INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE, SOCIALI E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2017/2018



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2008
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE - MODULO 1
540LESSONS
2ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE - MODULO 2
540LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE MAIN AIM IS TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE BASIC ECONOMIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FACTORS MOBILITY, TRADE POLICIES, THE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF ITALY AND THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS.
STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE, IN PARTICULAR: (I) KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN INTERNATIONAL TRADE MODELS AND POLICIES; (II) ABILITY TO APPLY THE MODELS TO UNDERSTAND THE MAIN TRENDS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE; (III) CAPACITY TO ASSESS INDEPENDENTLY THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TRADE POLICIES; (IV) ABILITY TO ORGANIZE, IN WRITTEN AND ORAL FORMS, A BASIC REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AT COUNTRY OR REGIONAL LEVEL; (V) CAPACITY TO LEARN MORE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES TO ANALYSE INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
Prerequisites
MICROECONOMICS
Contents
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED IN TWO PARTS. THE FIRST ONE THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ANALYSIS, THE SECOND ONE ON TRADE POLICIES. IN THE SEMINARS THESE TOOLS ARE USED TO EXAMINE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF ITALY’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS.
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS. THE FIRST ONE IS DEDICATED TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ANALYSIS, THE SECOND TO TRADE POLICIES. IN THE SEMINARS THESE TOOLS ARE USED TO EXAMINE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF ITALY’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND OF THE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS.

PART 1
1.THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION: (1.1 ) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS; (1.2 ) THE GLOBALISATION: STYLISED FACTS AND OPEN PROBLEMS;
2.THE ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE: (2.1 ) THE BENEFITS OF FREE TRADE AND THE THEORY OF COMPARATIVE COSTS; (2.2) RESOURCES’ AVAILABILITY AND DISTRIBUTION; (2.3 ) INTERNATIONAL OUTSOURCING: THE SPATIAL SEPARATION OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS;
3.THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF FACTORS: (3.1 ) INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF LABOUR: THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATIONS; (3.2 ) INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF CAPITAL: THE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS.

PART 2
4.TRADE POLICIES AND INTEGRATION PROCESSES: (4.1 ) TRADE POLICIES: OBJECTIVES AND INSTRUMENTS OF TRADE POLICY; (4.2 ) THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRADE POLICY: TRADE POLICIES IN ACTION AND REGIONALISM.
5.ITALY INTO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY: THE ICE REPORT ON FOREIGN TRADE OF ITALY.
OR
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMI POLICY AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION.

Teaching Methods
LECTURES: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF THEORETICAL MODELS
TUTORIALS: APPLICATIONS, EXSERCISES AND CASE STUDIES
SEMINARS: DISCUSSION WITH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS
Verification of learning

FINAL EXAM: WRITTEN TEST: MULTIPLE CHOICE AND EXERCISES TO VERIFY THEORETICAL KNOLWLEDGE AND APPLICATION ABILITY. AND ORAL EXAM TO VERIFY THE ABILITY TO ARGUE ON TO THE MAIN ISSUES OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
HALF TERM EXAM (OPTIONAL): WRITTEN TEST SIMILAR TO THE FINAL ONE.
Texts
MODULO 1

AMENDOLA,A.-BIAGIOLI,M.-CELI,G. (2014), ECONOMIA DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE. ECONOMIA DEGLI SCAMBI E MACROECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE, EGEA, MILANO, CAPP. 1-8 (ESCLUSO IL §.5.2) (PP.1-128 E 142-229);

OPPURE

KRUGMAN, P.R. - OBSFIELD, M. – MELITZ, M.J. (2012), ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE 1, TEORIA E POLITICA DEL COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE, PEARSON ITALIA, MILANO, CAPP. 1-8 (PP. 1-254).

MODULO 2
1.AMENDOLA,A.-BIAGIOLI,M.-CELI,G. (2013), ECONOMIA DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE. ECONOMIA DEGLI SCAMBI E MACROECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE, EGEA, MILANO, CAPP. 9-10 (PP. 231-298);

2.ICE (2016), L’ITALIA NELL’ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE,RAPPORTO ICE 2015-16 (CAPP.1-4), HTTP://WWW.ICE.IT/STATISTICHE/RAPPORTO2015.HTM
OPPURE

AMENDOLA,A.-BIAGIOLI,M.-CELI,G. (2014), ECONOMIA DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE. ECONOMIA DEGLI SCAMBI E MACROECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE, EGEA, MILANO, CAPP. 11, 13,14,17,18 (PP. 301-326, 347-401, 461-531)
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