INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (MOD 2)

Anna Maria FERRAGINA INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (MOD 2)

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE, SOCIALI E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2015/2016

YEAR OF COURSE 3
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2008
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
540LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE MAIN AIM IS TO PROVIDE AN ADEQUATE BASIC ECONOMIC KNOWLEDGE IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRADE POLICIES.
STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE, IN PARTICULAR: (I) KNOWLEDGE OF THE MAIN INTERNATIONAL TRADE MODELS AND POLICIES; (II) ABILITY TO APPLY THE MODELS TO UNDERSTAND THE MAIN TRENDS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE; (III) CAPACITY TO ASSESS INDEPENDENTLY THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT TRADE POLICIES; (IV) ABILITY TO ORGANIZE, IN WRITTEN AND ORAL FORMS, A BASIC REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AT COUNTRY OR REGIONAL LEVEL; (V) CAPACITY TO LEARN MORE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES TO ANALYSE INTERNATIONAL TRADE.
Prerequisites
MICROECONOMICS
Contents
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED IN TWO PARTS. THE FIRST ONE THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ANALYSIS, THE SECOND ONE ON TRADE POLICIES. IN THE SEMINARS THESE TOOLS ARE USED TO EXAMINE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF ITALY’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS.
THE COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS. THE FIRST ONE IS DEDICATED TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ANALYSIS, THE SECOND TO TRADE POLICIES. IN THE SEMINARS THESE TOOLS ARE USED TO EXAMINE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF ITALY’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND OF THE OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION PROCESS.

PART 1
1.THE ECONOMICS OF GLOBALISATION: (1.1 ) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS; (1.2 ) THE GLOBALISATION: STYLISED FACTS AND OPEN PROBLEMS;
2.THE ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE: (2.1 ) INTER-INDUSTRY TRADE: THE BENEFITS OF FREE TRADE AND THE THEORY OF COMPARATIVE COSTS; RESOURCES’ AVAILABILITY AND DISTRIBUTION; (2.2 ) INTRA-INDUSTRY TRADE: ECONOMIES OF SCALE, IMPERFECT COMPETITION AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE; ECONOMIES OF SCALE AND HETEROGENEITY; (2.3 ) INTERNATIONAL OUTSOURCING: THE SPATIAL SEPARATION OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS;
3.THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF FACTORS: (3.1 ) INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF LABOUR: THE INTERNATIONAL MIGRATIONS; (3.2 ) INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF CAPITAL: THE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS.

PART 2
4.TRADE POLICIES AND INTEGRATION PROCESSES: (4.1 ) TRADE POLICIES: OBJECTIVES AND INSTRUMENTS OF TRADE POLICY; (4.2 ) THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TRADE POLICY: TRADE POLICIES IN ACTION AND REGIONALISM.
5.ITALY INTO THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY: (5.1 ) THE ISTAT REPORT ON THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE PRODUCTIVE SECTORS; (5.2 ) THE ICE REPORT ON FOREIGN TRADE OF ITALY; (5.3 ) THE BANCA D'ITALIA REPORT ON THE ECONOMY OF THE ITALIAN REGIONS;
OR
THE ECONOMIC OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION: (5.4 ) CUSTOMS UNION; (5.5 ) ECONOMIC UNION.

Teaching Methods
LECTURES: ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF THEORETICAL MODELS
TUTORIALS: APPLICATIONS, EXSERCISES AND CASE STUDIES
SEMINARS: DISCUSSION WITH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF STUDENTS
Verification of learning
HALF TERM EXAM (OPTIONAL): WRITTEN TEST
FINAL EXAM: WRITTEN TEST AND ORAL EXAM
Texts
MODULO 1

AMENDOLA,A.-BIAGIOLI,M.-CELI,G. (2014), ECONOMIA DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE. ECONOMIA DEGLI SCAMBI E MACROECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE, EGEA, MILANO, CAPP. 1-8 (ESCLUSO IL §.5.2) (PP.1-229);

OPPURE

KRUGMAN, P.R. - OBSFIELD, M. – MELITZ, M.J. (2012), ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE 1, TEORIA E POLITICA DEL COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE, PEARSON ITALIA, MILANO, CAPP. 1-8 (PP. 1-254).

MODULO 2
1.AMENDOLA,A.-BIAGIOLI,M.-CELI,G. (2013), ECONOMIA DELLA GLOBALIZZAZIONE. ECONOMIA DEGLI SCAMBI E MACROECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE, EGEA, MILANO, CAPP. 9-10 (PP. 231-298);

2.A SCELTA UNO TRA I SEGUENTI RAPPORTI (CAPITOLI SPECIFICATI): (I) ISTAT, RAPPORTO SULLA COMPETITIVITÀ DEI SETTORI PRODUTTIVI, FEBBRAIO 2015 (CAPP. 1-3); (II) ICE (2015), L’ITALIA NELL’ECONOMIA INTERNAZIONALE, (CAPP.1-4), HTTP://WWW.ICE.GOV.IT/STATISTICHE/PDF/INDICE_RAPPORTO_2013-2014.PDF.;


OPPURE

MANTOVANI,A. – MARATTIN,L. (2008), ECONOMIA DELL’INTEGRAZIONE EUROPEA, IL MULINO, BOLOGNA, CAPP. 1-3 (PP. 7-117).
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