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GLOBAL FINANCE AND GEOPOLITICS

CODE 95176
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8700 ECONOMIA E ISTITUZIONI FINANZIARIE (LM-56) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    -students should grasp the theoretical knowledge that allows them to interpret and understand  main financial or geopolitics topics or issues addressed in this course

    -students should learn and  understand both the financial and economic terminology and the technicalities to properly communicate with people,  field experts, and scholars

     

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Face to face lessons and team working

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    MAIN TOPICS:

    -Optimum currency areas

    -Capitalism: main theories

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

    -Monetary systems

    -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

     

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

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARINA ROMANI (President)

    MARCO DORIA

    LUISA PICCINNO

    ANDREA ZANINI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First term

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Attending students:

    - written test which consists in two open questions

    (If the safety emergences persists students  will take a remote oral interview)

    -team working and discussion in class of the topics developed by the students

    Non attending students

    - two open  questions

    (If the safety emergences persists students  will take a remote oral interview)

    In the summer and winter exam set students who will have  failed their exam won't be allowed to take the following exam  in the same term

    Students can withdraw from the exam within 30 minutes from the beginning of the test

    Any changes will be communicate by AW

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written test assesses students' knowledge  of topics developed in class and  evaluate studens' vocabulary ad their ability to use technical language

    The target of team workin is to evaluate students' autonomy  and their critical skills and team-working competences

    At the beginning of the group work the professor will present  a short tutorial whic explains the assesment criteria

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/12/2021 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    10/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    11/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    10/05/2022 13:00 GENOVA Compitino APPELLO STRAORDINARIO RISERVATO ESCLUSIVAMENTE AI LAUREANDI 2020/21
    03/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    20/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    19/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    09/09/2022 13:00 GENOVA Scritto