ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, GROWTH THEORY AND ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT-2

Academic year 2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, GROWTH THEORY AND ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT-2
Course code ET7017 (AF:275116 AR:160790)
Modality Online
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, GROWTH THEORY AND ECONOMICS DEVELOPMENT
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/06
Period 2nd Term
Course year 3
Where RONCADE
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
This course is part of the degree in "Digital Management". In this module, students will be provided with the basic tools for understanding the meaning of Economic Development and Development more in general. Students will confront with theories on the foundation of economic and human development, including theories on structural adjustment. Emphasis will be placed on the economic aspects of the processes of globalisation, internationalisation and economic development, including issues of inequality, poverty, industrialisation, structural adjustment and innovation. Efforts will be made during the course to discuss the relevance of such topics for today's digital companies and digital management. The course is entirely taught in English.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to apply the main theories in Development Economics to the analysis of past and current phenomena in the international scenario. They will be able to apply tools of analysis to topics such as: the organization of global contemporary industrial production, the globalisation of markets, the relationship between industrialised and emerging economies, structural adjustment, the role of international institutions, the opportunities for global businesses, the increased attention to the human development perspective.
Pre-requirements
Students will benefit from having attended and successfully completed a course in Principle of Economics or Microeconomics
Contents
Recap of basic concepts from previous module;
What is development?
Major schools of thought in Development Economics;
Issues in development and inequality;
Growth versus development; structural adjustment and industrialisation;
Globalization: the Bretton Wood system and how it has changed;
The role of international institutions (IMF; WB);
Meaning of and opportunities coming from the Sustainable Development Goals;
The role and the debate over industrial development policy;
Industrial and trade development strategies: Import substitution, export orientation and their tools;
International experiences in policies and development (China, USA, Africa)
Referral texts
Raj Debraj (1998), Development Economics, New Jersey: Princeton University Press – chapters 6, 7, 10, 17;
Diana Hunt (1989), Economic Theories of Development: An Analysis of Competing Paradigms, London: Harvester Wheatsheaf – chapter 2, 3;

Additional readings will be made available during the course
Assessment methods
Students will be evaluated through essays and a written exam
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussions and laboratories
Further information
Due to the health-emergency the exams of June 2020 will be online. An oral examination will take place through online conference.
Type of exam
written
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme
27/01/2021