EPP6076938, A.A. 2016/17

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea in
EP2093, ordinamento 2014/15, A.A. 2016/17
Crediti formativi 6.0
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali "Marco Fanno"
Sito E-Learning
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE


Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
AFFINE/INTEGRATIVA Attività formative affini o integrative SECS-P/02 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso III Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Ore Studio
LEZIONE 6.0 42 108.0 Nessun turno

Inizio attività didattiche 27/02/2017
Fine attività didattiche 09/06/2017

Commissioni d'esame
Commissione Dal Al Membri
2 Commissione AA 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 LODIGIANI ELISABETTA (Presidente)
BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione AA 2016/17 13/04/2017 30/09/2017 LODIGIANI ELISABETTA (Presidente)
BRUNELLO GIORGIO (Membro Effettivo)
ROCCO LORENZO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisiti: Course held during the International Summer Program in Padova: intensive classes especially dedicated to international students. Classes and exam: May - mid June.

The course Economics of Social Capital will go through both theoretical models and econometric tools. Therefore, attending students are expected to be familiar with basic mathematical analysis, basic statistics and econometrics.
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: At the end of the course, students are expected:
• To have knowledge of key concepts, and theories of the social capital literature.
• To be aware of the problems related to social capital’s measurement in the empirical literature.
• To understand the relationships between social capital and economic development.
• To have knowledge of quantitative and econometric techniques used in economic research, in order to understand the main contents of recently published scientific papers.
Modalita' di esame:
Criteri di valutazione: Assessment for granting grades in this course is different for “attending” and “non-attending students”. For “attending students”, the exam is composed of two parts. The first part is a written final exam including open questions and exercises. The second part is an oral presentation to the class of an academic paper to be agreed with the teacher. For “non-attending” students, the exam consists of a written exam including open questions and exercises.
Grades for “attending” students:
- Written exam 55%
- Active class participation 10%
- Oral Presentation 35%

Grades for “non-attending” students:
- Written exam 100%
Contenuti: This course will offer a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical concept and empirical applications of social capital in economics. We will look at how social capital is defined, and we will discuss measurement issues. Then we will analyze the effects of social capital on social and economic development.
The following topics will be covered during the course:
• Definitions of social capital. What is social capital. Social capital and other types of capital.
• Measurement issues
• Topics on Social Capital and Development
o Social capital and institutions,
o Social capital and economic growth,
o Social capital and health
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course combines lessons, students’ presentations, and in-class discussion of academic papers. Students are expected to participate actively by having read the material in advance.
Teaching materials (Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio)
After each lecture, the slides presented in class will be available through the Moodle platform.
At the beginning of the course, a reading list will be provided with the indication of the academic papers to be analyzed and that students are supposed to read in advance.

Textbook (Testi di riferimento)
Lectures will be based on academic articles. A syllabus will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio:
Testi di riferimento: