Preparatory Course of Economics: Timetable and program now available
Students of "Area and Global Studies for International Cooperation" without previous experiences of studying Economics are strongly recommended to attend the course, which provides a basic introduction to the economics discipline, its main principles and the way of reasoning adopted by economists. It is generally divided into two main sections, devoted respectively to Micro- and Macro- Economics, and includes some basic knowledge of International Economics.
The course is held online, via Moodle. Instructions will be available in a few days. You can contact the lecturer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The link to the Moodle page is https://elearning.unito.it/scuolacle/course/view.php?id=2054
The timetable and the program of the Preparatory Course of Economics are now available. The preparatory course starts right at the beginning of the Master’s programme, and runs for the duration of 6 weeks, with a total amount of 30 teaching hours.
Time: 4-6 pm
IMPORTANT: Lecture on Wednesday, October 28, as a replacement for the one lost on October 20.
INTRODUCTION: What Is Economics?
- First Principles
- Economic Models: Trade-offs and Trade
Part 1 - MICROECONOMICS
Supply and Demand
- Supply and Demand
- Elasticity and Taxation
- Behind the Supply Curve: Inputs and Costs
- Perfect Competition and the Supply Curve
- Monopoly, Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition
- Externalities and Public Goods
- Poverty, Inequality, and the Welfare State
Part 2 - MACROECONOMICS
- GDP and the CPI
- Unemployment and Inflation
Economic Growth and Fluctuations
- Long-Run Economic Growth
- Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
- Fiscal Policy
- Monetary Policy
Part 3 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
- International Trade: free trade and protectionism
- Balance of payments
- Exchange Rates
- Paul Krugman, Robin Wells. Essentials of Economics. Worth Publishers Inc.,U.S., 2013 (or other editions)
- Project CORE-ECON. Economics for a changing world. https://www.core-econ.org/project/core-the-economy/ (free online reading)
Slides and registrations of the lectures will be provided in Moodle.