FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ECONOMY AND ECONOMY OF THE TERRITORY

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Code
65438
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/06
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims at providing a general introduction to economics and basic elements for the analysis of territorial and regional economic phenomena.
By the end of the course, students will have achieved competences that will allow them to understand and interpret the economic dynamics at local level.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides a good knowledge of the localization theory of productive activities, of the analysis models of regional economics and development policies with a special focus on local development.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In particular, the course at providing knowledge on a series of topics including:  that will allow the students to understand the general micro- and macro-economic context, as well as different economic phenomena such as local development, unbalances in regional development, and globalization:

  • Microeconomics: consumption, production, market organization;
  • Macroeconomics: the aggregate demand and supply; general equilibrium;
  • Economics in the geographical space;
  • the city as an economic space;
  • Regional economic policies.

At the end of the course, the students should be able to understand the general micro- and macro-economic context, as well as different economic phenomena such as local development, unbalances in regional development, and globalization:

 

 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

6-credit Couse (fully carried out by Enrico Musso):

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS -  The economic system – microeconomics and key actors: individuals (families) and companies, demand and supply of goods and factors  – macroeconomics: production, GDP, income, expenditures - circular income flow  – consumption, savings and investment- currency and interest rate - the role of the State: taxes and public expenditures – the big "open questions" and economic policy.

REGIONAL ECONOMICS -  Economics in the geographical space: territorial systems in the global economy – economic regions, productive specialization, localization factors – localization and local development theories and models – industrial districts (introduction) – globalization and growth unbalances.

THE CITY AS AN ECONOMIC SPACE:  - The economics of territorial concentration - City formation and value of the urban space theories – urban cycle, technological revolutions, city localization drivers –  innovation, city networks, city and productive localization (introduction). 

TERRITORIAL ECONOMIC POLICIES (SOME HINTS) - Regional and urban development, benefits and costs – political goals and instruments of the territorial planning policy. 

9-credit Course: 

The first 6 credits will follow the structure explained above and carried out by Enrico Musso. The remaining 3 credits will be taught by Cécile Sillig, and they include in depth studies on:

GLOBALIZATION AND FIRMS INTERNATIONALISATION: evolution of the international division of labour, globalisation process, development of multinationals, foreign direct investment (FDI)

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT: basic concepts, exogenous development, endogenous development

WORLD CITIES: growth of world cities, the role of Advanced Producer Services, the World Cities network

MARKET AREAS: Hotelling and Palander models

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The references for the part of Introduction to Economics will be given at the beginning of the course.  For the part of regional economics:

 

6-Credit Course: Flavio Boscacci (2011), Economia del territorio, Pitagora Editrice, Bologna, Chapters 1-7

9-Credit Course:

  • Like above for the first 6 credits
  • For the remaining 3 credits: for those who DO NOT attend the lectures: the remaining chapters of the book; for those who attend the lecture: indications will be provided by the professor in class.

     

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Every Wednesday 11:00-12:30 at CIELI (building of the dept of Economics, Via Francesco Vivaldi 5, 2nd floor, in front of the elevator), tel. +39 010 2095462, or on TEAM "Enrico Musso ricevimento studenti" through accesso code v5kw68y. In all other days/hour students can be received on appointment: please address to enrico.musso@unige.it

Exam Board

ENRICO MUSSO (President)

CLAUDIO FERRARI

CECILE NERINA SILLIG (President Substitute)

MARIA INES CUSANO (Substitute)

ALESSIO TEI (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures.

LESSONS START

The course will take place in the second semester, and will therefore start in February 2021, according to the general timetable.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Mandatory written examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Organization of the exam:

  • Mandatory written exam for all students
  • Optional oral examination after passing the written exam

The inscription to the exam through the University website (www.unige.it) is mandatory.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
20/01/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C
03/02/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C
05/05/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C
09/06/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C
07/07/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C
09/09/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C
22/09/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale 20 gennaio: Aula E Polo 3 febbraio: Aula B Polo 9 Giugno: Aula E Polo 7 Luglio: Aula A Polo 9 Settembre: Aula C 22 Settembre: Aula C