Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT9017 (AF:233137 AR:118014)
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, social inequalities, migration processes in the new geography of global development
The student will be able to use the tools of economic analysis to discuss the forms, causes and effects of globalization processes, as well as to identify possible political actions for a conscious governance of this phenomenon.
Basic knowledge of micro and macroeconomics is required. During the lessons, the fundamental concepts of economic analysis, useful to deepen the different issues addressed, will be recalled.
- Facts, Stages and Dimensions of Global Economy
- How does an open economic system work and how to measure its development
- To gauge international economic relations: the Balance of Payment
- Gain from trade: absolute and comparative advantage, economies of scale
- Political economy of trade policies
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work
- The Global Sustainable Development Goals
- From Trade to Global Value Chains
- Multinational firms in global economy
- Global inequalities
- Regions, Cities, and Clusters: local paths to global economy
- Economic Complexity and Institutional Quality
- Economics and Policies of Migration
- New rules for the Global Economy
K. A. Reinert, An Introduction to International Economics. New Perspective on the World Economy, Cambridge University Press, 2012

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
Dani Rodrik, Straight Talk on Trade. Ideas for a Sane World Economy, Princeton University Press, 2018
Written test, composed of multiple choice questions and some open questions
Lectures, educational seminars, discussion on readings

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Poverty and inequalities" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 03/11/2018