Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Economy and Business Management :: Economics

Versao Portuguesa


3º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester


Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutor Vasco Leite
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutor Vasco Leite

Class type and School hours

Orientação Tutorial : 1 Horas
Teórico-prática : 2 Horas

Main Aims/Objectives

Understand the fundamentals of Economic Policy and frame them in the economic reality both at a structural and a conjunctural level.

Specific Aims/Objectives

Explain the mechanisms and reasoning of economic policies; analyze the functioning and effects of economic policies in industrialized countries; examine the Portuguese economic reality in view of the European integration and the globalization; and identify the possible methods and forms to shape a coordinated economic policy strategy.

Skills to be acquired

Understand Economic Policy and make scientific judgements about it.

Teaching Procedures

Participated expository lectures.


Chapter 1 - Concepts, Theories and Objectives of Economic Policy
Chpater 2 - Economic Growth
Chapter 3 - Full employment
Chapter 4 - Price stability
Chapter 5 - External balance
Chpater 6 - Conflict of objectives
Chapter 7 - Monetary policy
Chapter 8 - Foreign exchange policy
Chapter 9 - Budgetary (fiscal) policy
Chapter 10 - Income policy
Chapter 11 - Coordination of economic policies
Chapter 12 - Microeconomic (structural) policies
Chapter 13 - The Portuguese situation

Evaluation Type

Two tests.
A group work.
Participation in classes.

Teaching Resources

Powerpoints (Moodle), selected bibliography, internet.


European Union
Euro area
Twenty-first century

Main Bibliography

Author PINTO, António Mendonça
Title Politica Económica
Place Lisboa
Editor Principia
Year 1999
Author Bénassi-Queré, Agnès; Coeuré, Benôit; Jacquet, Pie
Title Economic Policy: Theory and Practice
Place Nova Iorque
Editor Oxford University Press
Year 2010
Author Trigo Pereira, Paulo; Gomes Santos, José Carlos; A
Title Economia e Finanças Públicas
Place Lisboa
Editor Escolar Editora
Year 2016

Complementary Bibliography

Author OCDE
Title Economic Policy Reforms 2017: Going for Growth
Edition 13ª
Place Paris, França
Editor OECD Publishing
Year 2017
Author Molle, W.
Title Economic Cohesion & Growth - The Theory And Pract
Place Londres
Editor Taylor & Francis
Year 2015