MOD. A – Development Economics – history and theories

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MOD. A – Development Economics – history and theories
Teaching
MOD. A – Development Economics – history and theories
Subject area
SECS-P/04
Degree course
SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE
Course type
Laurea Magistrale
Credits
6.0
Teaching hours
Ore Attività frontale: 45.0
Academic year
2018/2019
Year taught
2019/2020
Course year
2
Language
INGLESE
Subject matter
PERCORSO COMUNE
Professor
GIOIA Vitantonio

Course description

Knowledge in the field of economic and sociological disciplines (Economics, History of Economic Thought, Economic Sociology). 

In the first part, we will highlight the category of economic development and its meaning in classical and Marxian economics. Subsequently, growth theories and neoclassical approaches build another explanatory system and new interpretative patterns. Keynesian and post-keynesian economics will complete the short historical reconstruction of the debates on the economics of development.

In the second part, we will consider the effectiveness of the different interpretative models applied to underdeveloped countries after the birth of the Economics of Development as an autonomous discipline. We will focus on the following aspects: Changes in the economic systems, savings, investments and income growth, diffusion of innovations, international commerce, changes in the education system and in behaviors of economic agents, distribution and social inequalities, human development, etc.

In the third part, we will consider the relationships between economic activities and ecological system. Features and perspectives of sustainable development will be considered through the reading of the last reports on the environmental dynamics in the global society.

The course aims to highlight the problems of economic development, focusing on the social effects of growth.
Knowledge and abilities to acquire:

Critical evaluation and analyses of development patterns and of the social effects produced by economic policies.

Focus on the relationships between economic growth and environment

 

Frontal lessons and seminars.

Oral examination

Si specifica che l'appello del 07.04.2020 si terrà on line, sulla base delle indicazioni contenute nella Guida a Microsoft Teams

Si specifica che l'appello del 19.05.2020 si terrà on line, sulla base delle indicazioni contenute nella Guida a Microsoft Teams

07.04.2020;

19.05.2020, solo per fuori corso e laureandi di giugno 2020
04.06.2020;
18.06.2020;
16.07.2020;
03.09.2020;
17.07.2020.

Tutti gli appelli si intendono fissati alle h. 09.00

Per i non frequentanti, il programma è costituito dal testo di Franco Volpi, Lezioni di economia dello sviluppo

 

Per i frequentanti: il docente indicherà i capitoli del Volpi da studiare e suggerirà letture integrative, in base agli interessi degli studenti e ai seminari organizzati
 

Volpi F., Lezioni di Economia dello Sviluppo, Franco Angeli.

Durante il corso, il docente indicherà altre letture.

Semester
Primo Semestre (dal 30/09/2019 al 15/01/2020)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Orale

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

Parent teaching
DEVELOPMENT AND LABOUR ECONOMICS (LM41)

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