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ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION
ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION

A.A. CFU
2016/2017 8
Docente Email Ricevimento studenti
Antonello Zanfei

Assegnato al Corso di Studio

Economia e management (LM-77)
Curriculum: ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Giorno Orario Aula

Obiettivi Formativi

This course provides an overview of the nature, determinants and impact of globalization processes. Trends and interactions with economic change will be examined at the macro, sectoral and micro levels  Attention will be focused on the different modes of international organization of production, and on the role of MNEs as key actors in the transnational generation and diffusion of technical change and innovation. The effects of multinational presence on both home and host economies will be examined. Team work will be encouraged both at home and in class. 

Programma

1. Globalisation: facts, ideas and debate

2. Global economic crisis

3. Theories of International production

4. Multinational firms, innovation and productivity

5 The impact of international production on home and host economies

basic economics

Risultati di Apprendimento (Descrittori di Dublino)

Knowledge and understanding abilities: The course will yield abilities to collect and understand information on the different dimensions of globalisation: international movements of persons, goods and services, capital and knowledge. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Knowledge and applied abilities: students willhave to apply the acquired knowledge in a comprehensive and flexible way, use concepts methods and interpretive models to data and statistics as well as to different analytical frameworks.Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Autonomy of judgement: Students will have to connect different bits of knowledge and deal with complex issues in an autonomous way and developing a critical ability. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

- Communication abilities: Students will have to develop abilities to approprately communicate the concepts and facts illustrated and discussed during classwork. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work.

Learning abilities: Students will have to develop good learning abilities that will enable them to deepen their knowledge of globalisation issues in subsequent academic and professional experiences. Learning activities will include: lectures, seminars, discussions of case studies, homeworks, papers and class work

Materiale Didattico

Il materiale didattico predisposto dal docente in aggiunta ai testi consigliati (come ad esempio diapositive, dispense, esercizi, bibliografia) e le comunicazioni del docente specifiche per l'insegnamento sono reperibili all'interno della piattaforma Moodle › blended.uniurb.it

Attività di Supporto

The teaching material made available by the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Modalità Didattiche, Obblighi, Testi di Studio e Modalità di Accertamento

Modalità didattiche

The course will consist of lectures and class discussions. Students will be responsible for reading assigned material before the topic is discussed in class. Assignments will be given and students will be expected to discuss these in class.

Obblighi

Basic economics and calculus

Testi di studio
  • Fischer, S. Globalization and Its Challenges, American Economic Review, May, 2003, 93(2), 1-30, available at http://www.iie.com/fischer/pdf/fischer011903.pdf
  • Oxfam, Whealth: having it all and wanting more, Oxfam issue briefing, 2015 https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/ib-wealth-having-all-wanting-more-190115-en.pdf 
  • G.Ietto-Gillies, Transnational corporations and international production. Concepts, theories and effects, E.Elgar, new edition, 2012, Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13
  • Castellani D., Zanfei A., Multinational firms, innovation and productivity, E. Elgar 2007, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6
  • Euromemorandum, What future for the European Union, 2015, (available at: http://www2.euromemorandum.eu/uploads/euromemorandum_2015.pdf), Chapters 1, 2, 3 only
Modalità di
accertamento

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations during classes

Informazioni Aggiuntive per Studenti Non Frequentanti

Modalità didattiche

Students will have to refer to the readings and get ready for exam. Small groups of students may request special rehearsal sessions on specific parts of the syllabus, to be held during the first semester.

Obblighi

Basic economics and calculus

Testi di studio
  • Fischer, S. Globalization and Its Challenges, American Economic Review, May, 2003, 93(2), 1-30, available at http://www.iie.com/fischer/pdf/fischer011903.pdf
  • Oxfam, Whealth: having it all and wanting more, Oxfam issue briefing, 2015 https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/file_attachments/ib-wealth-having-all-wanting-more-190115-en.pdf 
  • G.Ietto-Gillies, Transnational corporations and international production. Concepts, theories and effects, E.Elgar, new edition, 2012, Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13
  • Castellani D., Zanfei A., Multinational firms, innovation and productivity, E. Elgar 2007, Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6
  • Euromemorandum, Addressing Europe's Multiple Crises, (available at: http://www.euromemo.eu/euromemorandum/euromemorandum_2016/index.html) Chapters 1, 3 and 5 only
Modalità di
accertamento

Oral or written examinations

Note

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations can be in English upon request

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