Economic Policy (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Roberto Ricciuti
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
lezione 1 6 Secondo semestre Roberto Ricciuti
lezione 2 2 Secondo semestre Marcella Veronesi
lezione 3 1 Secondo semestre Giovanni Tondini

Lesson timetable

Secondo semestre
Activity Day Time Type Place Note
lezione 1 Monday 10:20 AM - 12:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM4  
lezione 1 Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM4  
lezione 1 Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM5  
lezione 1 Wednesday 3:20 PM - 5:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM5  

Learning outcomes

The course is divided in three modules. The module led by Gianni Tondini deals with general issues in Economic Policy. The module led by Roberto Ricciuti (6 credits) on the one hand analyses issues raised by the European Monetary Union, on the other hand deals with sovereing debt crisis in an historical perspective. The module led by Marcella Veronesi (2 credits) introduces instruments for environmental economic policy and deals with market failures, externalities, public goods, sustainable development, and the relationship between economic growth, increasing population and the environment.


Balducci R., Candela G., Scorcu A, Introduzione alla Politica economica, Zanichelli, Bologna, capitoli 1 e 7.

P. De Grauwe, Economia dell’unione monetaria, Bologna, il Mulino.
C. Reinhart e P. Rogoff, Questa volta è diverso. Otto secoli di follia finanziaria, Milano, Il Saggiatore.

R. K. Turner, D. W. Pearce, I. Bateman, Economia ambientale, Bologna, Il Mulino, chapters 3-8, and 10-14.

Assessment methods and criteria

Mid-term 60-minute written paper, two open questions, 50% of the final marks
90-minute written paper, four open questions.