LABORATORIO DI COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE

ECONOMICS LABORATORIO DI COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE

0222200060
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E STATISTICHE
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2019/2020

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1060LESSONS
Objectives
The course is divided into two parts carried out by ICE experts and ISTAT experts.

The internationalization process, the (2008-2018): their internationalization experiences, their performance, the changes in the production system. Case studies and analysis are based on the dynamics of the main macroeconomic and sectoral trends, making use of indicators and variables drawn from the rich ISTAT data sets.

In the second module carried out by ICE staff, the analysis program analyzes the characteristics of the internationalization processes of Italian companies, also a comparison with the other main European countries, both in terms of commercial internationalization and through participation in production networks international, both through productive internationalization. The new forms of internationalization that are possible from digitization and technological innovation (digital commerce) will also be examined.
In practical laboratories, training sessions are held in which the available databases on internationalization are used, the main indicators are analyzed and concrete cases of internationalization models are examined.

Knowledge and understanding:

Modulo 1 (trad. inglese): understanding of the process of competitiveness of Italian production system, analysed from different point of views:
-external competitiveness (its ability to sell on foreign markets)
- internationalization process (different forms of internationalization and their linkages with performaces),
- increase in real incomes and in the standards of living of regions or nations,
-Competitiveness and (labour) productivity
-Different measures of productivity
-Usage of main macro and sectoral indicators to prepare reports on short and medium term dynamics of Italian economy
Prerequisites
The attendance of the course entails a specific background knowledge of international economics, micro, macroeconomics and math and statistics. a good knowledge of english is also required as most of the study material is in English.
Basic knowledge of network analysis would be an asset.
Contents
TOPICS MODULE 1:

Italian competitiveness in the last 10 years: European comparisons
Macro (labour productivity) and micro elements of competitiveness (size, productivity, specialization model)
Changes in production system during the crisis
Structural dimensions of competitiveness: investments, human capital, digitalization process
Connectivity and shock transmissions: granularity hypotesis
Network analysis of international flows;
Export thresholds: methods of calculation and policy implications
Multinational group membership and performance

TOPICS MODULE 2:

Commercial internationalization: 1) The specialization model of Italy and its evolution 2) the dimensional structure of Italian companies Characteristics of exporting companies and not even in comparison with the main European countries 3) Focus markets Production internationalization Characteristics of multinational companies: ç Italian investments abroad and foreign companies present with productive investments in Italy The new forms of internationalization: digital commerce Public support for internationalization: the role of the various actors (ministries, agencies, regions) and the tools available

Teaching Methods
ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF RECENT TRENDS OF ITALIAN ECONOMY
TUTORIALS: APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES, HOW TO PREPARE REPORTS ON MACRO AND SECTORAL TRENDS

LECTURES ICE: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF RECENT TRENDS OF WORLD TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY
TUTORIALS: APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES, HOW TO READ, USE TRADE AND OTHER ECONOMIC DATA TO ELABORATE A FIRM PROJECT AIMED AT APPROACHING FOREIGN MARKETS

Module 1:
LECTURES – N° 10 HOURS
SEMINARS AND LAB – N° 10 HOURS
Tutorials: N° 10 HOURS

Module 2:
LECTURES – N° 10 HOURS
SEMINARS AND LAB – N° 10 HOURS
Tutorials: N° 10 HOURS
ATTENDANCE IS NOT COMPULSORY BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Verification of learning
FINAL ASSESSMENT:
THE ASSESSMENT IS BASED ON A PRESENTATION AND A RESEARCH PROJECT DURING THE COURSE ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IS PROVIDED AT THE STUDENTS DURING THE COURSE.

The Research Project requires you to submit a Proposal (due end March); an in-class Oral Report (on half of May); the Paper (due end of May ); and a Revised Paper (due by the exam). The Research Project structure is fully described in the project guidelines provided to the students.
Texts
Accetturo A., A. Bassanetti, M. Bugamelli, I. Faiella, P. Finaldi Russo, D. Franco, S. Giacomelli e M. Omiccioli (2013), “Il sistema industriale italiano tra globalizzazione e crisi”, Questioni di Economia e Finanza , Banca d’Italia.

Berlingieri G., S. Calligaris, S. Costa e C. Criscuolo (2017), “Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo: la divergenza nella produttività tra settori e imprese italiane”, in C. Dell’Aringa, C. Lucifora e T. Treu (a cura di), Salari, produttività, disuguaglianze. Verso un nuovo modello contrattuale?, Arel-il Mulino,Roma.

Bugamelli M., F. Lotti (eds.), M. Amici, E. Ciapanna, F. Colonna, F. D’Amuri, S. Giacomelli, A. Linarello, F. Manaresi, G. Palumbo, F. Scoccianti e E. Sette (2018),” Productivity growth in Italy: a tale of a slow-motion change”, Banca d’Italia Questioni di Economia e Finanza, n. 422, gennaio.

Calligaris S., M. Del Gatto, F. Hassan, G.I.P. Ottaviano e F. Schivardi (2016), “Italy’s productivity conundrum - A study on resource misallocation in Italy”,EC Discussion Paper, n. 30, maggio.

Costa S., C. Pappalardo e C. Vicarelli (2016), “Internationalization choices and Italian firm performance during the crisis”, Small Business Economics, vol. 48, issue 3, 753-769

Costa S., F. Luchetti, E. Mazzeo, F. Sallusti e C. Vicarelli (2016), “Struttura, performance e potenzialità di crescita delle imprese esportatrici italiane negli anni del «double dip»”,l’Industria, a. XXXVII,n. 1, gennaio-marzo, pp. 71-100.

Costa S. Sallusti F., Vicarelli C. e Zurlo D., (2019), “Over the ROC methodology: Productvity, Economic Size and Firms Export Thresholds”, Review of International Economics, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/roie.12405

di Giovanni J., A.A. Levchenko e I. Méjean (2018), The micro origins of international business-cycle comovement. American Economic Review, 108(1), pp. 82–108.

EFIGE Cross Country Report” Bruegel Blueprint Series, Volume 17

Fawcett T. (2006), “An introduction to ROC analysis”,Pattern recognition letters, 27, pp. 861-874.

Gabaix X. (2011), The granular origins of aggregate fluctuations. Econometrica, 79, pp. 733-772.

Istat (2018), Rapporto sulla competitività dei settori produttivi. Marzo, Roma. https://www.istat.it/storage/settori-produttivi/2018/Rapporto-competitivita-2018.pdf

Istat (2019), Rapporto sulla competitività dei settori produttivi. Marzo, Roma. https://www.istat.it/it/archivio/228641



OECD. 2008. Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and user guide.

Paris: OECD.



Topics and Readings Module 2



ICE, RAPPORTO L’Italia nell’economia internazionale varie edizioni



Sergio Mariotti Marco Mutinelli, Italia Multinazionale, edizione 2017 (www.ice.it) ed edizioni precedenti



ICE e Politecnico di Milano Esportazioni e E-commerce delle imprese italiane, 2018



ICE, Le imprese italiane nelle reti produttive internazionali, 2018



Anna Giunta Rossi, Che cosa sa fare l’Italia, Laterza

Accetturo , Giunta, Rossi Le imprese italiane tra crisi e nuova globalizzazione, Banca d’Italia, Questioni di economia e Finanza n. 86

Onida F. L’industria
More Information
THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN Italian, SLIDES, TEXTBOOK AND READING LIST WILL BE IN ENGLISH.

TRAINING MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE
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