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ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION
ECONOMIA DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Antonello Zanfei Thursday h 16-17
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

International Politics, Society, Economics (LM-62)
Curriculum: POLITICO SOCIALE
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Learning Objectives

This course provides an overview of the nature, determinants and impact of globalization processes, of their evolution and crises. 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. 

Program

1. Globalisation, global crises and de-globalisation: facts, ideas and debate

2. Theories of International production

3. Multinational firms, innovation and productivity

4. The impact of international production on home and host economies

Bridging Courses

basic economics and calculus

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

- 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.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

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.

Attendance

Attendance is highly recommended but not compulsory

Course books
  • 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
  • Franzini M., Pianta M. (2016) Explaining Inequality, Routledge, Chapters 1 and 2 only
  • 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
  • Coveri A., Cozza C., Nascia L., Zanfei A. (2020) Supply chain contagion and the role of industrial policy, Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, vol 47, n3, 2020, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40812-020-00167-6
Assessment

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations during classes. The first exam session after the end of classes will a written test. All exam sessions thereafter will be oral examinations. Either exam mode will address the four thematic areas covered during lectures and seminars: 1. Globalisation, global crises and de-globalisation: facts, ideas and debate; 2. Theories of International production; 3. Multinational firms, innovation and productivity; 4. The impact of international production on home and host economies. 

Students will have to demonstrate their ability to handle concepts and data; to apply them consistently, within a reasonable time, and using proper language; and to select essential elements for illustration of relevant topics.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

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.

Attendance

Attendance is highly recommended but not compulsory

Course books
  • 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
  • Franzini M., Pianta M. (2016) Explaining Inequality, Routledge, Chapters 1 and 2 only
  • 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
  • Coveri A., Cozza C., Nascia L., Zanfei A. (2020) Supply chain contagion and the role of industrial policy, Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, vol 47, n3, 2020, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40812-020-00167-6
Assessment

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations during classes. The first exam session after the end of classes will a written test. All exam sessions thereafter will be oral examinations. Either exam mode will address the four thematic areas covered during lectures and seminars: 1. Globalisation, global crises and de-globalisation: facts, ideas and debate; 2. Theories of International production; 3. Multinational firms, innovation and productivity; 4. The impact of international production on home and host economies. 

Students will have to demonstrate their ability to handle concepts and data; to apply them consistently, within a reasonable time, and using proper language; and to select essential elements for illustration of relevant topics.

Notes

Oral or written examinations, papers and presentations can be in English upon request. Rehearsal sessions for small groups of students requiring special assitance can be organised

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