GLOBAL AND GEOPOLITICAL FINANCE

GLOBAL AND GEOPOLITICAL FINANCE

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Code
95176
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8700 Economics and Financial Institutions (LM-56) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/12
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Economics and Financial Institutions)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This course will deal with the stages through which global finance becomes independent from the real economy. The complexity of the financial dynamics worldwide and their geopolitical implications will also be synthetically reconstructed. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course will deal with the stages through which global finance becomes independent from real economy. The complexity of the financial dynamics worldwide and their geopolitical implications will also be synthetically reconstructed. The aim is to provide students with some tools to understand some contemporary phenomena such as globalization, the critical issues of financial capitalism, the new protagonists and the new forms of mercantilism, the reasons of the increase of crisis and their features

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

MAIN TOPICS:

-Capitalism: main theories

-Money: whence it came, where it went. From currency objects to bit-coin

-Monetary systems

-The banking system

-The most important crises: an analysis

-Big players: Sovereign Wealth Funds and multinational firms

-Commodities, utilities, futures

-Mercantilism in the Twenty-first  century. Germany and China

-Neoliberal policies between ideology and reality

-The dust of Empire: the offshore finance

-The public debt issue

- Islamic finance

-Globalization and de-globalization in the multi-polar world

-Capital in the Twenty-first century

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: MARINA ROMANI   Room 1015 - First Floor The first form  (16th of September to 18 of December 2020).  Tuesdays from 11.00 am. to 13.00 pm The second form (17th of February  to 15th of May):   Before coming, please contact me by e-mail:  romani@economia.unige.it For any change, please see AW

Exam Board

MARINA ROMANI (President)

ANDREA ZANINI

LUISA PICCINNO

MARCO DORIA

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto