Cost-benefit analysis (2010/2011)

Course code
4S00439
Name of lecturer
Paolo Pertile
Coordinator
Paolo Pertile
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/03 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
First semester dal Oct 4, 2010 al Dec 22, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The focus of the course is on the economic evaluation of projects for which the information provided by relevant markets is incomplete. Particular attention will be paid to projects undertaken by the public sector, or with major impacts from the societal standpoint.
The discussion of the theoretical background will be carried on along with the introduction to the techniques typically employed to tackle typical issues in economic evaluation. Case studies from a variety of sectors will be presented. Students attending the course will be given the opportunity to work autonomously on a specific case study.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
NUTI F. La valutazione economica delle decisioni pubbliche. Dall'analisi costi-benefici alle valutazioni contingenti Giappichelli 2001 8834803213 Con esclusione dei seguenti paragrafi: 14 e succ. del cap. 8; 9 e succ. del cap. 9; 11 e succ. del cap. 10.

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation will be based on a written examination (including both theoretical and practical questions), followed by an oral (for students who have passed the first part).