Nonprofit Sector Economics (2021/2022)

Course code
4S00421
Credits
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/02 - POLITICA ECONOMICA

Learning outcomes

The major goal of this course is to provide students with a better and more rigorous understanding of the key role that so called nonprofit organizations can play within contemporary economic systems (i.e. within post-industrial economies). Next, the course focuses on the specific interplays between nonprofits, for-profit firms and public organizations. These complex phenomena can be fruitfully analyzed through the lens of the major theoretical constructs and empirical findings obtained in the last years within the framework of nonprofit sector economics. The first part of the course will focus on the major theories on nonprofit organizations, whereas the second part will mainly deal with recent empirical evidence.