INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Academic year 2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Course code LT9028 (AF:281421 AR:177842)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/02
Period 3rd Term
Course year 3
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the main topics in international and development economics and to provide them with the basic theoretical and empirical tools to understand the determinants of economic growth and development. In particular, the course will explore the world economy by addressing the following topics:
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to apply the main theories in International and 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 international trade, the Multinational behaviour, the fix and flexible exchange rates, the global value chain, the globalisation of markets, the relationship between growth and development, 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 and Macroeconomics.

Contents
The course will explore the world economy by addressing the four following topics:
1. International Trade
2. International Finance
3. International Production
4. International Development
These four fields of study represent as many windows on the international economy, linked to each other to allow a better understanding of current phenomena.
Referral texts
K. Reinert, II edition (2020), An introduction to International Economics. New perspective on the world economy, Cambridge University Press
Additional readings will be made available during the course
Assessment methods
Non attending students will be evaluated through a final written exam.
Attending students will be evaluated by assessing the result of written test with the one of workshops.
Teaching methods
The course contemplate different teaching methods:
Lectures
Class discussions
Laboratories
Teaching language
English
Further information
Office Hours
Online, on Wednesday, after lesson
from 5.15 pm to 7.15 pm

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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
09/02/2021