Project financing and evaluation (2020/2021)

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The course focuses on the ex-ante and ex-post economic evaluation of projects with major impacts from the societal standpoint, for which the information provided by relevant markets is incomplete. The discussion of the theoretical background, mainly based on applied "welfare economics" will be carried on along with the introduction to the techniques typically employed to tackle practical issues in economic evaluation. These issues will be also discussed with reference to EU guidelines for projects candidate to access "structural funds". At the end of the course students - will learn how to integrate information from financial and economic evaluations at the different stages in the project life-cycle, - should be able to assess the impact of projects in theory and practice. Case studies from a variety of fields will be presented and empirical exercises with real world data will be performed in the computer lab. During the course, students will be given the opportunity to work independently on a specific case study and present it in class.