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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
10  17 
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: ISABEL PARDO GARCIA - Group(s): 10  17 
Phone number
Office hours
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2. Pre-Requisites

No prior requirements are established but we recommend students have completed Economic Policy I and have knowledge of macroeconomics as well as user-level office computer skills.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

The aim of the subjects in the area of economic policy is for students to acquire knowledge of the logic of the decision making process, the inclusion of the goals of economic policy in the general framework of political objectives, the use of instruments to achieve these goals and the effects of these means on the particular environment of institutions and enterprises.


The general aim is, then, for students to acquire more extensive knowledge and understanding of economic reality, the logic behind the actions of the main economic agents, so as to be able to evaluate (both quantitatively and qualitatively) the different actions of public decision makers and to identify the effect of these actions on the activity of economic agents.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E02 Understand the role of institutions and economic agents in economic and social activities.
E05 Ability to contribute to the establishment of strategies which will allow for the efficient allocation of resources, the generation of wealth and a suitable distribution of income.
E08 Know the different types of government intervention, as well as the fundamental premises of welfare economics.
E10 Ability to design and implement policies and strategies promoting competition and market restructuring.
G01 Possession of the skills needed for continuous, self-led, independent learning, which will allow students to develop the learning abilities needed to undertake further study with a high degree of independence.
G02 Ability to understand the ethical responsibility and the code of ethics of professionals working in the field of economics. To know, respect and contribute to the fulfillment of the commitments related to gender equality, non-discrimination, human rights legislation and development cooperation.
G03 Develop oral and written communication skills in order to prepare reports, research projects and business projects and defend them before any commission or group of professionals (specialised or non-specialised) in more than one language, by collecting relevant evidence and interpreting it appropriately so as to reach conclusions.
G04 Ability for the use and development of information and communication technology in the development of professional activity.
G05 Capacity for teamwork, to lead, direct, plan and supervise multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in both national and international environments.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Enable student for autonomous work and learning, as well as for personal initiative
Train the student to listen to and defend arguments orally or in writing
Train the student to search for information in order to analyze it, interpret is meaning, synthesize it and communicate it to others.
Be able to identify analytical models and techniques of the economic, legal and social environment and their historical development
Know the main macroeconomic variables and the economic policy instruments.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Financial policy
  • Unit 2: Employment policy and social policy
  • Unit 3: Regional policy and social cohesion
  • Unit 4: Local development policy
  • Unit 5: Research, development and technological innovation policy (R+D+i)
  • Unit 6: Enterprise policy and policy for promoting entrepreneurial activity
  • Unit 7: Environmental policy
  • Unit 8: European planning policy and development cooperation policy
  • Unit 9: Other sectorial policies (agricultural, industrial and service industry)
7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com R Description *
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E02 E05 E08 E10 1.2 30 N N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Cooperative / Collaborative Learning E02 E05 E08 E10 G01 G02 G03 G04 G05 0.6 15 Y N N
Workshops or seminars [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E02 E05 E08 E10 0.2 5 N N N
Scientific paper reading and review [OFF-SITE] Self-study E05 G01 0.38 9.5 Y N N
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] Self-study E02 E05 E08 E10 G01 2.18 54.5 N N N
Final test [ON-SITE] Combination of methods E02 E05 E08 E10 0.1 2.5 Y Y Y
Group tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] Guided or supervised work E02 E05 E08 E10 0.04 1 Y Y N
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Combination of methods 1.3 32.5 Y N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 2.14 Total class time hours: 53.5
Total credits of out of class work: 3.86 Total hours of out of class work: 96.5

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming
R: Rescheduling training activity

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
  Grading System  
Evaluation System Face-to-Face Self-Study Student Description
Final test 70.00% 0.00% Different questions about topics/contents
Practicum and practical activities reports assessment 15.00% 0.00% Assessment of the practical work portfolio by the lecturer. If the student requests so, the mark will be maintained.
Other methods of assessment 10.00% 0.00% Assessment of participation and attitude of the student in class.
Self Evaluation and Co-evaluation 5.00% 0.00% Self- and co-assessment of collaborative work carried out by the group and by each of its members.
Total: 100.00% 0.00%  

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Evaluation criteria not defined
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 30
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Cooperative / Collaborative Learning] 15
Workshops or seminars [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 5
Scientific paper reading and review [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 9.5
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 54.5
Final test [PRESENCIAL][Combination of methods] 2.5
Group tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][Guided or supervised work] 1
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Combination of methods] 32.5

Global activity
Activities hours
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Banco Central Europeo:  
Banco Mundial:  
Banco de españa:  
Comisión Europea:  
Gobierno de España:  
Informe Mensual de la Caixa.  
A.La bibliografía específica de cada tema se facilitará por moodle  
Aranda Garcia, E.; Pérez Moreno, S. y Sánchez Andrés, A. (coord) Política Económica y entorno empresarial Madrid Pearson 2018  
Evangelina Aranda, Juan.R Cuadrado y F. Javier Casares Política Económica: un contexto de crisis, recuperación e incertidumbre Pamplona Thomson Reuters 9788490995051 2016  
Miguel Angel Galindo Martin; María Soledad Castaño El impacto de las políticas públicas en la creación de empresas Pearson 9788415552291 2014  
Sánchez Andrés, A y Tomás Carpi, J.A Política Económica 2017 Valencia Tirant lo blanch 2018  

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