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CODE 106848
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
LANGUAGE English
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 and considering some  specifics case studies 

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 and case studies 
-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. Endogenous and exogenous money
-The public debt issue

-The financial markets
-Globalization and de-globalization in the multi-polar world

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

J. Ingham, Capitalism, part.1 -  Classical theories of capitalism

1)Smith: p. 7-14

2) Schumpeter and Keynes: p. 36-51

Ingham, part. 2 - The instititutions

1) Money: p. 65-91

2) Capital and financial markets: p. 147-174

3) Conclusions: p. 204-226

Fu-Lai Tony Yu, NeoMercantilist Policy andChina’s Rise as a Global Power, in Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Strategic Relations:  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, 2023

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 appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
18/01/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
01/02/2024 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
26/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Scritto

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

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Quality education
Quality education
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Peace, justice and strong institutions
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