Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM1110 (AF:254566 AR:141100)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Term
Course year
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The course aims at providing the essential elements of economic aspects of public policies required by anybody who will act at a management level in the public sector, in public utilities and in non governmental organizations engaged in producing public goods and collective services. In the first part the course will discuss how public policies can interact with the market to achieve targets of social efficiency and equity. More specifically the course will analize the economic policies to deal with externalities and public goods, asyimmetric information and uncertainty on future income levels, with examples from environmental regulation, health and social security policies. In the second part, In the second part the course will analyze the macroeconomic framework for publi policies and those who work in managing and organizing public and social institutions: the structure of government budget, effects of government expenditure and fiscal policies on the economic activity. government debt and its sustainability.
Basic knowledge of economics, both microeconomics and macroeconomics, and public finance.
- Welfare economics.
- General economic equilibrium in exchange. Contract curve. Utility possibility frontier.
- Social welfare functions. Utilitarian SWF. Cobb-Douglas SWF. Rawlsian SWF.
- Market failures. Public goods. Externalities.
- Public finance in Italy.
- Introduction to the theory of taxation.
- Personal income tax.
- - Fiscal federalism.
More details will be provided in "Materiali ISA" of the course.
H.S. Rosen, Scienza delle Finanze, McGrawHill, IV edizione, 2014
Other materials will be provided in "Materiali ISA" of the course.
Written examination with open questions, multiple choice questions and exercises.
Further information will be provided during the lectures and will be available in the website "Materiali ISA".
Lectures and students' seminars.
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 3
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
Last update of the programme: 09/12/2017