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Anno Accademico 2015/2016
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 097386 - DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
Docente Piscitello Lucia
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (477) ENERGY ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA ENERGETICA*AZZZZ099438 - ECONOMICS FOR DEVELOPMENT FOR ENG4SD
097386 - DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The principle of development economics are key to understanding how we got to where we are, and why many development problems are so difficult to solve, and to the design of successful development policy and programs.

The first goal of this course is to ensure that students understand real conditions and institutions across the developing world. The second is to help students develop analytic skills while broadening their perspectives of the wide scope of the field. The third is to provide students with the resources to draw independent conclusions as they confront development problems, their sometimes ambiguous evidence, and real-life development policy choice.

 

Programma

 

1. Introducing Global Development: Traditional economic measures and the new economic view of development. The Millennium Development Goals.

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapters 1 and 2

 

2. Classic Theories of Economic Growth and Development: Development as growth and the linear stages theories. Structural change models. The international-dependence revolution, and the neoclassical counterrevolution.

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 3

 

3. Contemporary Models of Development and Underdevelopment: Underdevelopment as a coordination failure. The Big-Push. Amartya Sen: The capability approach.

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley,  chapter 4

 

4. Poverty, inequality and development: Measuring inequality and poverty. Poverty, inequality and   

    social-welfare.

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 5

 

5. Population growth and economic development: Causes, consequences and controversies

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 6

 

6. Urbanization and Rural-Urban Migration: Theory and Policy.

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 7

 

7. The Environment and Development

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 10

 

8. Development Policymaking and the Roles of Market, State and Civil Society

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 11

 

9. International Trade Theory and Development Strategy.Traditional trade strategies for      

    development: Export promotion vs. import substitution. South-south trade and economic

   integration

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 12

 

10. Multinational Enterprises, Global value chains and local development. The role of inward

     foreign direct investment (knowledge spillovers, externalities, ..) and outward foreign direct

     investment

 

Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 14

 

Approfondimenti

UNCTAD, World Investment Report 2013. Global value chains: Investment and trade for development, Unctad: Geneva.

 

Barba Navaretti G., Venables A.J., 2006, Le multinazionali nell'economia mondiale, Bologna: Il Mulino, Capitolo 2.

 

11. Innovation, development and Catching up

 

Lall, Sanjaya. "Technological capabilities and industrialization." World Development 20.2 (1992): 165-186.

 

Abramovitz M. (1986). "Catching up, Forging Ahead, and Falling Behind", Journal of Economic History, 46, 385-406.

 

12. The role of institutions: International Monetary Fund, World Bank.The Washington

      Consensus and the post Washington Consensus; Financial and commercial liberalization;

      catching up policies and pro-growth policies

 

Acemoglu D., Smith J. The role of institutions in growth and development, Review of Economics and Institutions,  2010, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-33.


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