International Trade and Economic Development (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S003747
Name of lecturers
Eugenio Peluso, Riccardo Fiorentini
Coordinator
Eugenio Peluso
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/02 - ECONOMIC POLICY
Language of instruction
English
Location
VICENZA
Period
Primo semestre Magistrali dal Sep 26, 2016 al Jan 13, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Primo semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM3  
Friday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM1  

Learning outcomes

Development Economics (Prof. Eugenio Peluso)
This part of the course aims to provide an overview of the main aspects of economic development: a brief introduction to the problems of growth and the role of technological progress, the analysis of the distributional aspects and the mechanisms of accumulation of physical capital and human capital. The program will be completed by the analysis of credit and labour markets in developing countries. The dual models and the mechanisms of agglomeration pointed out by the New Economic Geography theory will offer a recent perspective. The main objective will be to provide for students who aim at working in firms and public companies active on international markets, those useful tools for evaluating the opportunities offered by the various countries with which Italian companies interact, both as potential markets as possible production sites.


International trade (Prof. Riccardo Fiorentini)
This module deals with the recent evolution of the world economy and focuses both on patterns of regional integration and the links between financial crisis, global imbalances and income inequality.

The course will be taught in English

Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
1. Overview of development experiences
2. Economic growth and technological change
3. Endogenous growth, history and institutions
4. Inequality, poverty and social mobility
5. The dual model, international labor mobility and migration.
6. Urban agglomeration and New economic Geography
7. Credit mkt and development
8. Diversity and conficts.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE
7. Financial crisis, globalization, development and income inequalities
8. Regional integration in the world economy

Textbooks:
R. Fiorentini e G. Montani (2012), The New Global Political Economy, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-0-85793-404-8, capitoli 2,3,4
D. Ray: Development economics Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01706-9, Chapters 2, 3,4,5,6,7,10.
Further readings will be suggested during the lectures

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
DEBRAJ RAY Development economics Princeton University Press 1998 0691017069

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam to check the knowledge of the main topics presented during the lectures. Students may prepare a short essay on a topic proposed by the lecturers, which will be marked from 0 to 4 additional points.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017