EU AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

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Code
63744
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
9 credits during the 3nd year of 8699 Economics (L-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Economics)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • Economics 8699 (coorte 2015/2016)
  • MICROECONOMICS 41126
  • MACROECONOMICS 55648
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course description

 

INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION ECONOMICS

 

The course aims to provide the essentials for understanding the peculiarities that characterize the international economy. Firstly, are presented established theoretical models explaining the behavior of the variables and of the subjects of political economy. Then are proposed the implications, also of theoretical nature, wich can be derived from most recent processes of globalization. The examination focuses on the peculiarities of European Union institutions, paying specific attention to the comparative aspects of the monetary policy of European Central Bank

 

 

Content

 

A. Institutional Course

1.Concepts, importance and problems of international trade.

   Absolute and comparative advantages

2.Gains and losses related to trade in the specific factors model

3.Assumptions, peculiarities and heuristic value of the Heckscher- 

   Ohlin model

4.The international mobility of labor and capital

5.Increasing returns of scale and imperfect competition

6.Duties and import quotas under perfect competition.

   The GATT-WTO. The international trade agreements

7.Process of European integration

8.Governance of the European Union

 

B. Monographic Course

The monetary policy of  European Central Bank and its comparison with the monetary policies of other Central Banks

 

 

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons and seminars

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course aims to provide the essentials for understanding the peculiarities that characterize the international economy. Firstly, are presented established theoretical models explaining the behavior of the variables and of the subjects of political economy. Then are proposed the implications, also of theoretical nature, wich can be derived from most recent processes of globalization. The examination focuses on the institutions of the European Union, and finally on the actions of political and economic importance which are implemented.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

.C.FEENSTRA, A.M. TAYLOR, Economia Internazionale - Teoria e politica degli scambi internazionali, Hoepli, Milano, 2009. Except Chapters 7, 9, 10 and 11.2 and 11.3

N.NUGENT, Organizzazione politica europea, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2011.

M.BAGELLA,  L’euro e la politica monetaria, Giappichelli, Torino, 2015

 

The arguments here dealt concerning the European Union are reflected in the corresponding articles of the Treaty of Lisbon, which is available in a consolidated form ( Trattato dell’UE - TUE e Trattato sul funzionamento dell’UE - TFUE ), in the portal of the European Union:       

          http://europa.eu/documentation/legislation/index_it.htm

 

Attending students will have as a reference for the oral examination concerning “Institutional Course” a “tesario” (list of questions) that will be distributed at the end of the lessons

 

Other useful texts

V.DI VITA (a cura di), Compendio di Economia Internazionale, Gruppo Editoriale EsseLibri Simone, Napoli, 2005

F.ATTINA’, G.NATALICCHI, L’Unione europea. Governo, istituzioni, politiche, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2^ed., 2010

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: http://www.economia.unige.it/index.php/il-dipartimento/personale/docenti-ad-economia/318-elena-seghezza

Exam Board

ELENA SEGHEZZA (President)

AMEDEO ANTONIO AMATO

FABRIZIO GAZZO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons and seminars

LESSONS START

II sem.

27 february. 2017 - 1 june 2017

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Oral examination for the "Institutional course" and written examination for the "Monographic course".

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
23/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
07/06/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale