Insegnamento a.a. 2017-2018



Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 23
BIG (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  M-STO/04)
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Classes: 23 (II sem.)

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to explore the evolution of the global economy over the last 25 years. After 1989, in fact, the World's political and economic mutual destruction equilibrium, in place since the end of the Second World War, transformed deeply, giving place to a much more intricate and complex situation. Confronted with these increasing challenges, managers and policy-makers need to master critical historical perspective and knowledge, and acquire the analytical tools, to understand the changes under way and the new geometries of the global economy. This course aims at providing the basic instruments and skills essential to achieve these objectives.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary

  • Introduction.
  • General Framework: between two globalizations.
  • The World we lost.
  • From Multinationals to Global Companies and GVCs.
  • The modern financial globalization: institutional investors.
  • A old new role for Governments.
  • Reluctant privatizations.
  • India: Schumpeterian Entrepeneurship in a planned economy.
  • China and the State in business.
  • The resurgence of Nationalism: Russia.
  • A permanent loser? Africa.
  • Brazil and the ambiguities of Latin America.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

The final grade is the outcome of a weighted evaluation of
  • The student's class participation (20%).
  • Assignments' effectiveness and quality (40%).
  • A written exam ascertaining the understanding and knowledge of historical events (40%).


  • 44 Cats (with Andrea Colli) A Global History of Globalization, Egea, Milan 2018
Exam textbooks & Online Articles (check availability at the Library).
Exam textbooks & Online Articles (check availability at the Library)


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