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Luca Pieroni
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  • 63 ore - Luca Pieroni
Course Regulation
Coorte 2021
Learning activities
Discipline politico-economiche-statistiche
Academic discipline
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
The international students are invited to attend the lectures. References are available in English. The examination for foreign students could be in English language.
The course of Economics is divided into two major branches of microeconomics and macroeconomics allowing you to capture 9 credits. The main topics of the lectures are: theory of demand, production and costs, some forms of market, game theory, the general equilibrium, balance and functions macroeconomic models of economic growth, the role of the public sector, inflation and unemployment, macroeconomic stabilization policies. In particular, in the second part of the course we introduce into some methodological problems of public intervention in the economy.
Reference texts
Luca Pieroni. Economia Politica McGraw-Hill Education, Milan (2019)
Educational objectives
It is expected that students of Economics course know how to interpret the mechanisms underlying the economic system, giving solution to problems affecting forms of competitive markets. In addition, he/she should know the main monetary and fiscal policies implemented by the corresponding institutions (central bank and government).
There are no specific prerequisites to attend Economics. However, it requires a basic knowledge of mathematics.
Teaching methods
The course is conducted through lectures and tutorials are given during the course period regularly.
If pandemic emergency will continue, teaching will take place also online.
Learning verification modality
The exam is in written form (two written tests in class: intermediate and final), and eventually the oral exam, which consists of short questions on the main themes.
The examination includes written exercises, open questions and a series of multiple choice questions for duration of two hours.
If pandemic emergency will continue, examination will take place also online.
Extended program
1. Economics. An introduction
2. Consumer preferences and choices
3. Inside of "economic market"
4. Applications of demand theory
5. Theory of the firm: production
6. Cost Analysis
7. Market structure: perfect Competition
8. Monopoly
9. Oligopoly
10. Game Theory
11. General equilibrium theory
12. Elements of macroeconomics
13. Aggregate supply and demand
14. Consumption
15 Investments
16. Money demand
17. Macroeconomic equilibrium
18. Labour market
19. Inflation and unemployment
20. The functions of Central Bank
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