Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT9005 (AF:281395 AR:158336)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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The course "Introduction to Economics" provides the key basic principles of Economics, in the field of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and International Economics.
- To develop a general overview of the major topics in economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics);
- To know and understand the functioning of international markets and economic policies;
- To know the basic decision-making processes of economic organizations.
Some basic knowledge of graphical representations and secondary-school level Mathematics.
Part 1 will be devoted to microeconomics:
- trade offs in economics
- consumer theory
- elasticity and markets
- the effect of taxes
- production theory
- equilibrium under perfect competition and welfare
- monopoly and oligopoly

Part 2 will be devoted to macroeconomics:
- national accounts
- deman and supply
- unemployment and inflation
- long run economic growth
- saving, investment and finance
- fiscal policies
- monetary policies
Economics,by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, McMillan publisher, third edition
- Mid-term written examination (50% of final mark)
- Final written examination (50% of final mark)
From 0 to 2 additional points for the homeworks
Besides the lectures there will be some "on line applications" and some tutorials.
Students will be expected to hand in regularly their homeworks.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion:
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments

Ca' Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Poverty and inequalities" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 14/02/2019