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PUBLIC ECONOMY AND DESIGN OF SECURITY POLICIES
ECONOMIA PUBBLICA E DISEGNO DELLE POLITICHE PER LA SICUREZZA

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 9
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Paolo Polidori Before and after the courses or previous appointment by email

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

This course examines the role of the public sector in the economy, applying tools of basic microeconomics. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the reasons for government intervention in the economy for safety and securuty policies, the extent of that intervention, and the response of private agents to the government's actions. Specifically, the course covers the role and size of the public sector for safety and security, including the rationale for public sector interventions such as market failure and distributional concerns; public resource mobilization, policies evaluation, redistribution effects and deterrence effects; public expenditure policy, including economic assessment of government social protection programs and public sector efficiency and effectiveness. Emphasizes utilization of theoretical and applied techniques in a comparative context for evaluation of the impact of alternative regulation and expenditure policies on economic security and safety, allocative efficiency and social equity.

Program

This course begins first with an introduction to teorethical economics and second with an explanation of the reasons for government intervention in the fileds of security and safety and the extent of that intervention, finally it introduces a framework for learning about government policy options, with their strategic trade-offs and operational implications, and the design and implementation of public policies. Topics include: Welfare Economics; Market failures and distributional concerns; Theory of Law and Economics; Regulation impacts assessment; Social insurance programs; Health care policy; Crime Deterrence; Public expenditure policy and Public expenditure policy evaluation.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: The students will learn different theories and the empirical evidence regarding the foundations, the tools and effects of government interventions for safety and security. Applying knowledge and understanding: The students will develop the ability to apply the analytical methods presented to real world socio-economic policy problems. Making judgments: The students will develop the ability to assess economic situations, to relate them to concrete problems, and to develop policy recommendations in the fields od security and safety. Communication skills: Through discussions in class, the students will develop the ability to autonomously debate with sound terminology economic policy problems using appropriate analytical tools and evidence. Learning skills: At the end of the course, the students are expected to acquire the ability to develop learning skills that allow them to continue to study at an advanced level.

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

Eventual teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures and seminars.

Attendance

Not compulsory

Course books

Teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

The knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate are assessed with a written exam with open questions. After having passed the written exam students can attempt an oral examination.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Lectures and seminars

Attendance

Not compulsory

Course books

Teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

The knowledge, understanding and ability to communicate are assessed with a written exam with open questions. After having passed the written exam students can attempt an oral examination.

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