GEOGRAPHY, COMMODITIES TRADING, GEOPOLITICS

GEOGRAPHY, COMMODITIES TRADING, GEOPOLITICS

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Code
90544
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 8708 Maritime and Port Management (LM-77) GENOVA
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Maritime and Port Management)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Course description

The presentation is made through slides (in English) with comments also in English, main topics are geography, commodities trading, the seaborne trade, in particular related to raw materials, liquid and dry (bulk shipping), geopolitics, international trade agreements, custom duties

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning of geography, all navigable waters, including rivers, lakes, canals, straits, the legal status of the sea, disputes, privileges, conflicts, the flow of main commodities, shipping routes, trading, origin and destination. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In depth analysis of main commodities, main shipping routes, possible combinations and triangulations, geographical advantages and disadvantages, evolution of trade.

Teaching methods

Presentation with slides, examples of good practices, case study

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part 1) the legal status of the sea, territorial disputes, privileges, boycot, piracy

Part 2) physical geography, oceans, lakes, rivers, tides, straits, canals, waterways, coastal nations, climatic phenomenons

Part 3) commodity trading, the trader's philosophy, the future markets, geopolitics, outlook for main commodites

Part 4) technological evolution, market trends, the custom aspect, international trade treaties and agreements

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Slides will be made available on AulaWeb and can be copied, once lesson is concluded

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Available upon request; please write an email to  ennio.palmesino@economia.unige.it

Exam Board

ENNIO PALMESINO (President)

HILDA GHIARA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Presentation with slides, examples of good practices, case study

LESSONS START

September 2018 through to December 2018

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test: questionnaire on some topics discussed during the lessons and taken at random

Assessment methods

End-course questionnaire

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance

Compulsory