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REGIONAL ECONOMICS
ECONOMIA REGIONALE

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Elena Paglialunga On appointment by email and at the end of classes.
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

Economics and Management (L-18)
Curriculum: AMMINISTRAZIONE D'IMPRESA E PROFESSIONE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims at providing students with the fundamental theoretical concepts of regional economics, regional economic growth, and industry localization. Further, it addresses the theories of economic development on a local scale by focusing on the phenomenon of industrial districts, the connections between productive decentralization and territorial development and the analysis of spatial interaction. The last part of the course analyses both the critical aspects of local economic development, global integration, and its future challenges.

Program

Analysis of localisation processes

Regional growth theories

Local development theories

Regional economic models

Economic development and regional policy analysis

Analysis of spatial interactions

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: the student will acquire knowledge and skills enabling her/him to understand basic theories of regional growth and local development, business location choices and economies resulting from the agglomeration of economic activities in industrial, regional and urban areas.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the student will acquire the theoretical and empirical tools to understand the dynamics of local and regional economic systems, the factors influencing the location choices of economic activities and the evolution of economic activities on the territory. The approach facilitates the understanding of the topics also with the support of data and statistics that can help to better understand the economic phenomena studied.

Making judgements: the student will develop the critical ability to assess the functioning of markets in different regional areas, the role of the spatial dimension, the availability of natural resources, physical, social and human capital, technological innovation, location factors and the spatial patterns of productive activities.

Communication skills: the student will develop the ability to discuss with sound terminology and arguments the knowledge and the main results of research in the field, in written and oral form, also with the help of reports, graphs and analytical tools. The possibility to carry out group work and in-depth studies on specific topics allows the acquisition of the skills described.

Learning skills: the student will learn the functioning of economic models for the analysis of regional economy and the location of productive activities.

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

Supporting Activities

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises) and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures, seminars.

Attendance

Highly suggested.

Course books

Roberta Capello - "Economia Regionale" - edizioni Il Mulino.

Supplementary material available on the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Assessment

Written exam.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Same as the attending students. It is advisable to contact the lecturer during reception hours for any clarifications regarding the topics under study.

Course books

Same as the attending students.

Assessment

Same as the attending students.

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