TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL FIRM DEVELOPMENT

ECONOMICS TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL FIRM DEVELOPMENT

0222210019
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E STATISTICHE
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2019/2020

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1060LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE (IN ENGLISH) AIMS TO PROVIDE THE ESSENTIAL ANALYTICAL TOOLS TO EXAMINE SPECIFIC ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND REAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION. THE PROGRAM IS A COMBINATION OF THE ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY AND SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES IN AN ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK THAT ENHANCES THE LINKS BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FACTOR MOBILITY AND POLICIES. THE CASE STUDIES AND THE APPLIED ANALYSIS PROVIDE A PICTURE OF THE MOST RECENT LITERATURE ON THE TOPIC OF THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF COMPANIES, TREATING EUROPE, AND ITALY IN PARTICULAR, AS A CASE STUDY.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
KNOWLEDGE OF MICRO- AND MACRO-ECONOMIC THEORIES OF TRADE, OF THEORIES ON REGIONAL INTEGRATION, OF FACTOR MOBILITY, OF THE LOCATION OF COMPANIES AND OF COMPETITION.
UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS OF REAL INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION OF THE MARKETS, OF THE FORMS OF EXCHANGE LINKED TO OUTSOURCING AND OFFSHORING, OF THE ROLE OF MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES, OF THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF COMPANIES.
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
APPLICATION OF THEORIES ON COMMERCIAL AND PRODUCTIVE INTEGRATION FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT SITUATION / FUTURE PERSPECTIVE OF INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION PROCESSES.
ABILITY TO DISCUSS AND EVALUATE PATHS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION OF COMPANIES, CHANGE OF THE DIVISION OF LABOR AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL AND INTEGRATION OF ECONOMIES IN THE GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN.
ABILITY TO INDEPENDENTLY ACQUIRE AND SELECTIVELY EVALUATE INFORMATION RELATED TO POLICIES TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS.
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.
Contents
TOPICS MODULO 1:

* TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: THE NEW NEW TRADE THEORIES;
*GRAVITY MODELS;
*FIRM HETEROGENEITY
* TRADE INTEGRATION AND INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION FRAGMENTATION: THE GOOD AND SERVICES OUTSOURCING AND THE GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
* CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY
* IMPACT OF FDI ON HOST AND DESTINATION COUNTRIES
* POLICIES FOR INTERNATIONALISATION AND FDI ATTRCATION
*ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY, FDI AND SPATIAL AGGLOMERATION


TOPICS MODULE 2


MODULE 2 IS BASED ON SEMINARS ON RELEVANT ISSUES FOR THE THEORETICAL AND POLITICAL DEBATE:
1) GLOBALIZATION, GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS; 2) FIRM HETEROGENEITY; 3) FDI AND THE ROLE OF MNES.4) GLOBALISATION AND MIGRATION FLOWS; 5) TRADE AND INNOVATION; 6) FDI AND AGGLOMERATION ECONOMIES. 7) THE ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM BETWEEN GLOBALIZATION AND CRISIS.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF THEORETICAL MODELS
TUTORIALS: APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES
SEMINARS AND DISCUSSION WITH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS
ESSAY WITH PRESENTATION
ORAL EXAM

LECTURES – N° 40 HOURS
SEMINARS AND LAB – N° 20 HOURS

ATTENDANCE IS NOT COMPULSORY BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Verification of learning
FINAL ASSESSMENT:
THE ASSESSMENT IS BASED ON AN ORAL EXAMINATION AND ON A PRESENTATION AND AN ESSAY DURING THE COURSE ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC BASED ON A LIST OF ARTICLES WHICH IS PROVIDED EVERY YEAR AT THE BEGINNING OF THE COURSE. THIS ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IS PROVIDED AT THE STUDENTS DURING THE COURSE.



Texts
REQUIRED TEXTBOOK MATERIAL:

•FEENSTRA, R.C., A. M. TAYLOR, INTERNATIONAL TRADE (INGLESE), MIT PRESS, 2017, CHAPTERS 5-7.
•KRUGMAN P.R., OBSTFELD M., AND M.J. MELITZ INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEORY AND POLICY, NINTH EDITION, PEARSON/ADDISON WESLEY, BOSTON, 2012, CHAPTER 8.
•BARBA NAVARETTI, G., A. VENABLES, MULTINATIONAL FIRMS IN THE WORLD ECONOMY, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004, CHAPTERS 1-7.

LIST OF READINGS:
TRADE, FDI AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: THEORY
•TOSHIHIRO OKUBO & RICHARD BALDWIN, 2019. "GVC JOURNEYS: INDUSTRIALISATION AND DEINDUSTRIALISATION IN THE AGE OF THE SECOND UNBUNDLING," KEIO-IES DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES 2019-003, INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMICS STUDIES, KEIO UNIVERSITY.
•RICHARD BALDWIN & JAVIER LOPEZ-GONZALEZ, 2013. "SUPPLY-CHAIN TRADE: A PORTRAIT OF GLOBAL PATTERNS AND SEVERAL TESTABLE HYPOTHESES," NBER WORKING PAPERS 18957, NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

•GENE M GROSSMAN, ESTEBAN ROSSI-HANSBERG. (2009) TRADING TASKS: A SIMPLE THEORY OF OFFSHORING. AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW 98, 5, 1978-1997.
•GROSSMAN, G. AND ROSSI-HANSBERG, E. (2006), “THE RISE OF OFFSHORING: IT IS NOT WINE FOR CLOTH ANYMORE”, PAPER PRESENTED AT KANSAS FED’S JACKSON HOLE CONFERENCE FOR CENTRAL BANKERS, HTTP:/WWW.KC.FRB.ORG/
TRADE, FDI AND GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: EVIDENCE
•RITA CAPPARIELLO & ALBERTO FELETTIGH & JOÃO AMADOR & ROBERT STEHRE & GIACOMO ODDO & STEFANO FEDERICO & ALESSANDRO BORIN & MICHELE MANCINI & SARA FORMAI & FILIPPO VERGARA CAFFARELLI & LUCA CHERUBINI & , 2016. "GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS: NEW EVIDENCE AND IMPLICATIONS," WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCES 21, BANK OF ITALY, ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AREA.
•RICCARDO CRISTADORO & STEFANO FEDERICO, 2015. "THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE ITALIAN PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM," QUESTIONI DI ECONOMIA E FINANZA (OCCASIONAL PAPERS) 260, BANK OF ITALY, ECONOMIC RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AREA.
•MATTEO BUGAMELLI ET AL., 2018. "BACK ON TRACK? A MACRO–MICRO NARRATIVE OF ITALIAN EXPORTS," ITALIAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL: A CONTINUATION OF RIVISTA ITALIANA DEGLI ECONOMISTI AND GIORNALE DEGLI ECONOMISTI, SPRINGER;SOCIETÀ ITALIANA DEGLI ECONOMISTI (ITALIAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION), VOL. 4(1), PAGES 1-31, MARCH.
•ANNA GIUNTA & ANNAMARIA NIFO & DOMENICO SCALERA, 2012. "SUBCONTRACTING IN ITALIAN INDUSTRY: LABOUR DIVISION, FIRM GROWTH AND THE NORTH--SOUTH DIVIDE," REGIONAL STUDIES, TAYLOR & FRANCIS JOURNALS, VOL. 46(8), PAGES 1067-1083, DECEMBER.
•VALERIA GATTAI (2015). "FOREIGN EXPOSURE AND HETEROGENEOUS PERFORMANCE OF ITALIAN FIRMS: A SURVEY OF THE EMPIRICAL LITERATURE (1992-2014)," WORKING PAPERS 300, UNIVERSITY OF MILANO-BICOCCA, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, REVISED APR 2015
•MAYER T., OTTAVIANO G., (2007) “THE HAPPY FEW: NEW FACTS ON THE EUROPEAN FIRMS”, BLUEPRINT 3, BRUEGEL.
•ALTOMONTE, CARLO, AQUILANTE, TOMMASO, BÉKÉS, GÁBOR AND OTTAVIANO, GIANMARCO I. P. (2013) INTERNATIONALIZATION AND INNOVATION OF FIRMS: EVIDENCE AND POLICY. ECONOMIC POLICY, 28 (76). PP. 663-700. ISSN 0266-4658 DOI: 10.1111/1468-0327.12020.
•JONATHAN JONES (2016), AGGLOMERATION ECONOMIES AND THE LOCATION OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: A META-ANALYSIS, JOURNAL OF REGIONAL SCIENCE, DOI: 10.1111/JORS.12335.
GLOBALITAZION AND MIGRATION FLOWS:
•KEVIN O' ROURKE "THE ERA OF FREE MIGRATION: LESSONS FOR TODAY" HTTP://WWW.TCD.IE/ECONOMICS/TEP/2003_PAPERS/TEPNO15KOR23.PDF
•SIMON COMMANDER ET AL.: "THE BRAIN DRAIN: CURSE OR BOON?"FTP://REPEC.IZA.ORG/REPEC/DISCUSSIONPAPER/DP809.PDF
•BARRY CHISWICK AND TIM HATTON:"INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND THE INTEGRATION OF LABOR MARKETS", FTP://REPEC.IZA.ORG/REPEC/DISCUSSIONPAPER/DP559.PDF
•MAURICE SCHIFF: "BRAIN GAIN: CLAIMS ABOUT ITS SIZE AND IMPACT ON WELFARE AND GROWTH ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED",FTP://REPEC.IZA.ORG/REPEC/DISCUSSIONPAPER/DP1599.PDF
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THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN ENGLISH, SLIDES, TEXTBOOK AND READING LIST WILL BE IN ENGLISH.

TRAINING MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON-LINE
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