Macroeconomics (2009/2010)



Course code
4S00242
Credits
9
Coordinator
Riccardo Fiorentini
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff
1 - lezione 7 1st semester Riccardo Fiorentini
2 - esercitazione 1 1st semester Riccardo Fiorentini
3 - esercitazione 1 1st semester Roberto Fini

Learning outcomes

Module 1: lesson
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Aim of this course is to give students the analitical tools in order to be able to investigate the main macroeconomic issues of contemporary economies such as business cycles, unemployment and inflation.

Syllabus

Module 1: lesson
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Introduction:
1. A short review of main schools of economic thought

Main part of the course:
1. National accounting.
2. The neoclassical version of Keynesian model.
3. The IS.LM model.
4. Aggregate demand: consumption, investment ang government expenditure.
5. Aggregate demand and supply
6. Inflation and unemployment
7. Open economy macroeconomics.
8. Economic growth.
9. Main aspects of the Italian Economy

Textbooks:
D. PARISI, Introduzione storica all'Economia Politica, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002.
G. TONDINI, Formazione e distribuzione della ricchezza nelle diverse scuole di pensiero, Aracne Roma, 2004.
R. DORNBUSCH, S. FISCHER e R. STARTZ, Macroeconomia, McGraw-Hill,9a ed. Milano, 2006 (chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12.1)

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open questions and possible successive oral exam in support of the written examination.

Teaching aids
Title Format (Language, Size, Publication date)
Confronto teorie della crescita  pdfpdf (it, 72 KB, 14/12/09)
Curva di Phillips in Italia  pdfpdf (it, 814 KB, 24/11/09)
Dati macroeconomici italiani  pdfpdf (it, 1085 KB, 24/11/09)
contabilità nazionale.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 1352 KB, 03/12/09)
crescita e accumulazione.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 959 KB, 03/12/09)
crescita e politica economica.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 680 KB, 03/12/09)
curva is.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 56 KB, 03/12/09)
introduzione alla macroeconomia.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 774 KB, 03/12/09)
legami internazionali.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 58 KB, 03/12/09)
modello is-lm.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 131 KB, 03/12/09)
modello mundell-fleming.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 40 KB, 03/12/09)
moneta interesse e reddito.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 1328 KB, 03/12/09)
National Income Accounting.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 1018 KB, 03/12/09)
reddito e spesa.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 754 KB, 03/12/09)
salari prezzi e disoccupazione.ppt  vnd.ms-powerpointvnd.ms-powerpoint (it, 1353 KB, 03/12/09)

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Statistics
Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 35.77% 21 3
Rejected 33.94%
Absent 16.44%
Ritirati 13.57%
Canceled 0.26%
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
32.1% 10.2% 6.5% 10.9% 5.8% 4.3% 8.0% 4.3% 4.3% 8.0% 2.9% 0.7% 1.4% 0.0%

Data from AA 2009/2010 based on 383 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.