ECONOMICS OF PRODUCTIVE SECTORS

ECONOMICS ECONOMICS OF PRODUCTIVE SECTORS

0222200035
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2021/2022

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
530LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE NECESSARY ELEMENTS TO LEARN ABOUT THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NATIONAL AND GLOBAL PRODUCTION SYSTEM, THROUGH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE ECONOMY AND THE IMPACT OF RECENT CRISES AND THE EFFECTS ON BUSINESSES OF GLOBALIZATION PROCESSES.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE THE FUNDAMENTAL TOOLS FOR ANALYSIS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION (AT INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND SOUTHERN LEVEL), THROUGH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EVOLUTIONARY DYNAMICS OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION AND INNOVATION. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE ECONOMY AND TO THE EFFECTS ON BUSINESSES OF GLOBALIZATION PROCESSES.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING: THE EDUCATIONAL GOAL CONSISTS TO ACHIEVE THE NECESSARY SKILLS FOR THE APPLICATION OF ECONOMIC THEORY TO SOME SECTORS OF THE REAL ECONOMY AND TO UNDERSTAND THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIFFERENT SECTORS WHICH COMPOSE AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM.
Prerequisites
KNOWLEDGE OF BASIC ELEMENTS OF ECONOMICS IS RECOMMENDED.
Contents
THE COURSE DEALS WITH THE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE ASPECTS THAT ALLOW THE IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS. IT ALSO DEALS WITH THE INITIATION AND EVOLUTION OF GLOBALIZATION PROCESSES. IT PAYS PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS ACHIEVED IN TERMS OF INDUSTRIALIZATION AND INNOVATION BY ITALY AND THE SOUTH.
SPECIFIC TOPICS:
1. TAXONOMY: DEFINITIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS OF THE SECTORS
2. FORMS AND MARKET FAILURES
3. THE CONCEPT OF INTRASECTORAL DIFFERENTIATION
4. THE DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE SECTORAL STRUCTURE
5. THE ROLE OF INNOVATION
6. PUBLIC INTERVENTION IN ECONOMICS: THE INNOVATIVE STATE
7. THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION:
8. CATCHING-UP AND SUBSTITUTE DEVELOPMENT FACTORS
9. NEW SECTORS AND NEW FORMS OF ENTERPRISE OF THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
10. THE THIRD INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
11. TECHNOLOGICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES: NETWORK ECONOMIES AND INTANGIBLE INDUSTRY
12. GLOBALIZATION AND FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
13. THE INDUSTRIAL STRUCTURE OF ITALY FROM THE POST WAR TO TODAY
14. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE DISTRICT ECONOMY AND MADE IN ITALY
15.THE ITALIAN ECONOMY AND SOUTH IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION
16. THE SOUTH ITALY BETWEEN CONVERGENCE AND DIVERGENCE
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE IS BASED ON 30 HOURS TEACHING, DISTRIBUTED IN THIS WAY: FRONT LESSONS (24 HOURS); CASE STUDY DISCUSSION (3 HOURS); EXERCISES (3 HOURS).
Verification of learning
THE COURSE INCLUDES AN ORAL TEST AT THE END OF THE CYCLE OF LESSONS, WITH A FINAL SCORE EXPRESSED IN THIRTIETHS, LASTING 45 MINUTES, IN ORDER TO CHECK THE STUDENT'S CAPACITY TO CRITICALLY THE ECONOMIC PHENOMENON STUDIED. THE MINIMUM LEVEL OF EVALUATION (18/30) IS ASSIGNED WHEN THE STUDENT HAS A LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT; THE MAXIMUM LEVEL (30/30) IS ASSIGNED WHEN THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATES A COMPLETE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT; THE PRAISE IS GIVEN WHEN THE CANDIDATE DEMONSTRATES SIGNIFICANT MASTERY OF THE METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS AND SHOWS REMARKABLE OWNERSHIP OF LANGUAGE.
Texts
P. BIANCHI, 4.0 THE NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, IL MULINO, 2018; J. STIGLITZ, THE ECONOMIC ROLE OF THE STATE, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA, 1997 (I^ PART); M. MAZZUCATO, THE INNOVATIVE STATE, LATERZA, 2014 (CHAP. I, II, IX).
P. BIANCHI, THE BRAKING RACE, IL MULINO, 2013 (CHAP. II, III, IV, X, XI);
FURTHER READINGS RECOMMENDED:
J. STIGLITZ, GLOBALIZATION AND ITS OPPOSITORS, EINAUDI, 2006.
G. COCO, A. LEPORE (EDITED BY), THE AWAKENING OF THE MIDDAY, LATERZA, 2018 .
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