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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
ECONOMIC POLICY AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
SUP7080281, 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
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
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
Course unit English denomination ECONOMIC POLICY AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Website of the academic structure 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 FRANCESCA GAMBAROTTO SECS-P/06
Other lecturers MARCO RANGONE SECS-P/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/02 POLITICA ECONOMICA 3.0
Core courses SECS-P/06 Applied Economics 6.0

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

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

Calendar
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 GAMBAROTTO FRANCESCA (Presidente)
RANGONE MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
1 Commissione 2018/19 01/06/2019 30/11/2019 GAMBAROTTO FRANCESCA (Presidente)
RANGONE MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: basic knowledge of economics
Target skills and knowledge: To know how to define space form an economic point of view, the actors and the processes that structure it.
To know the main theories of territorial economy aimed at local economic development.
To know how to distinguish between a systemic and linear theoretical approach in economics also in relation to the sustainability issues.
Examination methods: The final exam is written with open and closed questions
Assessment criteria: The exam will focus on the handbook and on the material used during the course.
Course unit contents: The course will deal with the three basic questions of economic activity (What, how, for whom to produce, i.e. what is the economy for), digging into the different roles of the various spheres of economic activity and the institutions of market economies: money, infrastructures, social capital.

An introduction to systemic approaches to economic development in the footsteps of Hirschmann, Kapp, Myrdal, Perroux is provided and used to assess local economic policy issues. By framing development this way, students will dwell critically into a) the conventional view of economic problems and b) the social construction of a public discourse around them.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal teaching, with slides presentation.
During the course, additional readings will also be suggested.
For some specific topics, classroom discussion activities will be activated.
The course material and classroom communications will be available on the course's Moodle page.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Conti S. Giaccaria P., Local Development and Competitiveness. Dortrecht: Springer-Science+Business Media, 2001.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Partnerships for the Goals