Political Economics II
Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 5
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
125 | 75
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
I - ECONOMY OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR II - THE STATE BUSINESS SECTOR III - TAX SYSTEM IV - PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION V - COMPANY BEHAVIOR VI - MARKETS OF PRODUCTION FACTORS VII - CURRENCY AND CREDIT VIII - NATIONAL INCOME AND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION IX - ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL, INTEGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION.
The programmatic contents allow in a coherent way to reach the objectives, as the classes seek through the participation of the students, make it stimulated to: 1. Analysis and understanding of the role of the State and public policies in the Economy, the weight and size of the state's business sector and the configuration and impact of the tax system. 2. Understanding the vicissitudes of the labor market and wage policy, the issues associated with the formation and amortization of capital. 3. Understand the organization and functioning of businesses, the problems associated with credit, liquidity and means of payment in the integrated economies and in the global economy. 4. Understanding the problems of economic growth and income distribution in modern societies.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
1. To sensitize students to the importance that knowledge of the concepts and fundamental instruments of political economy assumes in the orientation and legal framework of the life of individuals, families and companies. 2. Understand the functioning of markets and price formation in open economies, understand the essential aspects of the organization and functioning of enterprises, problems associated with credit, liquidity and means of payment. 3.To know the economic integration schemes and the instruments of economic policy. 4. Understanding economic policy instruments and the problems of economic growth and income distribution in modern societies.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Semester evaluation: at least 2 evaluation tests (2h + 2h) a) Interactive classes, with oral, textual and graphic exposition of the material, accompanied of participation and discussion of the subjects given. b) Resolution of practical cases, judgments and presentation of works. c) Continuous assessment and written examination.
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2.MANKIW, N. Gregory - Introdução à Economia, Tradução da 3.ª edição americana, São Paulo, Editora Pioneira Thomson Learning, 2005
3.PORTO, Manuel Carlos Lopes - Economia: Um Texto Introdutório, Almedina, 2009
4.NEVES, João César das - Introdução à Economia, Verbo, 2011
5.SAMUELSON, Paul, NORDAHAUS , Will - Economia, 18.ª edição, McGraw-Hill
6.MARTINEZ, Soares - Economia Política, Coimbra, Almedina, 2001