Economic Policy (domestic and international) (2007/2008)

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Giovanni Tondini
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
Lezione 1 5 SECS-P/02-ECONOMIC POLICY 2° sem lez Riccardo Fiorentini
Lezione 2 5 SECS-P/02-ECONOMIC POLICY 2° sem lez Giovanni Tondini

Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is:
1) To give students the theoretical instruments needed to understand the general equilibrium effects of protectionism
2) To analyze the short and lon run equilibrium in the foreign exchan ge market and its relationship with monetary and fiscal policies
3) To study the link between external macro-economic equilibrium and internationl institutions


The balance of payment
The intruments of trade policy
The free trade vs protectionism debate
The trade policy of less developed countries
Foreign exchange rate market and national economic policy
Feoreign exchange rate regimes and economic interdependence

Krugman-Obstfeld, Economia internazionale, 5 ed, Pearson 2007:
vol 1: cap. 8-10
vol 2: cap. 2-7 e 9

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam consists in a written test with optional oral exam (subject to the achievment of positive mark in the written test