International economics: the real economy

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Percorso in International Economics


The topics covered by this course are at the very heart of today's economic and political events. We aim at providing sound and specific tools for the analysis of international economics and explore the most up to date evidence on and interpretation of the current and most relevant phenomena of the international real economy. Beyond these general goals we aim at presenting and analysing in a critical manner the position of our country, Italy, in the rapidly changing world economy. 

The course focuses on the determinants and consequences of integration of good and factor markets. We will dissect three main core issues:

i) the main explanations for observed trade flows between countries and, from countries' trade patterns, we will move to highlight the role of firms in the international markets;

ii) within the general issue on the role of firms in trade, we will focus on how small firms and small firms' clusters - namely industrial districts - cope with the increasing pressure of globalisation;

iii) finally, we will explain the emergence and intensification of migration waves and will highlight the main aspects of EU migration policies. The main value added of the course is having instructors whose research field overlaps with the topics that they will cover.


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Gli argomenti del corso sono al centro degli eventi economici e politici di oggi. Il corso "International Economics: the Real Economy" si prefigge di fornire specifici strumenti per l'analisi dell'economia internazionale ed esplorare la più aggiornata evidenza e l'interpretazione dei fenomeni attuali e più rilevanti dell'economia reale internazionale. Al di là di questi obiettivi generali, il corso si propone di presentare ed analizzare in modo critico la posizione del nostro paese, l'Italia, nella dinamica dell’economia mondiale.Il corso si concentra sulle determinanti e le conseguenze dell'integrazione dei mercati di beni e fattori. Si affrontano tre principali questioni chiave: i) Partendo dalle spiegazioni dei principali flussi commerciali tra i paesi e dei modelli di commercio dei paesi si passerà ad evidenziare il ruolo delle imprese sui mercati internazionali; ii) all'interno della questione generale sul ruolo delle imprese nel commercio, ci concentreremo su come le piccole imprese e i cluster di piccole imprese - ossia i distretti industriali - siano in grado di affrontare la crescente pressione della globalizzazione; iii) infine, spiegheremo l'emergenza e l'intensificazione delle ondate migratorie e metteremo in evidenza gli aspetti principali delle politiche migratorie dell'UE. Il valore aggiunto principale del corso è avere docenti il cui campo di ricerca si sovrappone con gli argomenti affrontati.

The course will allow participants to understand the main real economy models underlying the functioning of the international economy. The course will deliver a clear picture of how factor and good markets work in a globalised economy and what are the forces shaping the international specialisation of countries and the competitiveness of firms in world markets. Beyond these general goals, the course will analyse in a critical manner the position of our country, Italy, in the rapidly changing global economy.

Economics, International Economics, Trade and Migration, Social Sciences

International Economics Robert C. Feenstra; Alan M. Taylor 

©2017 Fourth Edition Cloth Text ISBN-13: 9781319061715

Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7

Video lectures combined with powerpoint slides, papers and reports and other supplementary downloadable information.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to students who have participated in the online course "International economics: the real economy". Students have to watch the video lectures and to pass the test at the end of each Section with a minimum score of 7/10 and the end of course test with a minimum score of 15/20.
International Trade, Countries and Firms [01:17:33]

Instructor: Alessia Lo Turco


Lezioni

RECENT TRENDS IN WORLD TRADE [08:51]
THE RICARDIAN THEORY OF COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE [10:26]
EXTENDING THE MODEL TO N GOODS [07:49]
WHAT ABOUT ITALY'S EXPORT SPECIALISATION PATTERN? [10:56]
INCREASED INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION BETWEEN SIMILAR COUNTRIES [08:28]
FROM COUNTRIES SPECIALISATION TO FIRMS COMPETITIVENESS [09:27]
FROM THE FIRM BACK TO THE COUNTRY: FIRM PRODUCTIVITY AND INDUSTRY SPECIALISATION [11:34]
INCREASED TRADE IN PARTS AND COMPONENTS [10:02]
MIGRATION [01:50:25]

Instructor: Giulia Bettin


Lezioni

THE DETERMINANTS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION [10:06]
THE EFFECTS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: THE HOST COUNTRY'S LABOR MARKET [12:00]
THE EFFECTS ON THE HOST COUNTRY'S LABOUR MARKET: THE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE [13:52]
THE EFFECTS ON THE HOST COUNTRY: ADDITIONAL CHANNEL [12:47]
THE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE AS AN IMMIGRATION COUNTRY [18:09]
EU MIGRATION POLICY AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS [19:04]
THE EFFECTS ON THE HOME COUNTRY: BRAIN DRAIN [11:28]
THE EFFECTS ON THE HOME COUNTRY: REMITTANCES [12:58]
GLOBALIZATION AND SMALL FIRMS: THE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE [54:12]

Instructor: Giuseppe Canullo


Lezioni

INTRODUCTION [11:44]
A CHANGING ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT [07:29]
THE GOLDEN AGE OF “ITALIAN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS” [13:44]
THE SHOCKS OF THE NINETIES [05:54]
GLOBALISATION AND THE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE O-E LIMITATIONS [08:07]
SUMMING UP - [09:56]
Modalità del Corso
Tutoraggio
Stato del Corso
Auto apprendimento
Durata
4 settimane
Impegno
6 ore/settimana
Ore formazione
11
Categoria
Scienze Sociali
Lingua
Inglese
Tipo
Online
Livello
Intermedio
Avvio Iscrizioni
23 Oct 2017
Apertura Corso
13 Nov 2017
Inizio Tutoraggio
13 Nov 2017
Fine Tutoraggio
10 Dec 2017
In autoapprendimento da:
11 Dec 2017
Chiusura Corso
Non impostato

Partecipazione e Attestati

Quota di iscrizione
GRATUITO!
Attestato di Partecipazione
GRATUITO!


ALESSIA LO TURCO

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali

GIULIA BETTIN

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali

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