The aim of the course is to understand the fundamentals of the welfare economy and the fundamental aspects of the market failure and the crisis of the welfare state in order to illustrate the main features of the non-profit economy, with particular emphasis on non-profit activities in formal organizations related to the tourism and cultural activities markets, too.
1. Knowledge and understanding:
-Know and understand the fundamental aspects of non-profit economy.
- Know and understand the theoretical and methodological aspects of non-profit economy.
2. Application capability
- Know how to apply knowledge for understanding everyday economic events in non-profit sector, including those relating to the tourism market and cultural activities.
- Know how to apply knowledge regarding the public interventions in non-profit sector, including those relating to the tourism market and cultural activities..
3. Autonomy of judgment
- Be able of making a judgment on the issues faced by non-profit, including those relating to the tourism market and cultural activities.
- Be able of making decisions based on the theoretical and methodological aspects regarding non-profit sector.
4. Communication skills
- Be able to communicate information and ideas as well as discuss issues and advance solutions on the key themes of non-profit economy.
5. Learning capability
- Have the ability to draw from different bibliographic sources both in Italian and
English, with the aim of acquiring new skills.
- Have the learning skills necessary to undertake subsequent studies.
- Have the learning skills necessary to face problems relating to the tourism market and cultural activities.
It’s useful that students have basic knowledge with entry-level microeconomics tools, graphical representation of economic events and algebra notions.
The program is articulated into three blocks.
Module I: welfare economics and market failures (16 hours) (2 credits).
Module II: Welfare State and related crisis (16 hours) (2 credits).
Module III: economics of nonprofit and volunteering (40 hours) (5 credits).
Fundamentals of welfare economics. Market failure. Welfare State. State Failure. Non-profit economy. Volunteering.
The organization of the teaching is as follows: lectures, 72 hours.
Weisbrod B.A. (1991). The nonprofit economy, Harvard University Press.
Consistent with the learning objectives, learning assessment is articulated in a write and oral exam.