Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Edgar Javier Sanchez Carrera On appointment by email or at the end of classes
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English Spanish
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Economics and Management (LM-77)
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to introduce students to the study of economic science. Starting from microeconomic considerations, applying them to the market concept and then breaking down the analysis of aspects of demand, supply, market structure, public intervention, and macroeconomics. The course aims at understanding and learning the main concepts and mechanisms useful for the description and analysis in economics, particularly for the functioning of the markets and the interactions of the main macroeconomic variables in real economic terms.


  • Economic problems. Demand, supply, and equilibrium.
  • Constraints and choices. Consumer and market demand.
  • Production technologies and firm costs.
  • Perfect and imperfect competition.
  • Markets and public intervention. Rules and taxes.
  • National accounting. The national product. The market of goods.
  • Factor and financial markets
  • The model of the multiplier
  • The AS-AD model
  • The IS-LM model
  • Phillips curve
  • Growth, economic and financial crisis

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course, students will be able to manage the acquired techniques to understand and solve different economic problems: consumers, firms, industry associations and governments.

Knowledge and Understanding: at the end of the semester students are expected to know introductory economics by means of microeconomic and macroeconomic senarios. Futher, they will learn how to analyse and likely solve economic real problems.

Applying Knowledge and Understanding: students will be able to understand the fundamental concepts of the discipline and to learn how to use the main tools to solve problems and interpretate economic phenomena.

Making Judgements: students will develop a critical evaluation capacity about the goodness of the proposed solutions regarding the themes of economic policy.

Communication Skills: students will learn how to communicate the results of the analyzes carried out in terms of political economy, based for example, of synthetic relationships and graphs.

Learning Skills: students will be able to apply technical knowledge acquired in other courses and integrate them with skills that they will learn during this course.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Integrated with slides.

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Frontal lessons.


Highly suggested

Course books
  • G. Bertola, A. Lo Prete, Istituzioni di economia, il Mulino. Capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
  • P.A. Samuelson, W.D. Nordhaus, C.A. Bollino, ECONOMIA, McGraw-Hill, 20^ Edizione, Capitoli 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29.

Written examination with five questions. The duration of the examination is h. 01.10.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


There are no changes in the conditions for non-attending students 


There are no changes in the conditions for non-attending students 

Course books

There are no changes in the conditions for non-attending students 


There are no changes in the conditions for non-attending students 

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