POLITICAL ECONOMY MOD. 1

Academic year
2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
POLITICAL ECONOMY MOD. 1
Course code
LM3170 (AF:239290 AR:126695)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of POLITICAL ECONOMY
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
SECS-P/02
Period
1st Semester
Course year
1
The course deal with tools, issues and policies on internationalization, The first part is devoted to commercial issues, while the second deals with internationalization of production, addressing multinationals and metanationals companies, FDI, GVC and GPN.
In the last part the relationship among internationalization and development is investigated. At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand and interpret the main events in economic international relationships.
None
In brackets the reference to Chapters in the Reference Textbook
Globalization
• [1]
• U(NDP (2015), The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 (http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/MDG/english/UNDP_MDG_Report_2015.pdf )
Absolute Advantages and International Trade
Supply Asymmetries and International Trade
• [3]
• WTO (2015) , WTO Trade Report: “Chapter I- The world economy and trade in 2014 and early 2015” (https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/publications_e/wtr15_e.htm )
Tools in Trade Policy
• [6]
Trade Policy and Industrial Policy
• [5]
WTO
• [7]
• In www.wto.org under “about WTO, Introductory Brochures”: WTO in brief; understanding rge WTO; 10 things that WTO can do.
Intra-industry Trade
• [4]
Production Internationalization
• [9]
• World Investment Report 2015, UNCTAD: Key messages e Chapter 1
FDI and Multinationals
• [10]
• Grazia Ietto-Gillies G. (2014) “The Theory of the Transnational Corporation at 50+”, Economic Thought 3.2: 38-57, 2014 (in Readings, ISA materials)
Global Value Chains and Global Production Networks
• [11]
• Gary Gereffi G. and K. Fernandez-Stark (2011), Global Value Chain Analysis: A Primer, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University (http://www.cggc.duke.edu/pdfs/2011-05-31_GVC_analysis_a_primer.pdf )
Internationalization and Development
• [21 e 22]
• Ivarsson, I. and C.G. Alvstam (2005) “Technology Transfer from TNCs to Local Suppliers in Developing Countries: A Study of AB Volvo’s Truck and Bus Plants in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico,” World Development, 33:8, 1325–1344 (in Readings, ISA material)
Reinert, Kenneth A. An introduction to international economics: new perspectives on the world economy. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
written
Front Lectures
Testimonial's participation
Exercises
Midterm and homeworks
Italian
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 4
  • Use of virtual forum, blog or wiki
  • E-learning, moodle platforms