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CODE 106971
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing students with the technical skills required to support research in economics with regard to the management, processing and reporting of analyses on large size administrative statistical sources. Particular emphasis will be given to the economic interpretation of results. The application context will concern the analysis of data on import/export flows of goods handled by Italian Customs Offices with particular reference to the maritime mode of transport. The aim of these analyses is to study one of the most relevant component of the Italian balance of trade, the definition of maritime trade flows of each Port Authority, the identification of commodity chains that insist on a geographical area and the study of the maritime hinterland of a port. The entire course will be carried out in computer lab using MS Excel for data processing and analysis.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Particular emphasis is given to the economic reading of the results of the analysis of data from administrative statistical sources. At the end of the course the student will be able to: set up a research in the economic field, select the data needed for research purposes, manage and analyze large datasets, report on the analysis carried out by understanding the economic menaning of the results obtained.

TEACHING METHODS

The entire course will be carried out in computer lab using MS Excel for data processing and analysis.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities  and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Serena Scotto (scotto@economia.unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The application context will concern the analysis of data on import/export flows of goods handled by Italian Customs Offices with particular reference to the maritime mode of transport. The aim of these analyses is to study one of the most relevant component of the Italian balance of trade, the definition of maritime trade flows of each Port Authority, the identification of commodity chains that insist on a geographical area and the study of the maritime hinterland of a port. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All materials are provided by the teacher

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second semester

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will take place in oral form through the discussion of a previously assigned written paper

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment of the knowledge acquired will take place through a practical test on the computer and the discussion of a paper (thesis) assigned.