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Course 2011-2012 a.y.

20402 - INNOVATION, GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - CLAPI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/06) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  SECS-P/06)
Course Director:
NICOLETTA CORROCHER

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: NICOLETTA CORROCHER


Course Objectives
The course addresses innovation, competition and growth both from a macroeconomic and from a microeconomic perspective. It covers the theories and models of economic growth, with an emphasis on the interaction between innovation and competition and on their role in explaining economic growth. The course also addresses questions related to industrial development and the role of institutions.
During the lectures, models presented are confronted with data and emphasis is given to the role of public policy in fostering innovation, achieving the benefits of tougher competition and designing appropriate institutional frameworks.

Course Content Summary
  • Theories of economic growth: exogenous and endogenous growth models
  • The role and extent of knowledge spillovers: an empirical evaluation
  • Innovation and development
  • Innovation and institutions
  • Microeconomic aspects of the economics of knowledge, R&D and technology diffusion
  • Competing in capabilities: Globalization and industrial development

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Written exam

Textbooks

A complete list of readings is given at the beginning of the course.

Last change 13/05/2011 15:40