Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of the economic aspects of public administration is now a part
of the essential professional education of the law student. This six-month
c o u r s e , s p e c i f i c a l l y a i m e d a t t h e s e s t u d e n t s , o f f e r s t h e
theoreticalinstitutional knowledge and tools necessary to understand the
of the public sector, its administration and the problems connected with
public intervention. Particular attention is dedicated to efficiency, and to
the economic and institutional analysis of spending and taxes. The course
is not of a technical nature and draws on and provides all the useful
elements of economics for a full understanding of all the topics.
Course contents summary
1. PUBLIC FINANCE
2. THEORY OF PUBLIC GOODS
3. PUBLIC INTERVENTION (EFFICIENCY & EQUITY)
4. THE TAXATION SYSTEM
P. Vagliasindi INTERVENTO PUBBLICO EFFICIENZA ED EQUITÀ.
Giappichelli Editore, 2008. e P. Vagliasindi (a cura di) LA RIFORMA DEL
SISTEMA FISCALE. TEORIA E PRATICA. Giappichelli Editore, forthcoming
Interested students may consult:
C. COSCIANI: SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE, Utet, Torino, 1991
H.ROSEN - SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE, McGraw Hill, Milano, 2004.
Interested student may also watch video-lezioni dei prof. P. Bosi, Prof. M.
C. Guerra (Consorzio Nettuno) Scienza delle Finanze, and the related
P. BOSI (a cura di): SCIENZA DELLE FINANZE, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2004.
Information on other texts will be given during the lectures. Notes,
lecture notes and other informative material on the exam will be made
available during the course from the web page.
Oral lessons, practical exercitations and seminars
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and oral exam
The knowledge and understanding will be assessed with questions which
require a short answer specifically aimed at verifying the knowledge of
the concepts and principles discussed in the course.
The communication skills, the ability to apply the acquired knowledge
through appropriate arguments and reflections and the autonomy of
judgment will be assessed with open questions with graph, expositions
and essays which require a logical and coherent articulation and
integration of different notions acquired during the course.
Learning skills will be assessed on the basis of a comprehensive
assessment to the different questions. The oral test may fill any gaps
which eventually emerge in the written test.
Moreover, optional written and oral discussion of additional material may
take place to gain a deeper evaluation.
The lectures cover the entire course content and are supplemented by
practical exercises. Individual help is also provided in Office Hours.