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GLOBAL FINANCE & GEOPOLITICS

CODE 106848
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11267 ECONOMICS AND DATA SCIENCE (LM-56) - GENOVA
  • 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

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    09/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto