By the end of the course, students will have developed a deep critical knowledge of the economics of long-run growth and . business cycles. Moreover, by means of specific course activities, students will develop and strengthen their competences and abilities to: (i) measure the process of economic growth and the business cycle; the evolution of income distribution and the interactions among these phenomena; (ii) Estimate the relative importance of specific determinants of economic growth by means of econometric methods; (iii) analyse the economic consequences of processes of economic, monetary and financial integration across countries; (iv) understand the determinants of short-run economic fluctuations.
Finally, specifically designed group work and presentation sessions, will enable students to develop and train their communication skills and problem solving competences. Knowledge and competence developed during the course will also enhance students’ ability to comprehend advanced materials in the subject, making them ready for further advance specialization studies in the subject.