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A.A. 2010/2011

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
First semester Oct 4, 2010 Dec 22, 2010
Second semester Feb 21, 2011 May 25, 2011
Exam sessions
Session From To
Winter session Jan 10, 2011 Feb 19, 2011
Summer session May 30, 2011 Jul 9, 2011
Autumn session Aug 29, 2011 Sep 24, 2011
Degree sessions
Session From To
Autumn session Nov 25, 2010 Nov 26, 2010
Winter session Apr 18, 2011 Apr 21, 2011
Summer session Jul 7, 2011 Jul 8, 2011
Period From To
All Saints Nov 1, 2010 Nov 1, 2010
National holiday Dec 8, 2010 Dec 8, 2010
Christmas holidays Dec 22, 2010 Jan 6, 2011
Easter holidays Apr 22, 2011 Apr 26, 2011
National holiday Apr 25, 2011 Apr 25, 2011
Labour Day May 1, 2011 May 1, 2011
Local holiday May 21, 2011 May 21, 2011
National holiday Jun 2, 2011 Jun 2, 2011
Summer holidays Aug 8, 2011 Aug 15, 2011

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Academic staff


Bucciol Alessandro 045 802 8278

Centanni Silvia 045 8425460

Chesini Giuseppina 045 802 8495 (VR) -- 0444/393938 (VI)

Cipriani Giam Pietro 045 802 8271

De Sinopoli Francesco 045 842 5450

Lubian Diego 045 802 8419

Marquis Mel Jacob 0458028061

Noto Sergio 045 802 8008

Peluso Eugenio 045 8028104

Perali Federico 045 802 8486

Pertile Paolo 045 802 8438

Ricciuti Roberto 0458028417

Sartor Nicola 0458028508

Zago Angelo 045 802 8414

Zoli Claudio 045 802 8479

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Second semester dal Feb 21, 2011 al May 25, 2011.

Learning outcomes

The main objective of the course on Development Economics is learning to apply the tools of economic analysis to problems of growth, poverty and market failures in developing countries, to understand:

a. Which are the critical factors that have permitted to some poor countries to be catching up with the more developed ones in per capita income and human development, while other countries remain poor.

b. The relevance of household behaviour to drive choice of labour supply, entrepreneurial activity and migration.

c.How data should be collected and analyzed to prepare suitable reports on growth, poverty and human development for international development agencies.


The course disentangles the different roles played by households, market, state and private firms in the development processes. Assuming the perspective of dual models, we will analyze the determinants of physical and human capital accumulation. We will stress the role of history and expectations and point out the relevance of political and distributional factors. Specific problems that are addressed include the analysis of households risk attitude and labour supply choices to determine different development paths and migration choices. The impact of market failures in land, capital, credit and insurance markets on economic development are finally investigated.

Main References:

Ray = Debraji Ray, Development Economics, Princeton University press (1998)

BU = P. Bardhan, C. Udry, Development Microeconomics, Oxford University press (1999)

Hayami = Y. Hayami, Development Economics, Oxford University press (2001)

Basu = K. Basu, Analytical Development Economics, MIT Press (1997)


1) Economic Development: The Dual Model
References: Ray, Ch.1, 2, 10.1, 10.2; Basu, Ch. 7; BU, Ch.15.

2) Economic Growth and Development
References: Ray, Ch. 3, 4; Hayami, Ch. 5, 6; Basu, Ch. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, BU, Ch. 12.

3) The role of history, expectations and institutions
References: Ray, Ch.5; Basu, Ch. 2; BU, Ch. 16,17; Hayami, Ch. 9.

4) Inequality, Poverty and human development
References: Ray, Ch.6, 7, 8, 9; Basu, Ch. 3.4, 3.5; BU, Ch. 10, 11. Hayami, Ch. 7.1, 7.2,7.3.

5) A microeconomic perspective: household models
References: Ray, Ch. 10.3, 13, Basu, Ch. 8, 9.

6) Market failures: Labor and migration
References: BU, Ch. 2, 4, 5.

7) Market failures: Land
References: Ray, Ch. 11, 12; BU, Ch. 6.

8) Market failures: Capital, credit and insurance markets
References: Ray, Ch. 14, 15, Basu, Ch. 13; BU, Ch. 7,8,9.

Further articles and exercices will be indicated in the course website.
Three invited seminars will complete the program.

Examination Methods

Written exam, which can be partially replaced by homework and exercices.

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List of theses and work experience proposals

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Analisi dell'Impatto della Regolamentazione: potenziale e applicazioni concrete Various topics
Costs and benefits of the new Turin-Lyon railway line Various topics
Costs and benefits of new systems for speed control on italian motorways Various topics
Contingent valuation for the quality of hospital characteristics Various topics
Evaluating occupational impacts of large investment projects Various topics

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