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.

This course sharpens your analytical skills for understanding the the basic theories of modern monetary systems. We will explore money, credit, and interest rate behavior; financial intermediation and central banking; and methods and objectives of monetary and regulatory policy. The first part of the course will focus on understanding how central banks use their powers, the macroeconomic theory that underlies the decision making of central banks and their effect on the economy and financial markets. In the second half of the class, we will focus on the economics and institutions of banking.

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.