INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF COMMODITIES

Academic year
2017/2018 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF COMMODITIES
Course code
EM1070 (AF:259804 AR:149768)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
AGR/01
Period
2nd Term
Course year
1
Where
TREVISO
Moodle
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The course aims to provide students with the tools to describe and analyze commodities trading in the global economy.
Within the course particular attention will be paid to the examination of the determinants of consumption and production of raw materials; The consequent price formation and volatility (distinguishing, mainly, between short and long-term causes); The study of international agreements (multilateral, regional and commodity), public intervention policies in view of a growing and unstoppable process of globalization of markets.
The course includes a discussion of some specific case studies (such as cotton, cereals, rice).
No one
1. Long-term consumption and production trends
2. Shift in consumption from developed to developing countries and role of China and India in the international commodity markets
3. Functioning of commodity markets, price instability and volatility
4. European and international policies
5. International Trade
6. Case study
Letture suggerite
DOUGLAS SOUTHGATE, DOUGLAS H. GRAHAM AND LUTHER TWEET (2011)The World Food Economy, John Wiley & sons, Inc.(pages 1-240)
The World Bank (April 2017) Commodity Markets Outlook available at http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/174381493046968144/CMO-April-2017-Full-Report.pdf

Additional selected papers and teaching materials will be provided during the course and will be available on the Moodle page

written
Written exam based on the program carried out during the course.
It focuses on theory questions and on the analysis of a case study, taken from a short article, in order to verify the degree of achievement of educational goals.
During the exam, students can not use books, notes, or electronic media
The course mainly focuses on a conventional teaching approach combined with e-learning activities
English
  • 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: 19/07/2017