ISSUES IN ECONOMIC POLICY

ISSUES IN ECONOMIC POLICY

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Code
95174
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
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

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

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

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

The course addresses the economic policy issues associated with population aging and welfare and with  technological innovation. The course also presents a few models on time consistency in economic policy and some economic policy implication of behavioral economics.

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)
  • 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

5) a few models on monetary policy theory

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Please see aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday: 4,30 pm

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/09/2019 14:30 GENOVA Orale