LAB IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

ECONOMICS LAB IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE

0222200060
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1060LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS.

IN THE FIRST MODULE THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE THE ANALYTICAL TOOLS IN ORDER TO EXAMINE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OF THE ITALIAN ECONOMIC CYCLE, SECTORS AND BUSINESS DYNAMICS DURING THE YEARS OF THE DOUBLE CRISIS (2008-2018) AND THE LAST ONE OF 2020-21, 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 DATA SETS.

IN THE SECOND MODULE THE PROGRAM ANALYZES THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESSES OF ITALIAN COMPANIES, ALSO CONSIDERING A COMPARISON WITH THE OTHER MAIN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, BOTH IN TERMS OF COMMERCIAL AND PRODUCTIVE INTERNATIONALIZATION.
MOREOVER, THE NEW FORMS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION GIVEN BY THE DIGITIZATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION (DIGITAL COMMERCE) WILL BE ALSO TAKING ONTO ACCOUNT .
IN ADDITION, LABORATORIES TRAINING SESSIONS ARE HELD AIMED TO USING THE AVAILABLE DATABASES ON INTERNATIONALIZATION AND ANALYZING THE MAIN INDICATORS, BUT ALSO EXAMINING CONCRETE CASES OF INTERNATIONALIZATION MODELS.

THE COURSE HAS THE OBJECTIVE OF MAKING THE STUDENT AUTONOMOUS IN THE REALIZATION OF A REPORT OR RESEARCH PROJECT, AS WELL AS IN THE BUILDING AND ANALYSIS OF DATASET.
THE COURSE ALSO INTENDS TO DEVELOP THE STUDENT'S KNOWLEDGE AND CRITICAL SKILLS RELATED TO THE ANALYSIS OF THE CONTENT AND OF RESULTS' INTERPRETATION OF THE LITERATURE OF THE MOST RECENT YEARS AND NOT.
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
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 HYPOTHESIS.

NETWORK ANALYSIS OF INTERNATIONAL FLOWS;
EXPORT THRESHOLDS: METHODS OF CALCULATION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS

MULTINATIONAL GROUP MEMBERSHIP AND PERFORMANCE

MODULE 2:

COMMERCIAL INTERNATIONALIZATION:
1)THE SPECIALIZATION MODEL OF ITALY AND ITS EVOLUTION 2) THE DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF ITALIAN COMPANIES.
2)CHARACTERISTICS OF EXPORTING COMPANIES AND NOT EVEN IN COMPARISON WITH THE MAIN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
3) FOCUS MARKETS.

PRODUCTION INTERNATIONALIZATION. CHARACTERISTICS OF MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES: 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
MODULE1:

LECTURES.
SEMINARS CARRIED OUT BY ISTAT EXPERTS. TEACHING ACTIVITY FOCUSING ON ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF RECENT TRENDS OF ITALIAN ECONOMY.
TUTORIALS: APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES, HOW TO PREPARE REPORTS ON MACRO AND SECTORAL TRENDS.

MODULE 2:

LECTURES.
SEMINARS CARRIED OUT BY THE ICE AND ISTAT EXPERTS.
TEACHING ACTIVITY FOCUSING ON THE 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
THE FINAL ASSESSMENT IS BASED ON THE ELABORATION AND PRESENTATION OF REPORTS / PROJECTS WORKS (FOR GROUPS OF STUDENTS-2/3) ON SPECIFIC TOPICS AND IN AN ORAL EXAM.

THE EVALUATION GOES FROM 18 TO 30. THE REPORT / PROJECT WORK HAS A WEIGHT OF 50% AND THE SAME IS FOR THE ORAL EXAM.

THE REPORT / PROJECT WORK WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE END OF THE COURSE. THE PRESENTATION WILL LAST 30/45 MINUTES (DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF GROUP MEMBERS), WHILE THE ORAL EXAM WILL BE PLACED DURING THE FINAL EXAMINATION.
THE PRESENTATION OF THE REPORT / PROJECT WORK IS MANDATORY FOR THE ORAL EXAM.

SPECIFICALLY, THE OBJECTIVE OF THE REPORT / PROJECT WORK IS TO KNOW THE STUDENT'S ANALYSIS SKILLS ACQUIRED DURING THE LESSON AND THE LABORATORY HOURS.

IT WILL CONSIST IN THE ELABORATION OF A REPORT AND IN THE RELATIVE PRESENTATION. ITS PURPOSE IS FAVORING THE TEAM WORKING ATTITUDE AND ASSESSING JUDGMENT AUTONOMY AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
IN PARTICULAR THE STUDENT'S SKILLS WILL BE VERIFIED IN TERMS OF ANALYSIS OF THE LITERATURE, RESEARCH AND DOWNLOAD OF DATA, DESCRIPTIVE / EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS, COMMENTS OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED.
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT AIMS ALSO TO VERIFY THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DESCRIBED OBJECTIVES,

THE CONTENTS WILL AIM TO ACHIEVE A MATCHING BETWEEN WHAT STUDIES DURING BOTH PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL LESSONS IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS CONSIDERED DURING THE LECTURES, BUT ALSO CONFERRING ORIGINALITY IN TERMS OF ANALYSIS.

THE ORAL INTERVIEW IS BASED ON KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE READINGS AND ON QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE APPLIED PART.
IN PARTICULAR, THE OBJECTIVE IS TO VERIFY THE CRITICAL CAPACITY REGARDING THE SPECIFIC ISSUES ON THE ITALIAN ECONOMIC CYCLE, SECTORS AND COMPANY DYNAMICS DURING THE YEARS OF THE DOUBLE CRISIS (2008-2018) AND THE LAST ONE OF 2020-21, THEIR INTERNATIONALIZATION PROCESS, THEIR PERFORMANCES, CHANGES IN THE PRODUCTION SYSTEM, THE CHARACTERISTICS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION MODELS OF ITALIAN COMPANIES ALSO IN COMPARISON WITH THE OTHER MAIN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, AS WELL AS THE NEW FORMS OF INTERNATIONALIZATION MADE POSSIBLE BY DIGITALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION (DIGITAL COMMERCE).
Texts
MODULE 1:

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.

CASTELLANI D., SERTI F., TOMASI C. (2010), FIRMS IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE: IMPORTERS’ AND EXPORTERS’ HETEROGENEITY IN THE ITALIAN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. THE WORLD ECONOMY 33 (3), 424-457.

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.

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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

CASSETTA,E., MONARCA,U.,DILEO, I., DI BERARDINO, C. E PINI, M. (2020).
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INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION, VOL. 27, NO. 4, 311–339.

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ONIDA F. L’INDUSTRIA
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THE COURSE WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN, SLIDES, TEXTBOOK AND READING LIST WILL BE ALSO IN ENGLISH.



















































































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