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Second cycle
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Single cycle
degree courses
School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
TOPICS IN POLITICAL ECONOMY: REGIONS AND CITIES
SUP3051519, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (Ord. 2017)
SU2297, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination TOPICS IN POLITICAL ECONOMY: REGIONS AND CITIES
Website of the academic structure http://www.dissgea.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DAVIDE GUALERZI SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None. Basic Economics advised.
Target skills and knowledge: Improve the knowledge of economics

Control over basic principles of trade and development

Capacity to apply effectively economic analysis to research issues in relation to the student’s interests and specific needs associated with the stage.

Skills concerning the writing and presentation of local development problems and projects.
Examination methods: Oral exam with the discussion of a research paper.
Assessment criteria: Evaluation of
1) understanding of the relationship between industrialization, urbanization and globalization.
2) knowledge of trade theory and development issues.
3) in class presentations on case-studies.
4) final discussion of the research paper.
Course unit contents: The course main purpose is to improve the knowledge of economics and apply it effectively to research issues in relation to the student’s interests and specific needs associated with the stage.

The course deals with the relationship between industrialization, urbanization and globalization in a historical perspective, on the fundamental issues in trade and development, with trends of urban and regional development. These are examined in light of specific problems, for instance from the point of view of technological progress. In this respect the course examines how patterns of digitalization and technology diffusion affect economic and spatial structures therefore determining new phenomena of development at the local level.
Case studies and country specific issues are examined based on students’ research and interests together with local development projects.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1) In class lectures and presentations: 2) writing and discussing a proposal on a local development area: 3) guided research to write the final research paper.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Readings and reading suggestions will be provided in class according to the topic of the final paper.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • McCann, Philip., Modern Urban and Regional Economics. --: Oxford University Press, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo