Economic Analysis and Planning (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000595
Name of lecturer
Gianpaolo Mariutti
Coordinator
Gianpaolo Mariutti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A dal Sep 21, 2020 al Oct 31, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING in-depth knowledge of the economic and business dynamics of social work organizations, their management and evaluation ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING socio-economic planning capacity; decision-making ability in complex organizational situations. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES The course aims to explore some specific topics of macroeconomic analysis and economic policy, with particular ref-erence to institutions and social issues. Particular attention will be given to macroeconomics, production, investment and income, public sector, labor, productivity, employment and wages, welfare and inequality, economic policy, cost-benefit analysis for the evaluation of social investments , expansionary income policies, policies for full employment and monetary policies. At the end of the course the student should be able to assess the economic relevance and social implications of an investment project in one of the sectors in which a specialist Social Worker operates.

Syllabus

The course focuses on macroeconomic issues, with particular regard to the debate between public intervention and market economy. Typical problems of modern economies, such as unemployment, and economic and social inequalities will be addressed. Economic policies and public investment in the social field will be explored, in this case also with a cost-benefit analysis. Finally, the growing role of the social economy as an alternative or compendium to the capitalist economy will be presented and the importance of human and social capital to promote long-term development will be discussed.
Programme
1. History of economic analysis
2. Pro-market theories and pro-state theories
3. National accounting and economic planning
4. The demand for private and public goods
5. The supply of private and public goods
6. Economic policy and its objectives
7. The problem of unemployment
8. The problem of inequalities
9. Fiscal policy
10. Monetary policy
11. The other economy: the social economy
12. Social investments
13. Human and social capital and economic dynamics

Teaching:
Standard lectures and involvment of students with project works.

Teaching:
Standard lectures and involvment of students with project works.

Assessment:
Written exam in the form of quiz, optional oral examination. It is possible to agree with the teacher of an in-depth topic discussion, and

Textbooks:
Corsi M. e A. Roncaglia (2020) Nuovi lineamenti di economia politica, Bari, Laterza.
Bacceli G. (2019) Storia dell'analisi economica, Milano, McGraw-Hill Education.
Felice F. (2008) L'economia sociale di mercato, Soveria Mannelli, Rubettino.

Further reading:
Kazepov, Y. e D. Carbone (2020) Che cos'è il Walfare State, Firenze, Carocci.
Momigliano, S. e Nuti, F. (a cura di) (2001), La Valutazione dei Costi e dei Benefici nell'Analisi dell'Impatto della Regolazione, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino.
Ciarini A. (a cura di ) (2020) Politiche di welfare e investimenti sociali, Bologna il Mulino.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Corsi M. e A. Roncaglia Nuovi lineamenti di economia politica Laterza 2020
Bacceli G. Storia dell'analisi economica McGraw-Hill Education. 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam in the form of quiz, optional oral examination. It is possible to agree with the teacher of an in-depth topic discussion, and in this way obtain bonuses on the grade of the written and of the oral exam.