Numero di crediti :9
International economic policy
Settore scientifico disciplinare : SECS-P/02
Numero di crediti :9
Data inizio corso: Monday, 22 February, 2016Semestre : 2° semestre
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.
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.
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).
Basic notions on micro and macroeconomics are required
Final assessment of the International Economic Policy course at the conclusion of the semester:
- Two Mid-term evaluation:
- Multiple choice test (20 questions on Parts B-D);
- Oral Examination (Presentation on one of three topics).
Non attending students:
- Multiple choice test (20 questions on Parts B-D + 15 on Part E)
- Oral Examination (eventually).
The course aims at Master students enrolling in "Finance and Development" and "Cooperazione e Sviluppo- curriculum economico", for a.a. 2015-2016.
- Group discussions
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
- 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.