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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP3051519, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SU2446, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissione 2019/20 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 GUALERZI DAVIDE (Presidente)
POMINI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 GUALERZI DAVIDE (Presidente)
POMINI MARIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic Economics advised.
Target skills and knowledge: Improve the knowledge of economics and regional development

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: The final exam consists of an oral examination centered on the discussion of a paper focused on a research topic chosen in consultation with the professor. The paper is written after an approved proposal and an in-class presentation.

Some intermediate testing is done in class. It is based on the materials covered by the lectures.
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 the analysis of urban and regional development taking into account research issues in relation to the student’s interests.

The course focuses on urban and regional development in a political economy perspective. The first part deals with the foundations of Political Economy, trade and economic development in a macro and structural perspective. This provides the basis for the study of major trends of urbanization and regional development in the framework of globalization therefore connecting the macro level and the local level.

Globalization is considered in a historical perspective with a focus the questions raised by the latest phase beginning with the 1990s. Case studies and country specific issues are also examined based on students’ research and interests.

The course will examine also the impact of new Information and Communication Technologies on economic and spatial structures therefore affecting urban and regional development.
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: Additional readings and reading suggestions will be provided in class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • McCann, Philip., Modern Urban and Regional Economics. --: Oxford University Press, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo