Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE
Course code ET0057 (AF:217596 AR:102410)
Modality On campus classes
ECTS credits 6
Subdivision Surnames Lb-Z
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/03
Period 3rd Term
Course year 2
Spazio Moodle Link allo spazio del corso
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to analyse the role of the public sector. The focus will be on exploring the reasons behind government intervention, its impact, and the use of taxes to finance public sector activities.
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
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

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 2016.
- Possible further teaching material made available during the course.

Further reading:
Autori vari, Evoluzione e riforma dell'intervento pubblico, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2013
Type of exam
Assessment methods
Written exam to be completed in one hour. Includes different types of questions covering theory, definitions, TRUE/FALSE statements, analytical and numerical exercises.
Teaching methods
The course follows a conventional teaching approach.
Teaching language
The exam is written; it includes about 4 questions of different type: theoretical ones, true/false statements, analytical and numerical exercises. It lasts about 1 hour.
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 1