POLITICAL ECONOMICS II

POLITICAL ECONOMICS II

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Code
44892
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8700 Economics and Financial Institutions (LM-56) GENOVA

9 credits during the 2nd year of 8707 MANAGEMENT (LM-77) GENOVA

6 credits during the nd year of 8707 MANAGEMENT (LM-77) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/02
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Economics and Financial Institutions)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

The course deals with some of the most important issues in the recent economic policy debate: the implications of ageing and of technological innovation.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Il corso affronta temi di politica economica associati all'invecchiamento della popolazione , al sostegno dell'innovazione tecnologica ed all'interazione tra cultura ed economia. Si trattano anche aspetti di politica economica quali l'incoerenza temporale e le implicazioni forme di razionalità limitata

Teaching methods

Tradition lecture and group presentations.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1) voting theory

2) economic implications of ageing

  • sustainability and distributive effects of pay-as-you-go and funded pension schemes
  • social policies (long term-care and against poverty)
  • gender policies
  • financial tools supporting old age consumption

3) innovation and productivity

  • productivity definitions and measures
  • recent productivity dynamics and their determinants
  • technological innovation and productivity
  • the implications of the digitalization of the economy
  • economic policy in the digital era

4) introduction to macro-dynamics

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Please see aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/il-dipartimento/personale/docenti-ad-economia/11-luca-beltrametti

Exam Board

LUCA BELTRAMETTI (President)

GABRIELE CARDULLO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Tradition lecture and group presentations.

LESSONS START

According to official calendar.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral and written essay.

Assessment methods

Three open questions, one of which on analytically funded models.