The main objective of the course is to enable the student to understand the role of monetary and credit variables in modern economic systems, both in a domestic and international perspective. The value of the currency, the reasons for its demand, the methods of supply, the behavior of central banks and the effects of monetary policy on financial markets and macroeconomic variables are examined in depth. Furthermore, the banking system and financial intermediaries are analyzed with particular attention to the rules of conduct and controls to which, also given its monetary function, it is subjected.
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding skills: the students will develop knowledge and will have to demonstrate understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the choices of financial operators in the different markets and the monetary rules for the functioning of a national economy; - Application skills: during the frontal lessons will be offered the possibility to apply knowledge and understanding through the proposal of simple and practical economic problems that will be solved in the classroom with the involvement of the students; - Autonomy of judgment: the student, through the knowledge and competences acquired, will then be able to analyze, evaluate and comment in a conscious and critical way, with autonomy of judgment, the main banking and monetary facts, as well as news and reports on economics presented by the media; - Communicative skills: the student will have to develop communication skills by participating with awareness and language properties in the debate proposed in the classroom on economic issues. This ability must, however, emerge during the written evaluation; - Learning skills: knowledge of the proposed program will enable students to develop their learning capacities in relation to the study both of other economic and legal disciplines
Lesson period: First semester
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