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DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

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Anno accademico 2021/2022

Codice attività didattica
CPS0729B
Docente
Marco Sanfilippo (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Corso di studio
Master's Degree Course in Economic analysis and policy
Anno
1° anno
Periodo
Primo semestre
Tipologia
Caratterizzante
Crediti/Valenza
6
SSD attività didattica
SECS-P/02 - politica economica
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto
Tipologia unità didattica
modulo
Corso integrato
ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT (CPS0729)
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Sommario del corso

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Obiettivi formativi

 

This course will provide the basic instruments for the economic analysis of development, accounting for the main theories, facts and the experiences that have been pursued by specific groups (industrialised, emerging and developing) of countries. During the course we will discuss as well some of the major issues that hamper the way to development. These includes, for instance, issues related to environmental sustainability; digital transformations; global economic governance; inequalities. The course will raise students' awareneess of the global challenges developing countries face, and on the most effective policies to face them. Such skills will be relevant within jobs in national and international institutions, NGOs and enterprises.


 

 

This course will provide the basic instruments for the economic analysis of development, accounting for the main theories, facts and the experiences that have been pursued by specific groups (industrialised, emerging and developing) of countries. During the course we will discuss as well some of the major issues that hamper the way to development. These includes, for instance, issues related to environmental sustainability; digital transformations; global economic governance; inequalities. The course will raise students' awareneess of the global challenges developing countries face, and on the most effective policies to face them. Such skills will be relevant within jobs in national and international institutions, NGOs and enterprises.


 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

 

Students are expected to gain a good understanding of the main topics discussed and to be able to properly use the notions and analytical tools with respect to the causes of underdevelopment, and of the most effective policies to face them.  They are also expected to develop basic competencies in the use of socio-economic technical language, usage of statistical data and critical skills.

 

 


 

Students are expected to gain a good understanding of the main topics discussed and to be able to properly use the notions and analytical tools with respect to the causes of underdevelopment, and of the most effective policies to face them.  They are also expected to develop basic competencies in the use of socio-economic technical language, usage of statistical data and critical skills.

 

 


 

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Programma

 

This course will be looking at the main facts and theories about economic development. The focus will be initially broad, trying to understand what matters to economic growth, what explains differences in economic development across countries, and how countries have been able to escape poverty. Trade and industrial policies, as well as the role played by structural transformation will be discussed as main instruments, and the cases of China and other Eastern Asian countries will be used as case study to complement this part. Next, we will be looking at some of the main causes of underdevelopment. Poverty, inequality and the environment, together with the role of institutions, will be mainly analyzed under a microeconomic perspective.  

A detailed list of topics follows below:

 

  • Understanding (measuring) development (Ch. 1-2-3)
  • The macro level:
    • Economic growth (Ch. 8 + papers)
    • Structural transformation (Ch. 8+ papers)
    • Industrial policies (papers)
    • Trade policies (Ch. 7 + papers)
    • FDI and Development (papers)
    • Global Value Chains and Development (papers)
  • The micro level (topics):
    • Poverty and vulnerability (Ch. 5 + papers)
    • Inequality (Ch. 6 + papers)
    • Labour/migration (Ch. 12 + papers)
    • Institutions (Ch. 20 + papers)
    • Aid (Ch. 19 + papers)

Chapters in parenthesis refer to the recommended book. The book is mostly intended to understand the basic concepts. For most of the topics, I will also discuss some additional materials, whose details will be provided in the course’s page.

 

 

This course will be looking at the main facts and theories about economic development. The focus will be initially broad, trying to understand what matters to economic growth, what explains differences in economic development across countries, and how countries have been able to escape poverty. Trade and industrial policies, as well as the role played by structural transformation will be discussed as main instruments, and the cases of China and other Eastern Asian countries will be used as case study to complement this part. Next, we will be looking at some of the main causes of underdevelopment. Poverty, inequality and the environment, together with the role of institutions, will be mainly analyzed under a microeconomic perspective.  

 

A detailed list of topics follows below:

 

  • Understanding (measuring) development (Ch. 1-2-3)
  • The macro level:
    • Economic growth (Ch. 8 + papers)
    • Structural transformation (Ch. 8+ papers)
    • Industrial policies (papers)
    • Trade policies (Ch. 7 + papers)
    • FDI and Development (papers)
    • Global Value Chains and Development (papers)
  • The micro level (topics):
    • Poverty and vulnerability (Ch. 5 + papers)
    • Inequality (Ch. 6 + papers)
    • Labour/migration (Ch. 12 + papers)
    • Institutions (Ch. 20 + papers)
    • Aid (Ch. 19 + papers) 

Chapters in parenthesis refer to the recommended book. The book is mostly intended to understand the basic concepts. For most of the topics, I will also discuss some additional materials, whose details will be provided in the course’s page.


 

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Modalità di insegnamento

 

The course will be based on in class discussions and interactive sessions, through individual and group-work.  


The course will be based on in class discussions and interactive sessions, through individual and group-work.  

 


 

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Full details on the evaluation criteria will be provided during the first class. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a mid- and final-term plus a short essay on the topics dealt with during the course.  


Full details on the evaluation criteria will be provided during the first class. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a mid- and final-term plus a short essay on the topics dealt with during the course.  


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Attività di supporto

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Testi consigliati e bibliografia



Oggetto:
Libro
Titolo:  
Development Economics: Theory and Practice
Anno pubblicazione:  
2020
Editore:  
Routledge
Autore:  
Alain De Janvry and Elisabeth Saudolet
ISBN  
Note testo:  
Text can be freely accessed to UNITO's users from the Taylor and Francis' Platform
Obbligatorio:  
No


Oggetto:
Libro
Titolo:  
Good Economics for Hard Times
Anno pubblicazione:  
2019
Editore:  
Penguin Books
Autore:  
Abhijit Benerjee and Esther Duflo
Obbligatorio:  
No
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Additional material will be made available on the Moodle page of this course. 


Additional material will be made available on the Moodle page of this course. 



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