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Introduction to Institutions and Economics of Pension and Aging

Description

This course provides an introduction to public policy making by discussing the normative (public economics) and positive (political economics) approach. The course focuses on welfare states and pension systems. It addresses relevant current issues, such as population aging, retirement policy and pension reforms. The course is worth 3 credits. It is structured around regular lectures and students' presentations. The course is followed by a subsequent course denominated Pension Economics and Finance (worth 3 additional credits). Students interested in the topic are strongly advised to take both courses.

Topics:

Public and Political Economics of the Government Intervention

  • Government Intervention in the Economy: Data, Facts and Relevant Issues
  • Normative Approach to Public Intervention
  • Politics of Public Intervention

Welfare State Programs

  • Welfare State: Demand for Insurance, Origins & Main Programs
  • Health Care
  • Pension Systems: Goals, historical aspects and main features
  • Individual savings decisions and life-cycle models

Retirement Policy

  • Individual retirement decisions
  • Early retirement

Politics of Pensions

  • Political Support for Pensions

Students’ Presentation

People

 

Galasso V.

Course director

Additional information

Semester
Spring
Academic year
2019-2020
ECTS
3
Language
English
Education
Master of Science in Economics, Core course, Minor in Public Policy, 1st year

Master of Science in Economics and Communication in Financial Communication, Elective course, Elective course, 2nd year

Master of Science in Economics in Economia e Politiche Internazionali, Core course, Fundamental knowledges, 1st year