FINANCIAL BROKERS AND MICROCREDIT
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course proposes to provide the students with the cognitive tools essential for evaluating the economic characteristics of financial systems. The analytical perspective will aim at providing methodological models of reference to be able to orientate in one sector in continuous evolution. Special attention will be paid to the role performed by financial systems in developing countries and to initiatives developed by the western world to sustain international co-operation.
Course contents summary
The programme takes the following themes into consideration:
The financial market: roles and subjects.
Financial collection and investment instruments: features and satisfied needs.
The brokers: their functions and management equilibrium.
The movables market: the efficiency of investment choices.
Ethical finance with social objectives: ethical common funds and ethical banks.
The growing importance of financial systems and the globalization of the financial market.
CORIGLIANO R., L'INTERMEDIAZIONE FINANZIARIA (Strumenti Intermediari Mercati), VOLUME 1, BONONIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007. The theme of microcredit will be addressed through integrative reading available in the photocopy shop.