International trade and economic development (2011/2012)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Riccardo Fiorentini, Eugenio Peluso
Riccardo Fiorentini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
First semester dal Sep 26, 2011 al Dec 22, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Development economics (Prof. Eugenio Peluso)
Aim of the module is to give an overview of the main aspects of economic development. A short introduction on growth and technological progress will be followed by the analysis of income distribution and human capital accumulation in order to give students the tools for evaluating the development level of foreign markets that may be relevant for domestic firms.

International trade (Prof. Riccardo Fiorentini)
This module deals with the role of international institution ,such as WTO, IMF and the WB, in shaping development processes. Particular attention will be given to the links among globalization, growth and income inequality


1. Overview of development experiences
2. growth and technology
3. endogenous growth, history and expectations
4. wealth inequality, consumption, demography and poverty

1.economic growth and the international institutions: the IMF and WB
2. WTO, trade agreements and the rules of international trade
3. Financial crisis, globalization, development and income inequalites
4. Experiences of regional integration

Stiglitz e Charlton, Commercio equo per tutti. Garzanti, 2007
Parenti, Il WTO, Il Mulino 2007
Schiltzer, Il Fondo Monetario Internazionale, Il Mulino, 2004
Economia dello sviluppo : D. Weil, Crescita Economica, Hoepli Editore, ISBN:978-88-203-3871-8
Teachers shall suggest other readings during the course

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam. Students may prepare short papers as a part of the exam

Teaching aids


Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 67.27% 27 2
Rejected 1.81%
Absent 10.90%
Ritirati 20.0%
Canceled --
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
0.0% 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 2.7% 0.0% 5.4% 10.8% 8.1% 18.9% 29.7% 8.1% 8.1% 5.4%

Data from AA 2011/2012 based on 55 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.