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CODE 106848
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

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

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

PREREQUISITES

Nothing

TEACHING METHODS

Face to face lectures.

Team working.

The lecturer will stimulate the discussion about some of the most important topics taught

Disabled students  have to contact the lecturer by e-mail

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

-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
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARINA ROMANI (President)

MARCO DORIA

LUISA PICCINNO

ANDREA ZANINI

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February, 2022

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
13/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
26/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/05/2023 13:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello straordinario riservato ai laureandi
08/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
22/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/07/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto