Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AND TRADE
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AND TRADE

A.A. CFU
2021/2022 4
Docente Email Ricevimento studenti
Antonello Zanfei Instructors available for online and face to face meetings upon request via email
Didattica in lingue straniere
Insegnamento interamente in lingua straniera Inglese
La didattica è svolta interamente in lingua straniera e l'esame può essere sostenuto in lingua straniera.

Assegnato al Corso di Studio

Global Studies. Economy, Society and Law (XXXVII)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Obiettivi Formativi

The course will examine the theoretical and empirical literature on international production, international trade and the links between them, with a particular focus on the role of multinational firms in the globalisation of R&D and in the international fragmentation of production.

Programma

1. Trade, comparative advantage and competition

2. The role of the firm in modern international trade theory

3. Firms, location and distance

4. The links between innovation and international production

5. The geography or production, R&D and innovation

Risultati di Apprendimento (Descrittori di Dublino)

Students will develop a theoretical understanding of the topics treated, and will apply statistical and econometric tools learned in the quantitative methods courses. They will also improve their capacity to write papers and present and discuss results of theire research on the topics treated.

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

Face to face meetings with instructors and other scholars will be made possible during the course 


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

Modalità didattiche

seminars, workshops and paper presentations will be organised along with regular lectures

Obblighi

Students are requested to attend:

- the IPT classes delivered by Professors Castellani and  Zanfei at Urbino;

- at least two sessions of the master classes of the IBIG module held at Reading University to be held during the Spring term

Testi di studio

Basic readings to be integrated with more specific ones for paper develiopment:

Beugelsdijk, S., Brakman, S., Garretsen, H., & Marrewijk, C. (2013). International Economics and Business: Nations and Firms in the Global Economy Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 6 Firms, location, and distance (pp. 157-189). Chapter 6 Firms, location, and distance (pp. 157-189).

Antras P., Yeaple S. (2014) Multinational Firms and the Structure of International Trade, Handbook of International Economics, Volume 4, Ch2, Elsevier

Papanastassiou M.& Pearce R., Zanfei A. (2020) Changing Perspectives on the Internationalization of R&D and Innovation by Multinational Enterprises. A Review of the literature, Journal of International Business Studies, 2020, 51, 623–664, DOI : 10.1057/s41267- 019-00258-0

Castellani D., Zanfei A. (2006), Multinational firms, innovation and productivity, E.Elgar, Celtenham, 2006 (paperback edition 2007), Chapters 1 and 2

Griffith, R., Harrison, R. & Van Reenen, J. (2006). How special is the special relationship? Using the impact of US R&D spillovers on UK firms as a test of technology sourcing. American Economic Review, 96(5), 1859

Zanfei A. (2012) “Effects, not Externalities”European Journal of Development Research, 24, pp 8-14

Coveri A., Zanfei A. (2022) Who wins the race for knowledge-based competitiveness? Comparing European and North American FDI patterns, The Journal of Technology Transfer, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10961-021-09911-z

Castellani D. (2021) INDUSTRIAL POLICY AND THE LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL R&D ACTIVITIES BY MULTINATIONAL ENTERPRISES in Andersson et al. eds. (2021) SWEDISH PERSPECTIVES ON INDUSTRIAL POLICY THE WASHINGTON CONSENSUS AND BEYOND, Ch.6

Modalità di
accertamento

Students taking this exam will have to write a short paper on a topic that will be decided jointly with the instructors. 

The size of papers should range between 2000 and 2500 words + tables and references. It will have to be focused on one of the topics treated during the course either at Urbino or at Reading, or combinations.

An effort to highlight connections between the topic being addressed and other topics covered in the course is strongly recommended.

Informazioni Aggiuntive per Studenti Non Frequentanti

Modalità didattiche

Not applicable: attendance requested for all students

Obblighi

Not applicable: attendance requested for all students

Testi di studio

Not applicable: attendance requested for all students

Modalità di
accertamento

Not applicable: attendance requested for all students

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