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The course aims at providing a general introduction to economics and basic elements for the analysis of territorial and regional economic phenomena.
By the end of the course, students will have achieved competences that will allow them to understand and interpret the economic dynamics at local level.
The course provides a good knowledge of the localization theory of productive activities, of the analysis models of regional economics and development policies with a special focus on local development.
In particular, the course at providing knowledge on a series of topics including: that will allow the students to understand the general micro- and macro-economic context, as well as different economic phenomena such as local development, unbalances in regional development, and globalization:
At the end of the course, the students should be able to understand the general micro- and macro-economic context, as well as different economic phenomena such as local development, unbalances in regional development, and globalization:
6-credit Couse (fully carried out by Enrico Musso):
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS - The economic system – microeconomics and key actors: individuals (families) and companies, demand and supply of goods and factors – macroeconomics: production, GDP, income, expenditures - circular income flow – consumption, savings and investment- currency and interest rate - the role of the State: taxes and public expenditures – the big "open questions" and economic policy.
REGIONAL ECONOMICS - Economics in the geographical space: territorial systems in the global economy – economic regions, productive specialization, localization factors – localization and local development theories and models – industrial districts (introduction) – globalization and growth unbalances.
THE CITY AS AN ECONOMIC SPACE: - The economics of territorial concentration - City formation and value of the urban space theories – urban cycle, technological revolutions, city localization drivers – innovation, city networks, city and productive localization (introduction).
TERRITORIAL ECONOMIC POLICIES (SOME HINTS) - Regional and urban development, benefits and costs – political goals and instruments of the territorial planning policy.
The first 6 credits will follow the structure explained above and carried out by Enrico Musso. The remaining 3 credits will be taught by Cécile Sillig, and they include in depth studies on:
GLOBALIZATION AND FIRMS INTERNATIONALISATION: evolution of the international division of labour, globalisation process, development of multinationals, foreign direct investment (FDI)
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT: basic concepts, exogenous development, endogenous development
WORLD CITIES: growth of world cities, the role of Advanced Producer Services, the World Cities network
MARKET AREAS: Hotelling and Palander models
Note: students attending and non-attending the lectures share the same syllabus.
The references for the part of Introduction to Economics will be given at the beginning of the course. For the part of regional economics:
6-Credit Course: Flavio Boscacci (2011), Economia del territorio, Pitagora Editrice, Bologna, Chapters 1-7
Office hours: Every Wednesday 11:00-12:30 at CIELI (building of the dept of Economics, Via Francesco Vivaldi 5, 2nd floor, in front of the elevator), tel. +39 010 2095462, or on a (previously agreed) meeting on TEAM "Enrico Musso ricevimento studenti" through access code v5kw68y. In all other days/hour students can be received on appointment: please address to email@example.com
The course will take place in the second semester (February-May) and starts according to the general timetable issued by the Department.
Mandatory written and oral examination
Organization of the exam:
The inscription to the exam through the University website (www.unige.it) is mandatory.
Students with a certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.