|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||SECS-P/12|
The course will focus on some of the biggest global geopolitical issues, crises and macroeconomic imbalancements trying to analyze them in the light of some of the most important economic theories
This course aims at defining the main steps through which finance has become independent from the real economy. The financial dynamics complexities and their geopolitical consequences will be rebuilt in a global scale, and in a synthetic way. The course will also analyze the metamorphoses of economic theory facing the transformation of the social, economic and demographic conditions of some of the most important Countries in the world.
The objective of the course is to give the students some tools in order to grasp many contemporary phenomena as globalization, the critical issues of financial capitalism, the new shapes of mercantilism and the protagonists of this new global challenge, the causes of the main global financial crises and their main characteristics.
Face to face lectures.
The lecturer will stimulate the discussion about some of the most important topics taught
Disabled students have to contact the lecturer by e-mail
-Monetary systems and main optimum currency area theories
-Mercantilism in the Twenty-first century.
-Neoliberal policies between ideology and reality
-Capitalism: main theories
-The most important crises: an analysis
-Money: whence it came, where it went. From currency objects to bit-coins
-Big players: Sovereign Wealth Funds and multinational firms
-National food safety and landgrabbing
-The dust of the Empire: the offshore finance
-The public debt issue
-Globalization and de-globalization in the multi-polar world
J. ingham, Capitalism, Polity Press, 2008 (chapters: 1, 7-13; 2, 36-51; 4, 65-91; 7, 147-174; Conclusions, 204-226)
Fu-Lai Tony Yu, NeoMercantilist Policy andChina’s Rise as a Global Power, in Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations:
An International Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, Dec. 201 7, pp. 1 043-1 073
Other materials will be uploaded to Aulaweb page
MARINA ROMANI (President)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Attending students can get an intermediate test. If they pass it they will do team working activities. Non-attending students will take a written test with multiple choices and two open-ended questions
The intermediate test will check and assess students' knowledge of main topics and tecnicalities. Multiple choice questions will check technicalities and specific contents/Open questions will check students' critical skills and their ability to elaborate logically the topics taught in the course
Team working will check student's critical and dialectical skills