Master’s degree in Corporate Economics and International Markets (Vicenza)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

International trade and economic development

Course code
4S00472
Name of lecturers
Eugenio Peluso, Riccardo Fiorentini
Coordinator
Eugenio Peluso
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/02 - ECONOMIC POLICY
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VICENZA
Period
primo semestre dal Sep 24, 2012 al Dec 21, 2012.

Lesson timetable

primo semestre

Not inserted.

Learning outcomes

Development economics (Prof. Eugenio Peluso)
Aim of the module is to give an overview of the main aspects of economic development. A short introduction on growth and technological progress will be followed by the analysis of income distribution and human capital accumulation in order to give students the tools for evaluating the development level of foreign markets that may be relevant for domestic firms.

International trade (Prof. Riccardo Fiorentini)
This module deals with the recent evolution of the world economy and focuses both on patterns of regional integration and the links between financial crisis, global imbalances and income inequality.

Syllabus

INTRODUCTION TO DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
1. Overview of development experiences
2. growth and technology
3. endogenous growth, history and expectations
4. inequality, poverty and growth
5. international trade and growth
6. the dual model, international factor mobility and migration.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE
7. Financial crisis, globalization, development and income inequalities
8. Regional integration in the world economy

Textbooks:
R. Fiorentini e G. Montani (2012), The New Global Political Economy, Edward Elgar, ISBN 978-0-85793-404-8, capitoli 2,3,4
D. Ray: Development economics Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01706-9, capitoli da 2 a 10.
Further readings will be suggested during the lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam. Students may prepare short papers as a part of the exam



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