Public finance (2011/2012)



Course code
4S00311
Credits
9
Coordinator
Claudio Zoli
Academic sector
SECS-P/03 - PUBLIC ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
lezione 8 Second semester Veronica Polin, Claudio Zoli
esercitazione [A-K] 1 Second semester Claudio Zoli
esercitazione [L-Z] 1 Second semester Claudio Zoli

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide students with rigorous economic tools for the analysis of public policies. We will review the justifications for the economic role of the state, and supplement the analysis of theoretical models with evidence from Italian public policies. In particular we will focus on the reforms of the pensions system and of the taxation system.
At completion of the course students should be able to:
- Understand and evaluate critically the justifications for the public intervention in the economy.
- Analyse and assess rigorously public policies on the basis of economic theory.
- Master the economic analysis of the main italian taxation tools.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam.
Sample copy of exam paper available on the course e-learning web page.