Numero di crediti :9

Semestre : 2° semestre

International economic policy

Settore scientifico disciplinare : SECS-P/02

Numero di crediti :9

Tipologia corso:corso

lingua: inglese

Data inizio corso: Monday, 22 February, 2016

Semestre : 2° semestre

Iscrizione al corso : Closed
Obiettivi formativi:


The course aims at providing a basic knowledge in International economics and in main international current topics (gravity model, organized crime and international terrorism), addressing in economic perspective. It will focus also on the role of International Organizations. 

Contenuto e articolazione del corso:

Part A -  Basic: Introduction to Macroeconomics model;

Part B - Basic: International Trade: gains from international trade; the teory of comparative advantages; International trade and factor endowments; imperfect competition, scale economies and international trade; trade policy; economic integration.

Part C – International Macroeconomics: introduction to International financial markets and foreign exchange market; Exchange rates, interest rates and prices; open-economy general macroeconomic model (Mundell-Fleming); exchange-rate regimes and balance-of-payments crises.focus on International Financial Crisis; 
Part D - International Coordination: International Institutions (WTO, IMF and WBG).
Part E- Lecturers on Instruments and models of empirical analysis and  impact evaluation of  preferential and non-preferential trade integration process, economic crime models (ECM), economic terrorism models; In-class presentations; Open debate.
Conoscenze e competenze che saranno acquisite:

This course offers students the opportunity to achieve not only basic notions of economic relations among countries and economies, but also analytical methodologies to understand the impact, effects, benefits and drawbacks of international trade, international financial flows and the public goods' production ( i.e. financial stability, security and safety). 




Prerequisiti ed eventuali propedeuticità:

Basic notions on micro and macroeconomics are required

Modalità di valutazione dell'apprendimento e prova d'esame:

Final assessment of the International Economic Policy course at the conclusion of the semester:

  1. Two Mid-term evaluation:
    1. Multiple choice test  (20 questions on Parts B-D);
    2. Oral Examination (Presentation on one of three topics).


Non attending students:

  1. Multiple choice test  (20 questions on Parts B-D + 15 on Part E)
  2. Oral Examination (eventually).
A chi è rivolto il corso:

The course aims at Master students enrolling in "Finance and Development" and "Cooperazione e Sviluppo- curriculum economico", for a.a. 2015-2016.

Come ottenere la tesi:
Metodi didattici:
Course structure:
  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Readings
  • Presentations
Modalità di valutazione della frequenza:

Mode of attendance:

Students are required to attend all scheduled classes (at least 80%).  The students will sign in at the beginning of each class.

Study on their own and prepare assessed as well as non-assessed work regularly

Testi d'esame:


- Blanchard, O. (2006) Macroeconomics -4. ed Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (Chaperts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 18, 19, 20); (to refresh Macroeconomics topics)

- Feenstra, R.C. and Taylor, A.M. (2008) International Economics, New York: Worth MacMillan (Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 13, 14, 15)


-Reinert, K.A. (2012) An Introduction to International Economics, New York: Cambridge University Press (Chapters: International Trade: 2, 3, 5-7; Global Macroeconomics: 13-17; International Development: 20, 21, 23)

- The New Wave of Globalization and Its Economic Effects, Chapter 1 - World Bank Report on Globalization, Growth and Poverty

-  Bineau Y., Montalbano P. (2012) - Selected Developmental Aspects of Trade and Trade Policies - Final Report for EUROPEAID;

-  De Benedictis L., Taglioni, D. (2011), Chapter 4, The Gravity Model in International Trade in De Benedicits and Salvatici (Eds), The Trade Impact of European Union Preferential Policies, Springer;

Other References: Other articles, organized by topics, will furnish during the course.

Materiali del corso: