Academic year 2015/2016 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE
Course code ET0057 (AF:172671 AR:79367)
ECTS credits 6
Subdivision Surnames Pat-Z
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/03
Period 2nd Term
Course year 3
Course objectives
The main aim is to provide an overview of the issues concerning the role of the State in the economy. Emphasis will be placed on theoretical foundations for the economic analysis of government intervention and its funding through taxation.
Principles of Economics
1. The public sector in Italy
2. Motivations for public intervention
3. Public sector revenues
3.1 Taxation theory: general aspects and basic concepts
3.2 Taxation: distributive principles
3.3 Issues in the design of personal income taxation
3.4 Distortionary effects of taxation
3.5 Tax incidence in partial equilibrium analysis
4. The italian tax system
4.1 National taxes
4.2 Regional and local taxes
Referral texts
- H.S. Rosen - T. Gayer, Scienza delle finanze, McGraw-Hill CREATE CUSTOM PUBLISHING, Quarta Edizione 2014 (EDIZIONE RIDOTTA PER CA' FOSCARI).
- P. Bosi - M. C. Guerra, I tributi nell'economia italiana, Il Mulino, Bologna, Edizione 2015.
- The program might be supplemented with handouts during the course.

Suggested readings:
Autori vari, Evoluzione e riforma dell'intervento pubblico, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2013.

Type of exam
Teaching methods
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 1
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book