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QUANTITATIVE POLICY ANALYSIS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Anno immatricolazione

2017/2018

Anno offerta

2018/2019

Normativa

DM270

SSD

SECS-P/02 (POLITICA ECONOMICA)

Dipartimento

DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E AZIENDALI

Corso di studio

ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION - ECONOMIA, FINANZA E INTEGRAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE

Curriculum

PERCORSO COMUNE

Corso di studio

2°

Periodo didattico

Primo Semestre (24/09/2018 - 21/12/2018)

Crediti

6

Ore

44 ore di attività frontale

Lingua insegnamento

English

Tipo esame

SCRITTO

Docente

SASSI MARIA (titolare) - 6 CFU

Prerequisiti

The course has no formal pre-requisites. A familiarity with basic statistical, macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts is very useful

Obiettivi formativi

The course offers a basic introduction to quantitative methods commonly used in policy analysis. It introduces students to the solution of policy development problems with analytical techniques and practical tools appropriate to professional work. Students also learn the ways in which conclusions may be drawn from such analyses. Appropriate software such as GAMS, STATA and Excel are used

Programma e contenuti

1. Introduction to Quantitative Policy Analysis (QPA)

- Objective and steps of QPA; - Component of a model; - base run; Types of models.

2. Using GAMS for QPA

- Introduction to GAMS; - Modeling demand; - Modeling supply; - Equilibrium for non-tradable goods; - International trade; - Regional trade; - Income and welfare effect; - Examples.

3. Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) and Multiplier Analysis

- Composition of a SAM; - Analysis of a SAM; - Economic linkages and multiplier effects; - Unconstrained and constrained SAM multiplier analysis; - Examples.

4. Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models

- Model definition; - Model closure; - Model solution; - Simulations; - Examples.

5. Global Trade Analysis for QPA

- Model definition; - Closure of the model; - Model solution; - Simulations; - Examples.

6. Datasets - Presentation of the main datasets available on-line

- Objective and steps of QPA; - Component of a model; - base run; Types of models.

2. Using GAMS for QPA

- Introduction to GAMS; - Modeling demand; - Modeling supply; - Equilibrium for non-tradable goods; - International trade; - Regional trade; - Income and welfare effect; - Examples.

3. Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) and Multiplier Analysis

- Composition of a SAM; - Analysis of a SAM; - Economic linkages and multiplier effects; - Unconstrained and constrained SAM multiplier analysis; - Examples.

4. Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models

- Model definition; - Model closure; - Model solution; - Simulations; - Examples.

5. Global Trade Analysis for QPA

- Model definition; - Closure of the model; - Model solution; - Simulations; - Examples.

6. Datasets - Presentation of the main datasets available on-line

Metodi didattici

The course is organized into frontal lessons and practice. This latter is based on empirical applications; students work through with the statistical packages GAMS, Excel and STATA

Testi di riferimento

A full reading list is available at the teacher's website

Modalità verifica apprendimento

In addition to the final written exam, during practice the teacher has the opportunity to verify the individual level of knowledge of student and fill possible gaps

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