Economic Policy (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Roberto Ricciuti, Giovanni Tondini
Roberto Ricciuti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
secondo semestre triennali dal Feb 20, 2017 al Jun 1, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course is divided in two modules. The module led by Gianni Tondini (1 credit) deals with general issues in Economic Policy. The module led by Roberto Ricciuti (8 credits) is ideally divided in three sections. The first analyses issues raised by the European Monetary Union, while the second one deals with financial crises in an historical perspective. The third section addresses the issue of varieties of capitalism in Europe. All the material of the Ricciuti module will be available in the elearning site.

At the end of the course, the student should demonstrate:
 Knowledge and understanding of the main issues facing the European economy;
 Applying knowledge and understanding to issues ranging from the funcioning of the single currency to fiscal and monetary policies undertakin before, during and after the financial crisis;
 Making judgements on these issues;
 Written communication skills;
 Learning skills).


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.
L. Burroni, Capitalismi a confronto. Istituzioni e regolazione dell’economia nei paesi europei, Bologna, Il Mulino.

Teaching method: frontal lectures.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
L. Burroni Capitalismi a confronto Istituzioni e regolazione dell'economia nei paesi europei Il Mulino 2016
De Grauwe Economia dell'unione monetaria (Edizione 11) Il Mulino 2018
BALDUCCI R.-CANDELA G.-SCORCU A.E. Introduzione alla politica economica Zanichelli 2001 8808090817
C. Reinhart e P. Rogoff Questa volta è diverso. Otto secoli di follia finanziaria Il Saggiatore 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam can be taken in two or one shots.

Mid-term: 60-minute written paper, two open questions, 50% of the final marks. Final exam: 60-minute written paper, two open questions, 50% of the final marks. The marks obtained in the mid-term exam expire after the June exam session.

Full exam: 90-minute written paper, four open questions.

The assessment method is the same for students attending or not attending the classes.