Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
El curs té com a objectiu analitzar la crisi econòmica actual (la gran recessió) des de diferents angles. Per ser més precisos, el curs estudia la gènesi de la crisi, les respostes que els governs han posat en marxa per tal de combatre-la, com ha afectat les llars i la forma en què les famílies han tractat de fer front a les seves conseqüències més negatives. L'anàlisi es basa en una perspectiva europea.
Crèdits ECTS:
6

Grups

Grup A

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
RAMON BALLESTER GONZALEZ
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Horaris:

Activitat Horari Aula
Teoria1 dt 15-16:30, dv 15-16:30

Competències

  • Construir i defensar arguments lògics a partir del coneixement i la crítica raonada d'altres propostes.
  • Comunicar arguments de manera correcta, oralment i per escrit, en les llengües oficials i en anglès.
  • Analitzar criticament les dades i la documentació econòmica legal, i saber interpretar i extreure resultats significatius i rellevants.
  • Analitzar el funcionament del sistema econòmic i ser capaç de contextualizar el paper i les funcions dels diferents agents i institucions econòmiques.
  • Contextualizar els principals processos de canvi econòmic analitzant els factors històrics, socials, institucionals i ambientals que els condicionen.
  • Utilitzar els conceptes i models econòmics per entendre i explicar la realitat econòmica que ens envolta.
  • Elaborar un discurs econòmic coherent sobre els factors ambientals, internacionals o socials que actualment incideixen en l'economia.

Continguts

1. Poverty, consumption and social exclusion

2. The current economic crisis: origins and deep causes

3. The current economic crisis: government responses

4. Effects of the crisis on the welfare of families

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Anàlisi / estudi de casos 6 30 36
Classes expositives 33 36 69
Elaboració de treballs 2,5 15 17,5
Prova d'avaluació 2 15 17
Total 43,5 96 139,5

Bibliografia

  • Brian Nolan and Christopher Whelan (2010). Using non-monetary deprivation indicators to analyze poverty social exclusion. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 29(2), 305-325 Catàleg
  • Engelbert Stockhammer( (2015). Rising inequality as a cause of the present crisis. Cambridge Journal of Economic, 39(3), 933-958 Catàleg
  • Jaejoon Woo, Elva Bova, Tidiane Kinda, and Y. Sophia Zhang (2013). Distributional Consequences of Fiscal Consolidation and Role of Fiscal Policy. IMF Working Papers, 13(195), Catàleg
  • Manos Matsaganis and Chrysa Leventi (2014). Distributive Effects of the Crisis and Austerity in Seven EU Countries. Improve Working Paper, 2014(14), Catàleg
  • Ángel Estrada, Daniel Garrote, Eva Valdeolivas and Javier Vallés (2014). HOUSEHOLD DEBT AND UNCERTAINTY: PRIVATE CONSUMPTION AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION. Documentos de Trabajo, Banco de España, (1415),
  • Gonzalo Paz and José Manuel Sánchez (2014). Household Debt and Consumption Inequality: The Spanish Case. Economies, (2), 147-170
  • André, C. (2016). Household debt in OECD countries: Stylised facts and policy issues. OECD Economics Department Working Papers, (1277),
  • Ive Marx, Brian Nolan and Javier Olivera (2014). The Welfare State and Anti-Poverty Policy in Rich Countries. IZA Discussion Paper , (8154),

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
Final exam The final exam will assess the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject. 60
Short essay The short essay is based on the collection and commentary of statistical data on on the levels of poverty and deprivation as well as the mechanisms of social protection in Europe. There will be an introductory session class for the short essay, focusing on the databases to be used to write the essay. The small essays will be made in groups of 3 or 4 people.

20
Participation Both classroom participation and online questionnaires are evaluated 20

Qualificació

The course runs on a system of continuous assessment. Students must make one small essay and a final exam. Active participation in the classroom will be assessed too.

The final exam is worth 60% of the grade for the course, the small essay is worth 20% and the participation the remaining 20%.

The final exam will assess the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject.

The small essay is based on the collection and commentary of statistical data on the levels of poverty and deprivation as well as the mechanisms of social protection in Europe. There will be an introductory session class for the short essay, focusing on the databases and on the methodology to be used to write the essay. The small essays will be made in groups of three or four people. Some basic knowledge in statistics is needed in order to write the essay.

There is no pass mark for any of the assessment items (final exam, small essay and participation), but the student must get a minimum of 5 out of 10 to pass the course.

Those who have not passed the subject by the continuous evaluation system and who have obtained a minimum score of 3 out of 10 in the weighted average of the final exam, short essay and participation, may take the re-sit exam. Students who have taken a note less than 3 will have failed the subject.

The student is not allowed to take the re-sit exam if he/she has passed the continuous evaluation.

The marks of the short essay and of participation are not recoverable. The re-sit exam only serves to improve the final exam mark. In other words, the re-sit exam is worth 60% of the final grade.

The final grade for students that take the re-sit exam will be five if the student passes the subject (the weighted average of the re-sit exam, the short essay and participation is equal to or greater than 5). Otherwise, he/she will eventually get the grade obtained in the continuous assessment system.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
The "Not presented" grade involves only having participated in elements contained in the assessment criteria that totaled less than 50% of the total weight of the subject.

Observacions

Given the topics analyzed in the course, the economic crisis and its effects on the welfare of households, the list of references provided is only an approximation of the readings that will be used during the course.

The list of compulsory readings will be published at the beginning of the classes.