Political economics

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course presents the fundamental themes and concepts of political economics, analyzed in various geographical and chronological contexts, providing the methodological tools necessary for their understanding.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired knowledge of the fundamental concepts and themes of political economics in their space-time contexts; They will be able to interpret the data and information regarding a economic and political economic data set, and to communicate in a coherent and organic fashion the correct information, using the appropriate terminology of the discipline. These skills will be acquired through a direct and continuous meeting with the instructor in the classroom. The discussion around the proposed data sets, which will take place from time to time, will be an essential moment of critical reflection and methodological learning. Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor via email or during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
See the Economic History synopsis (prof. Maifreda).
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission. It is strongly recommended (but not mandatory) to have passed exams of Contemporary History and Economic History
Teaching methods
In the academic year 2021-22, the Political Economics course coincides with the Economic History course. This means that both attending and non-attending students who intend to take the Political Economics exam must refer to the description, teaching timetables and exam methods of the Economic History course.

It will therefore be necessary to register for the Political Economics exam (prof. Maifreda) and take the exam following the Economic History course description (6 or 9 CFUs). Students who intend to take the exam in Political Economy following the old description of the academic year 2020-21 will be able to register for the exam of prof. Crivelli until February 2022. After February 2022 it will no longer be possible to take the Political Economics exam following the 2020-21 course (prof. Crivelli) description.
Teaching Resources
See the Economic History synopsis and ARIEL page (prof. Maifreda).
Assessment methods and Criteria
See the modalities provided in the Economic History program.
Unita' didattica A
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours