Project financing and evaluation (2016/2017)

Codice insegnamento
4S003743
Docenti
Marcella Veronesi, Paolo Pertile
Coordinatore
Marcella Veronesi
crediti
9
Settore disciplinare
SECS-P/02 - POLITICA ECONOMICA
Lingua di erogazione
Inglese
Periodo
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal 27-feb-2017 al 1-giu-2017.
Pagina Web
http://www.dse.univr.it/?ent=oi&aa=2016%2F2017&codiceCs=C71&codins=4S003743&cs=380&discr=&discrCd=

Orario lezioni

Secondo Semestre Magistrali
Giorno Ora Tipo Luogo Note
lunedì 14.00 - 16.30 lezione Aula SMT.04  
martedì 16.30 - 19.00 lezione Aula SMT.04  

Obiettivi formativi

The focus of the course is on the economic ex-ante and ex-post evaluationof projects with major impacts from the societal standpoint, for which the information provided by relevant markets is incomplete. The discussion of the theoretical background, mainly based on applied “welfare economics” will be carried on along with the introduction to the techniques typically employed to tackle practical issues in economic evaluation. Students will learn how to integrate information from financial and economic evaluations at the different stages in the project life-cycle and to assess the impact of projects in theory and practice. These issues will be also discussed with reference to EU guidelines for projects candidate to access “structural funds”.

Case studies from a variety of fields will be presented and empirical exercises with real world data will be performed in the computer lab. During the course, students will be given the opportunity to work independently on a specific case study and present it in class.

Programma

- Financial and economic evaluation in the project life-cycle
- Applied “welfare economics”: costs and benefits evaluation with market imperfections
- EU guidelines for cost-benefit analysis of investment projects (available at: http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/sources/docgener/studies/pdf/cba_guide.pdf)
- Economic evaluation when a market does not exist
- Risk assessment
- Project impact assessment and quasi-experimentation

There is no single textbook on which lectures are based. Specific readings will be suggested during the course. However, students may find very useful consulting the following textbooks:

Testi di riferimento
Autore Titolo Casa editrice Anno ISBN Note
Campbell, Harry F.. Brown, Richard P.C. Benefit-cost analysis : financial and economic appraisal using spreadsheets Cambdridg University Press 2003 9780521528986
Boardman, Grenberg, Vining, Weimer Cost-benefit analysis: concepts and practice (Edizione 4) Prentice Hall 2011 978-0-13-231148-9
Khandker, Shahidur, Gayatri Koolwal and Hussain Samad Handbook on impact evaluation: quantitative methods and practices Washington, DC: World Bank 2010 978-0-8213-8028-4

Modalità d'esame

The evaluation will be based on a written exam (including both theoretical and practical questions). The ability to apply concepts to real world situations and the understanding of theory and methods are essential to obtain the highest marks.

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