9 APRILE 2016

IL RUOLO DEI CONSUM–ATTORI NELL’ECONOMIA CIVILE (PROF.LEONARDO BECCHETTI, DIPARTIMENTO DI ECONOMIA, UNIVERSITA` DI ROMA “TOR VERGATA” e ROSARIO TREFILETTI, FEDERCONSUMATORI)
14 MAGGIO 2016

LE INFRASTRUTTURE PER L’ECONOMIA CIVILE (ANTONELLO SCIALDONE, ISFOL)
28 MAGGIO 2016

LA BUONA VOLONTA` PER L’ECONOMIA CIVILE
TAVOLA ROTONDA con rappresentanti delle principali istituzioni impegnate nella promozione dell’Economia Civile
17 GIUGNO 2016

PROVE D’ORCHESTRA: INCAMMINARSI VERSO FORME DI COLLABORAZIONE TRA SETTORE PROFIT E NON PROFIT (PROF.STEFANO ZAMAGNI, DIPARTIMENTO DI ECONOMIA, UNIVERSITA`DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA)
7 OTTOBRE 2016

2017
THE ELECTIVE AFFINITIES BETWEEN WORLD PROFIT AND WORLD NON-PROFIT
Congress “Third Sector Reform.What is going to change"? 17 ottobre 2016

2018
THE ART OF PUBLIC HAPPINESS. HISTORY AND ACTUALITY OF AN IDEA OF CIVIL ECONOMY

2019
THE DYNAMICS OF CHILDREN POVERTY

FILM TRADITION

FILM SCREENING

The course in Public Economics and industrial sectors since 2005 has tried to adopt a new language, such as movie, for understanding economy. In this perspective, in classroom, a film or a documentary is viewed concerning the monothematic issue chosen in the academic year. This showing serves as a starting point for a series of economic considerations and as a basis for the discussion at the seminar carried out on the same theme by an external expert.
Here is the historical overview of the films viewed from 2005 in relation to the single issue treated:

2005 The gender difference in managerial and entrepreneurial field
Film: "Baby Boom" directed by C.Shyer, main performers: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard.

2006 The gift and the other intangible components present in the enterprise
Film "Sacred Heart" directed by F.Ozpetek, main performers: Barbara Bobulova

2007 Corporate social responsibility
Film "Corporation" directed by M.Moore

2008 The Economy of Communion
Documentary "Economy and Communion Meet"

2010 Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Catholic Ethics and the Spirit of capitalism
Film: "Luther" directed by Eric Till, main performers: Joseph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov

2012 Work-family Harmonization
Film: "Up in the Air" directed by Jason Reitman, main performers: George Clooney

2013 Care work
Film: "The Help" directed by Tate Taylor, main performers: Octavia Spencer,Viola Davis

2015 Economic and social aspects of the teachings of St. Teresa of Avila
Film: "Teresa de Jesus" directed by Juan Orduña

CINEFORUM

The Chair of Environmental Economics cooperates institutionally with the ISTESS (Institute of Theological-Social Studies) for the implementation in Terni, in November, of the Film Festival of People and Religions.

The Chair of Public Economy and industrial sectors has participated, on November 26, 2013 at Aula Magna of the the Department of Economics of Terni, in the frame of Film Festival "People and Religions-Edition 2013", to the screening of two films ( "Solving" by John Mazzitelli and "Suicide Italy. Stories of extreme dignity" by Philip Sordi) concerning the suicides of many Italian entrepreneurs related to the recent economic crisis. The final debate was attended by students, by Prof. Cristina Montesi, by Prof.Mario Pagliacci of the Department of Economics of University of Perugia, by Prof. Stefania Paris of Istess, by directors and actors of the two films.

The Chair of Public Economy and industrial sectors has participated, on November 13, 2014 at the cinema Cityplex of Terni, in the frame of the Film Festival "People and Religions-Edition 2014", to the screening of the documentary "The soup of the devil" by Davide Ferrario, presented at Venice Film Festival 2014, concerning the environmental problems associated with the Italian processes of industrialization. The final debate was attended by students, by Prof.Alessandro Montrone, by Prof. Cristina Montesi, by Prof.Mario Pagliacci of the Department of Economics of University of Perugia, by Prof. Cristina Traini of Istess.

The Chair of Public Economy and industrial sectors has participated, on November 16, 2015 at the cinema Cityplex of Terni, in collaboration with the ISTESS, in the frame of the Film Festival "People and Religions-Edition 2015", to the screening of the documentary "The Theorem of the crisis” by Marcus Vetter, presented at Venice Film Festival 2015, concerning the moral and political problems associated with the financialization of capitalism. The final debate was attended by students, by Prof.Alessandro Montrone, by Prof.Cristina Montesi of the Department of Economics of University of Perugia, by Prof.Stefania Parisi of Istess.

The Chair of Public Economy and industrial sectors has participated, on November 14, 2016 at the cinema Cityplex of Terni, in the frame of the Film Festival "People and Religions-Edition 2016", to the screening of the film “Corpo estraneo” di Krzysztof Zanussi, concerning the conflict between the idealism of young people and the cinism of business world. The final debate was attended by students, by Prof.Alessandro Montrone, by Prof.Cristina Montesi of the Department of Economics of University of Perugia, by Prof. Fabio Santini of the Department of Economics of University of Perugia, by Pawel Gajewski, chief of the Methodist Church of Terni.

The Chair of Public Economy and industrial sectors has participated, on November 15, 2017 at the cinema Cityplex of Terni, in the frame of the Film Festival "People and Religions-Edition 2017", to the screening of the
film “The Start up” di Alessandro D’Alatri, concerning the creation of a strat up by a young student.The final debate was attended by students, by Prof.Loris Nadotti, by Prof.Cristina Montesi of the Department of Economics of University of Perugia.

FILM SCREENINGS

2018 Film review
Design and implementation, in collaboration with the Tempus Vitae Association, of the film festival "Lights and shadows of creative finance" at the Diocesan Museum of Terni (16 November-6 December 2018). The review included film screening and reading of the following films:

Venerdì 16 novembre 2018 ore 17,30
Proiezione del Film “La ricerca della felicità”
Lettura filmica: Prof.ssa Cristina Montesi, Dipartimento di Economia sede di Terni

22 novembre 2018 ore 17,30
Proiezione del film “Wall Street”
Lettura filmica: Prof.Duccio Martelli, Dipartimento di Economia sede di Terni

29 novembre 2018 ore 17,30
Proiezione del film “Inside Job”,
Lettura filmica: Prof.ssa Marina Gigliotti, Dipartimento di Economia sede di Terni

6 dicembre 2018 ore 17,30
Proiezione del film “The Big Short”,
Lettura filmica: Prof.Loris Nadotti, Dipartimento di Economia sede di Terni

CONFERENCES

The Chair of Public Economics and industrial sectors over time has organized the following interdisciplinary conferences:

"Poverty and the Common Good. Current Teresian teaching in the context of the economic crisis", October 10, 2013, in collaboration with Caritas of Terni-Narni-Amelia and with the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites of SS Giuseppe and Teresa of Terni

"Benedetto. The Rule, a guide for driving out of chaos", March 22, 2014, in collaboration with ISTESS (Institute for Theological Studies and Social) and Romei Society

"Economic crisis and the behavior of the consumer citizens", March 28, 2014, in collaboration with ASM (Municipal Services Company of Terni) Terni SpA and Laboratorio Athena

"Teresa and human and social frailties", April 10, 2015, in collaboration with Basilica di San Valentino, Valentinianan Cultural Center, Caritas of Terni-Narni-Amelia

"Teresa Founder. The Ways of Teresa enlightened manager", April 24, 2015, in collaboration with Basilica di San Valentino, Valentinianan Cultural Center,ISTESS (Institute for Theological and Social Studies), Romei Society

Lectio magistralis of Prof.Stefano ZAMAGNI, University of Bologna (the founder of Economy Civil) on "Economics and theology: a difficult marriage. Traces of "Civil Economy" in the teaching of Teresa?", October 9, 2015, in collaboration with Basilica of San Valentino and Valentinianan Cultural Center.

"Charity in the evangelical roots. Solidarity, immigration and hospitality in the sign of Civil Economy ", 9 June 2017, at the headquarters of the degree course in Business Economics of Terni, in collaboration with Caritas Diocesana Terni-Narni-Amelia, Associazione San Martino, Diocesi Terni-Narni- Amelia. The conference was held on the occasion of the inauguration of the national photo exhibition "Migranti, the challenge of the meeting" installed at the headquarters of the degree course in Business Economics of Terni (9-18 June).

Presentation of the book "The Good Bank, the lesson of Raffaele Mattioli" by Fulvia Sisti and Round Table on "The good bank: is it possible the bank of citizens?", November 16, 2018, at the Diocesan Museum of Terni, in collaboration with the Association Tempus Vitae.

COMPANY COTERIE

The Chair of Public Economics "hosts" in a climate of "conviviality", as in Plato's Symposium, every year "dialogues" on company and on economy among experts, professors, entrepreneurs and students.

Here is the historical overview of the topics covered by the "dialogues" since 2015:

2015
The reasons for the decline of industrial Italy: what prospects and policies for the future (Dr.Paolo Olivieri, ex-Director of the Polo Montedison Terni) - March 27 2015

The economy of Umbria (Prof.Pierluigi Grasselli, Department of Economics, University of Perugia)-May 11, 2015

Iron, steel, chemical and energy: from tradition to the future (Dr. Paolo Olivieri, ex-Director of the Polo Montedison Terni) - May 14, 2015

VISITS OF EDUCATION

The Chair of Public Economics also organizes educational visits in business realities related to the monographic theme treated or in realities particularly emblematic and organizes participation in scientific-cultural events of great relief.
On 20 May 2008 was carried out a visit to the industrial hub Lionello Bonfanti, heart of Economy of Communion, located at Incisa Val d'Arno (Florence) and a visit to some companies operating in the Economy of Communion in Loppiano, near Incisa Val d'Arno (Florence).
On 29 May 2009 there was an educational visit to industrial hub Lionello Bonfanti, located at Incisa Val d'Arno (Florence), for a meeting with Prof.Luigino Bruni of Milan Bicocca University, on the Economy of Communion at the 18th anniversary of its founding. On the same day the students attended the conference of Prof.Stefano Zamagni of University of Bologna on The Economy of Communionat the auditorium of the University of Sophia (Loppiano Incisa-Val Arno). Sophia is an innovative University with a strong relational system that combines study and life experience (see www.iu-sophia.org).
On March 29, 2012 was organized the participation at the conference of Prof.Marc Augé, anthropologist of international reputation, in Sala dei Notari of Perugia at the presentation of his latest book entitled "Future".
On May 7, 2015 was organized the participation at the conference on "Ethics and economics: the wound of the Other" with Emmanuel Gabellieri (Catholic University of Lyon), Alain Caillé (University Paris X) and Luigino Bruni (University Lumsa).

PARTICIPATION TO FORMATIVE PROGRAMS

The students of the Public Economics course and the production sectors of academic year 2016/2017 participated on 24/1/2017 at the bootcamp for the start-ups of Central and South Italy admitted to the selection phase of the ninth 2017 edition of the event "Global Social Venture Competition" (International Award for Business Ideas with High Social Value Or environmental) promoted and organized by Terni by Italeaf. The day consisted of a business modeling lesson, conducted by the teachers of ALTIS, the high school of the Catholic University of Milan, through the use of the innovative business model canvas methodology and in a classroom exercise for Groups on the application of this methodology, as well as a lesson on the assessment of the social impact of entrepreneurial activity.
Learning verification modality
The exam includes a written test of one hour aimed at verifying the level of knowledge attained by the student about the theoretical contents of the discipline. The written exam consists of two parts. The first part is a stimulus closed test with open answers (the student must answer six questions chosen by the professor). The second part consists of fifteen multiple choice quizzes. The quizzes are used to test the knowledge of the student broadly on the whole program, the six questions are aimed to check the preparation of the student on specific pivotal topics of the program.
The final vote is the arithmetic average of the two tests (quizzes and a stimulus closed test with open answers).
Extended program
PROGRAM

- 1. Principles of Economics of Industrial Organization. The technological explanation of the forms of cooperation between firms. Criticisms of the technological explanation. Transaction costs. - 2. Types of market failures at the microeconomic. Remedies to these failures (market remedies, state intervention; ethics). - 3. Nature of the firm: the company as a hierarchical institution that replaces the market with its failures. The bureaucratic costs of organizations. - 4. The transactional explanation of the forms of cooperation between firms. Criticisms of the transactional explanation. Factors that promote or hinder the forms of cooperation between enterprises within the transactional explanation. - 5. Overview of the various companies’concepts according to neoclassical economics, to industrial economy, to institutional economics, to marxian economics. - 6. The different forms of participation of workers in company’s management/ ownership/results. - 7. Productivity as a critical factor in industrial competitiveness of a nation and of a company. The policies for productivity at state level, inter-company and corporate level. Productivity as a key variable also of incomes policy. - 8. Market reactions to the development of organizations: contingent contracts, long-term contracts, signaling mechanisms (guarantee and publicity), reputation. - 9. The choice between different typologies of organizations. Organizations owned by customers, by workers, by capital's owners, non-profit organizations. - 10. The choice between public and private production. Failures of the concession contract. Failures of public company. Cases where, beyond the failure of the public company, it is more advisable to produce through public than private company. - 11. Other types of public intervention in the economy necessary in the presence of market failures linked to particular categories of goods and/or phenomena: the case of negative externalities, public goods, common goods, merit goods, information goods, experiential goods. - 12. Enterprise networks between market and organization. The different types of enterprise networks. The enterprise-hierarchical network: subcontracting. The different types of subcontracting. State intervention to avert, in the context of subcontracting, the abuse of economic dependence. - 13. Subcontracting in Terni area. The historical roots of economic development of Terni based on a "endogenous" development. The relationships among economy, society, institutions at the root of the "endogenous" development of Terni area. -14. The importance of the relational dimension in economic development. The role of social capital and of relational goods in economy. - 15. The paradigm of relational gift as an institution for economic development. Plurality of the principles of regulation of the economy: market exchange, coercion/redistribution, reciprocity. The reasons for the cancellation of gift in society and economy. The importance of the rediscovery of gift in the market and in the enterprise. Civil Economy: historical roots and new horizons. - 16. The role of ethics in the economy and in companies. Corporate “Social” Responsibility and Corporate “Civil” Responsibility. A comparison between different "business ethics" (ethics of intentions, ethical consequences, virtue ethics), with reference to the philosophical tradition to which they refer (Kantian, Utilitarian, Aristotelian) and to the various forms of management and organization of enterprise which they may give rise. - 17. The role of religion in economic development. Protestant Ethics and Spirit of Capitalism. Catholic ethics and the Spirit of Capitalism. Role of spirituality in economic development. Role of the "great charismatic" in economic development. - 18. The role of the State in the economy at macro and micro level. Critical review of the different concepts and methods of state intervention in economy: the "minimal State", the “guardian State", the "thaumaturgical State", the "Innovative State", the "Developmental State". - 19. The forms of State intervention at the macro level for redistribution, stabilization of economic cycle and insurance against the risks of the market: taxation and Welfare State. The different models of Welfare State. The transition from Welfare State to Welfare mix. Relational Welfare. Corporate Welfare. Work-family coonciliation policies. - 20. Some hints of microeconomics: relevant market, concentration and market power. The dominant position and its abuse. Cartels. Collusive arrangements and creative arrangements. Factors that facilitate or hamper collusive arrangements. Barriers to entry and predatory practices. - 21. The forms of public intervention at the micro level in industrial field: the industry policy, industrial policy, competition policy. The Italian and European law for the protection of competition. - 22. Schools of economic thought and antitrust laws. Evolution of the concept of competition in an interdisciplinary key according to the different approaches: structuralist, behavioral, dynamic, resources, dynamic capabilities. - 23.Monothematic issue.
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