Il corso di Economia Politica mira a fornire, a partire dallo studio dei principali modelli di riflessione teorica, le conoscenze funzionali all'interpretazione del dibattito in atto sui principali temi riguardanti il funzionamento dei sistemi economici e le proposte di politica economica.

Gli studenti dovranno acquisire la capacità di comparare tra loro i diversi contesti economici, anche ai fini di valutare i problemi della crescita economica, così come questi si pongono nei paesi economicamente avanzati e nei paesi in via di sviluppo. A tali fini, devono possedere padronanza della terminologia e dei metodi utilizzati dall'analisi economica dei problemi, delle modalità argomentative e dell'approccio critico ai testi, il tutto basandosi su buone capacità nell'uso degli strumenti bibliografici di base.

The purpose of this course is to give a good understanding of international financial markets. We will cover basic theories of the operations of modern monetary systems; interest rate behavior; financial intermediation and central banking; methods and objectives of monetary and regulatory policy. In particular, the following topics will be highlighted: (i) the determination of interest rates, (ii) the functions and operation of financial intermediaries, and (iii) the functions and goals of central banks.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to display an understanding of news and articles relating to monetary policy issues. Students will also become familiarized with the structure and function of commercial banks, Central banks, and other financial institutions such as the Stock Exchange.

Further, students are expected to master techniques relating to interest rate calculations, exchange rate determinations, and appropriate levels of the Money Supply. This course should be a step in developing students’ abilities to work in the financial or banking sector, along with giving all students an increased appreciation of how the economy works.



For centuries mankind has longed for peace and for peaceful solutions to conflicts, but only in the last centuries peace has been perceived as an achievable political aim: in this way the idea of war abolition has become thinkable, associations devoted to peace (and pacifism as a sort of peace party) arose, and international organizations with the goal of banning war and promoting peace-keeping operations developed. The course gives an historical introduction to the peace issue as one of the nodal points in contemporary politics up to the beginning of the 21st Century. It is devoted to the international history of peace ideas, peace movements, and peace institutions.