Economics of Networks

ECONOMICS Economics of Networks

0222200029
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1060LESSONS
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE GOAL OF LECTURES IS TO SUPPLY THE STUDENT WITH THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SKILLS NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND NETWORKS ECONOMICS. IN THIS WAY THE STUDENT CAN IMPROVE HIS SKILL OF UNDERSTANDING THE MOST IMPORTANT DYNAMICS AND OF EVALUATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
THE LECTURE AIMS TO PROVIDE THE SUITABLE KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE THE STUDENT ABLE TO ANALYSE TERRITORIAL PROBLEMS AND CONSTRUCT MODELS TO SOLVE PROBLEM CONNECTED WITH THE NETWORK SYSTEMS.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS:
THE LECTURES ARE AIMED TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF THE STUDENT TO CRITICALLY ANALYSE THE HUGE THEME OF THE NETWORKS ECONOMICS. SO THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO EXAMINE PUBLIC POLICIES AND MAKES JUDGEMENT ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY OF THE POLICY DEVELOPED BY THE GOVERNMENT AT DIFFERENT LEVEL (INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL).

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
THE LECTURES AIM TO IMPROVE THE ABILITY OF THE STUDENT TO COMMUNICATE PROBLEMS AND METHODOLOGICAL TOOLS TO OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE FIELD OF NETWORKS AND SPATIAL ECONOMICS. THE LECTURES WILL BE ARTICULATED TO DEVELOP DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES EACH ONE AIMED TO IMPROVE THE STUDENT SKILL GAINED WITH THE COURSE.

LEARNING SKILLS:
THE CONTINUING EVOLUTION OF ECONOMIC SCIENCE SUGGESTS A CONTINUOUS UPDATING OF SKILLS. FOR THIS REASON, THE LECTURES WILL PROVIDE TO THE STUDENT THE NECESSARY AUTONOMY FOR THE ATTAINMENT OF A BROADER KNOWLEDGE AND ADAPTATION SKILLS TO THE REAL WORLD.
Prerequisites
BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE OF FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROECONOMICS IS RECOMMENDED.
Contents
TERRITORY AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (30 HOURS OF LECTURES)
•ECONOMIC-SPATIAL STRUCTURE
•PRINCIPLES OF AGGLOMERATION AND LOCALIZATION
•DYNAMICS OF TERRITORIAL SYSTEMS: NATURAL CAPITAL, HUMAN CAPITAL, SOCIAL CAPITAL, TERRITORIAL CAPITAL
•ECONOMICAL AND LOCAL ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRITORY
•SPATIAL CONCENTRATION: CITY, URBAN NETWORK AND DISTRICTS
•INTER-REGIONAL GAPS
•ECONOMY OF TECHNICAL PROGRESS, INDUSTRIALIZATION AND TERTIARIZATION

NETWORK ECONOMICS (30 HOURS OF LECTURES):
TRANSPORT MODALITIES AND TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
•AIR TRANSPORT;
•MARITIME TRANSPORT;
•RAILWAY TRANSPORT;
•ROAD TRANSPORT.
INFRASTRUCTURE ECONOMICS
•MATERIAL NETWORKS;
•IMMATERIAL NETWORKS.
Teaching Methods
THE COURSE (I SEMESTER, II YEAR) REQUIRES 60 HOURS OF LECTURES (10 UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONAL CREDITS – CFU).
TEACHING METHODS:
LECTURES AND OPPORTUNITY TO INTERACT WITH THE TEACHER BY E-MAIL.
Verification of learning
TO ATTEND THE LECTURES IS RECOMMENDED TO DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO ANALYZE CASE STUDIES.
ASSESSMENT FOR THIS COURSE WILL COMPRISE AN ORAL EXAM EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF 30 POINTS SCALE.
AT THE END OF THE COURSE, THE ORAL EXAM LASTS ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES AND CONSISTS OF A CRITICAL DISCUSSION ON ALL THE TOPICS AND CASE STUDIES PRESENTED DURING THE LECTURES TO ASSESS KNOWLEDGE, LEARNING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION DURING CLASSES IS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION FOR THE FINAL EVALUATION.
THE MINIMUM PASSING GRADE IS 18/30.
Texts
•R.CAPPELLIN, BAVERELLI M.,BELLANDI M.,CAMAGNI R., CAPASSO S., CICIOTTI E., MARELLI E. (2017), (A CURA DI), INVESTIMENTI, INNOVAZIONE E NUOVE STRATEGIE D’IMPRESA: QUALE RUOLO PER LA NUOVA POLITICA INDUSTRIALE E REGIONALE?, EGEA, MILANO.

•FLORIO M., (2013), NETWORK INDUSTRIES AND SOCIAL WELFARE: THE EXPERIMENT THAT RESHUFFLED EUROPEAN UTILITIES, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (UK).

OTHER REFERENCES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED DURING THE COURSE.
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