Economic Policy (domestic and international) - 1 - lezione (2008/2009)

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Name of lecturer
Riccardo Fiorentini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Secondo semestre dal Feb 23, 2009 al May 23, 2009.

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Lesson timetable

Secondo semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Arlecchino (Vicenza)  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Arlecchino (Vicenza)  
Thursday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Arlecchino (Vicenza)  
Friday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Vicenza  

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, 4 ed, Pearson 2007:
vol 1: cap. 8-9
vol 2: cap. 2-7,9,10

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

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