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Course 2008-2009 a.y.

6133 - ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION


CLEAM - CLES - CLEF - BIEM - CLEACC
Department of Economics

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLES (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - AI) - CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - AI)
Course Director:
PAOLO EPIFANI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: PAOLO EPIFANI


Course Objectives

The main aim of the course is to help understand the main features of the current wave of globalization. The first part of the course analyzes the theory and empirics of economic growth and the impact of globalization, and of national and international institutions, on economic development. The second part illustrates some new issues raised by globalization and the theories recently developed to address them.


Course Content Summary

Part 1

  • Understanding Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence
  • Absolute versus Conditional Income Convergence
  • Globalization and Economic Development
  • Global Institutions, Foreign Donors and Anti-Poverty Policies
  • Human Capital and Global Health

Part 2

  • Growing Interdependence: Stylized Facts
  • Main Sources of Global Trade and Gains from Trade 
  • China and India's Embrace of Globalization
  • Exporting Firms versus Multinational Firms
  • Institutions, Culture and International Specialization
  • Globalization, Insecurity and the Welfare State

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Written (no partial exam)


Textbooks

There is not a textbook for this course (only journal articles).

The detailed reading list will be available at the beginning of the course.

Last change 03/04/2008 11:35