Macroeconomics (2009/2010)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Riccardo Fiorentini
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
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
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.


Module 1: lesson

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

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 (it, 1352 KB, 03/12/09)
crescita e accumulazione.ppt (it, 959 KB, 03/12/09)
crescita e politica economica.ppt (it, 680 KB, 03/12/09)
curva is.ppt (it, 56 KB, 03/12/09)
introduzione alla macroeconomia.ppt (it, 774 KB, 03/12/09)
legami internazionali.ppt (it, 58 KB, 03/12/09)
modello is-lm.ppt (it, 131 KB, 03/12/09)
modello mundell-fleming.ppt (it, 40 KB, 03/12/09)
moneta interesse e reddito.ppt (it, 1328 KB, 03/12/09)
National Income Accounting.ppt (it, 1018 KB, 03/12/09)
reddito e spesa.ppt (it, 754 KB, 03/12/09)
salari prezzi e disoccupazione.ppt (it, 1353 KB, 03/12/09)