Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT9017 (AF:218837 AR:102686)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Term
Course year
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The aim of the course is to give students the conceptual and methodological tools to understand trends, reasons and implications of the globalization processes of contemporary economy. The theoretical lectures will be alternated with thematic insights on the role of technological innovation and industrial policies in the new geography of global development.
Students need basic knowledge of economics at micro and macro level. However, during the course the main tools of economic analysis will be recalled.
- Extents and outcomes of global economy
- Absolute advantage, comparative advantage, and scale economies of knowledge
- Open Economic System: structure, development and outside relations
- The Balance of Payment
- From trade to global value chains
- Multinational firms in global economy
- The competitive advantage of the Nations
- Clusters economics, innovation ecosystem and the role of Global Cities
- Global inequality
- Migration processes and policies
- The governance of Global common goods
Richard Baldwin, The Great Convergence. Information Technology and the New Globalization, Harvard University Press, 2016

Branko Milanovic, Global Inequality. A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, Harvard University Press, 2016
Examination will cover the course topics. Students will also be invited to play an active role during the lessons, with a rating of votes based on the quality of their work.
Lectures, teaching seminar, readings and project works by students
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 2
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book
  • Use of virtual forum, blog or wiki
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
Last update of the programme: 30/10/2017