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ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION
ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giovanni Marin Friday 9-11 (Palazzo Battiferri)
Teaching in foreign languages
Course entirely taught in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Economics and Management (LM-77)
Curriculum: ECONOMIA E MANAGEMENT
Date Time Classroom / Location
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Learning Objectives

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 trade patterns and on the different modes of international organization of production considering on the role of MNEs as key actors in the transnational generation and diffusion of technical change and innovation. Team work will be encouraged both at home and in class. 

Program

Introduction to the course: dimensions of globalization and key stylized facts

Comparative advantage (Ricardo)

Factor endowment: HO model

Beyond comparative advantage and factor endowment: intra-industry trade

Internationalization, firm heterogeneity and trade costs

Trade costs, internationalization strategies and imperfect competition

FDI and firm-specific advantages

Technology, demand and FDI; asset-exploiting and asset-seeking FDI

Effects of globalization: economic growth, offshoring, wages and skills

Effects of globalization: inequality and social dimension

FDI spillovers on host economies

Globalization and the environment

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 will have 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 discussions in class. 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

Not compulsory but strongly recommended

Course books
  • Beugelsdijk S, Brakman S, Garretsen H, van Marrewijk C "International Economics and Business. Nations and Firms in the Global Economy", Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2013 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14)
  • 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
Assessment

Written essays and oral presentations on topics assigned by the professor, in addition to an oral exam aimed at evaluating the understanding of the various parts of the programme and the ability to create connections between different concepts

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

Non-Attending students will have to refer to the teaching material.

Attendance

Not compulsory but strongly recommended

Course books
  • Beugelsdijk S, Brakman S, Garretsen H, van Marrewijk C "International Economics and Business. Nations and Firms in the Global Economy", Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2013 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14)
  • 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
Assessment

Oral exam aimed at evaluating the understanding of the various parts of the programme and the ability to create connections between different concepts

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