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Matematica per le scienze sociali (II SEM) (Prof. Ivar Ekeland) (visiting)

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Anno accademico 2021/2022

Codice attività didattica
INT 1466
Corso di studio
Corso SSST
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Tipologia
A scelta dello studente
Crediti/Valenza
3 (18 ore)
SSD attività didattica
MAT/07 - fisica matematica
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Obbligatoria
Tipologia esame
Elaborato e orale
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Sommario del corso

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Obiettivi formativi

In this course, I will show the use and the limits of mathematical models in the social sciences, psychology and sociology, with an emphasis on the economic approach to human behaviour. I will investigate collective decision-making, and show how social institutions, such as private property, markets on money, influence our relation to nature. The course will conclude with a focus on climate change and biodiversity loss.

I will focus on theoretical models, and I will keep away from statistics. A basic understanding of functions and calculus (differentiation, maximisation) is required.

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Programma

1. Introduction to social sciences. The individual vs. society.

2. The social contract (Hobbes, Rousseau, Rawls). Voting procedures. Self-implementing contracts, free riders, a role for coercion. Resources and sharing.

3. Private property, money and markets. The price as a common value. In what sense is economic equilibrium good?

4. The problem of production and surplus value: Marx against the neo-liberals. Market imperfections: externalities, and how to correct them (Pigou, Coase)

5. The common good. The greatest good for the greatest number ? What is the value of nature ? What is the value of education, or health? The influence of indicators in public life and war: GNP, the economic theory of law, the least of all possible evils.

6. Case study 1: oceans and fisheries as a renewable resource

7. Case study 2: climate change, problems and actors

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Modalità di insegnamento


There will be nine lessons of two hours

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Students will be divided into groups of two or three according to their number, and each group will be assigned a task to be presented at the end of the course

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