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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP6077397, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2422, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track BANKING AND FINANCE [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LUCA NUNZIATA SECS-P/01

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Fundamental concepts of micro and macroeconomics, statistics and data analysis.
Target skills and knowledge: In-depth knowledge of modern economies' problems, and analysis of economic policy in an open economy context, using advanced analytical techniques.
Examination methods: Written exam, one hour long.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the topics covered during the lectures and critical thinking in approaching the analysis of modern economies using the concepts covered during the lectures.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: 1. Introduction to International Economics: Issues of Interest

2. Current global economic scenarios: Income Inequality

Piketty, Thiomas and Saez Emmanuel "Income Inequality in the United States, 1913-1998", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 118(1), 2003, 1-39.

3. Current global economic scenarios: Polarization

Autor, David " The Polarization of Job Opportunities in the U.S. Labor Market", Center for American Progress and The Hamilton Project, April 2010

4. Two-Sector Models

Robert C. Feenstra (2015) Advanced International Trade Theory and Evidence - Second Edition, Princeton University Press

5. The Heckscher-Ohlin Model

Robert C. Feenstra (2015) Advanced International Trade Theory and Evidence - Second Edition, Princeton University Press

6. Trade in Intermediate Inputs and Wages

Robert C. Feenstra (2015) Advanced International Trade Theory and Evidence - Second Edition, Princeton University Press

7. Effects of Import Competition

David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson (2013) “The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States”, American Economic Review, 103(6), 2121–2168.

David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson (2015), "Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets", The Economic Journal, 2015, 125 (May), 621–646.

8. Import Tariffs

Robert C. Feenstra (2015) Advanced International Trade Theory and Evidence - Second Edition, Princeton University Press

9. International Labour Flows

Boeri and Van Ours (2008) The Economics of Imperfect Labor Markets, Princeton University Press, Chapter 9.

10. Long Run and Institutions

Acemoglu D. (2007) Political Economy of Growth.

Sascha Becker, Katrin Boeckh, Christa Hainz, Ludger Woessmann (2011). The Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Long-Run Persistence of Trust and Corruption in the Bureaucracy, CEPR Discussion Paper 8288.

Note: the syllabus will be updated during the lectures according to what we do in class
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course is based on lectures held by the Professor and readings of articles on the current international economic situation published by economic reviews and newspapers during the course and distributed on the course’s Twitter account.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Relevant bibliographic references vary every year and will be indicated during the lectures. The lectures’ slides and list of references will be available on the course’s web site.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)