ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Second cycle degree in HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ROBERTO ANTONIETTI

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course just requires mastery of English and of some basic concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics and national accounting.
Examination methods: For attending students, the final exam is made of two parts. The first consists in a teamwork, with presentation and discussion in class (50% of final evaluation). The second will consit in a written test, based on closed and open questions (50% of final evaluation).

For non-attending students, the final exam will consist exclusively in the written test, with close and open questions, based on the material indicated in the References for non attending students.
Course unit contents: The course will primarily address the issue of the impact of production globalization on the socio-economic development of countries and territories. Emphasis will be placed on the economic role of multinational enterprises (MNE), foreign direct investments (FDI) and offshoring strategies, and at their influence on the level of human development across the world.

The course will touch the following topics:

1. Production globalization and human development: definitions, data sources, trends and stylized facts.

2. Review of the determinants and strategies of international transfer of production.

3. Review of the effects of FDI and MNEs on the economic deveopment of hosting territories.

4. Analysis of the social impacts determined by MNEs activities, with a focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) aspects, human rights, labour markets and indigenous business promotion.