Prof. Alberto Pozzolo
Spring Semester 2021/2022
When students were asked what is the most pressing problem that economists should address, many different answers were given. The following word cloud provides a representative synthesis:
This introductory course in economics aims at providing the analytical tools and basic knowledge to understand and interpret the mechanisms that drive the functioning of economic systems. The course will cover both microeconomics and macroeconomics, touching the following topics:
- The big questions about the economy
- Economic decision making
- Economic relationships and interactions
- The functioning and efficiency of markets
- The aggregate (macro)economy in the short and medium run
- The aggregate (macro) economy in the long run
- The role of the State
Issues covered during the course include consumer’s theory, perfect competition, oligopoly and monopoly, aggregate demand and supply, money and inflation, government intervention and public debt.
The reference book is The CORE team, The Economy, freely available at: Link identifier #identifier__87801-1https://www.core-econ.org/the-economy/?lang=en.
Alberto Pozzolo is professor of economics at Roma Tre University. He has held teaching positions at University of Molise, at Bayes (former Cass) School of Business, Bejing Normal University, LUISS – Guido Carli and Hong Kong University for Science and Technology. Formerly, he was an economist in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. He is co-editor of European Economy – Bank, regulation and the real sector, a journal encouraging the debate among academics, regulators and bankers, and President of Assonebb, an association for the diffusion of economic knowledge. His academic research, published in several international journals, has focused mainly on banking and firm internationalization. Mr. Pozzolo graduated in Economics from Bocconi University and holds a Doctoral degree in economics from the University of Ancona and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Southampton.