ECONOMIC HISTORY

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali ECONOMIC HISTORY

1212100073
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
EQF6
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2019/2020

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
640LESSONS
Objectives
ACHIEVEMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION SKILLS AIMED AT PROVIDING A HISTORICAL AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUND THROUGH THE LEARNING OF SPECIFIC TOPICS INHERENT TO THE EVOLUTIONARY SCENARIOS OF CAPITALIST ECONOMIES. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE GENERAL LINES OF ECONOMIC HISTORY IN ORDER TO DEVELOP IN THE STUDENT THE ABILITY TO INTERPRET, IN A LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE, THE MAIN MACROECONOMIC PHENOMENA IN RELATION TO THE ECONOMIC CYCLE, THE PROCESSES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, THE DEVELOPMENT MODELS OF THE CAPITALIST ECONOMIES, CHANGES IN THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION. ABILITY TO USE AND INTERPRET, BY CONTEXTUALIZING AND HISTORICIZING, THE ECONOMIC PHENOMENA THROUGH TEACHING-LEARNING ACTIVITIES (LESSONS, WORKSHOPS, GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL WORK, CASE STUDIES DISCUSSIONS) ORIENTED TO THE QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COLLECTION OF DATA, AS WELL AS TO THE CRITICAL EVALUATION OF INFORMATION IN THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE. DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ORDER TO EXPRESS CLEAR AND DOCUMENTED INFORMATIONS, IDEAS, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS RELATED TO ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT MODELS IN THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
THE STUDENT ACQUIRES COMPETENCES TO DESCRIBE IN FRONT OF INTERLOCUTORS (QUALIFIED AND NOT) MICRO AND MACROECONOMIC ISSUES IN A DIACHRONIC KEY, INHERENT, IN PARTICULAR, TO THE PHENOMENA OF TRANSFORMATION OF THE TERRITORY AND ITS GOVERNANCE IN A LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT. THE STUDENT, BASED ON THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH OF HISTORICAL-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, IS ABLE TO USE LOGICAL REASONING AND CRITICALLY EVALUATE THE VARIOUS MODELS OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THEIR EVOLUTION, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE FACTORS OF INNOVATION AND SOCIAL COHESION. FURTHERMORE, THE ACQUISITION OF THIS LEARNING AND CONNECTION CAPACITY CAN BE USED IN EACH STAGE OF COMPLETION OF THE STUDIES.
Prerequisites
A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ECONOMICS AND EUROPEAN (MODERN AND EARLY MODERN) HISTORY IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Contents
POPULATION, RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS, THE MALTHUSIAN THEORY AND DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION;
ECONOMIC GROWTH IN PREINDUSTRIAL EUROPE (THE LITTLE AND THE GREAT DIVERGENCE);
INSTITUTIONS AND THE GREAT DIVERGENCE;
INDUSTRIOUS REVOLUTION AND INDUSTRIAL ENLIGHTENMENT;
THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND THE EUROPEAN INDUSTRIALIZATION;
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, CONVERGENCE AND BIG BUSINESS;
TRADE AND GROWTH: FROM MERCANTILISM TO FREE TRADE;
IMPERIALISM AND THE GREAT WAR;
BANKING SYSTEM, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND FINANCIAL CRISES;
THE DISINTEGRATION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD;
STATE INTERVENTION;
THE SECOND WORLD WAR;
THE RESTORATION OF FREE TRADE REGIME AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR;
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY REGIME (GOLD STANDARD, BRETTON WOODS, THE FLOATING EXCHANGE RATES, THE EUROZONE);
FROM THE MINIMAL STATE TO THE WELFARE STATE;
DECOLONIZATION;
INEQUALITY AMONG AND WITHIN NATION;
GLOBALIZATION (CAPITAL MARKETS, COMMODITY MARKETS, LABOUR MARKETS AND IMMIGRATION)
ITALIAN ECONOMY AFTER WWII: FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO "ECONOMIC MIRACLE"; THE CRISIS OF 70'S AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF INDUSTRIAL SECTOR IN ITALY;
THE ORIGIN OF DIFFERENT DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH OF ITALY;THE CONVERGENCE POLITICS;
THE PROCESS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND THE CHALLENGE TO EUROPEAN UNION.
Teaching Methods
FRONTAL LESSONS (40 HOURS)
Verification of learning
MIDTERM WRITTEN TESTS WITH OPEN ENDED QUESTIONS THAT WILL WEIGHT 50% ON THE FINAL VOTE; FINAL ORAL TEST WITH THE PRESENTATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL REPORT THAT WILL WEIGHT 50% ON THE FINAL VOTE.
THE ORAL EXAM WILL BE AIMED AT VERIFYING THE ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISCIPLINE, THE CAPACITY FOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND THE EXPOSITORY CLARITY.
Texts
KARL GUNNAR PERSSON, AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF EUROPE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

FRANCO AMATORI E ANDREA COLLI, THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. A CONCISE HISTORY, ROUTLEDGE.
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