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
2016/2017
Year taught
2017/2018
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).

 The course aims to highlight  the problems of economic development, focusing  on the social effects of  growth.

 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.

Frontal lessons and seminars.

Oral examination.

Seminars of PhD Simona Pisanelli, about environmental imbalances and social inequalities

Attending students:

During the course some chapters will be indicated from the following books:

- F. VOLPI, Lezioni di economia dello sviluppo, Franco Angeli, Milano 2011
- Herman E. Daly, Beyond Growth. The Economics of Sustainable Development, Beacon Press, 1996
- Partha Dasgupta, Economics. A very short introduction, Oxford University Press, 2006

It is possible to sobstitute one part of the programm with a text chosen in the following list:

- Sen A., Lo sviluppo è libertà, Mondadori
- Sen A., Mercati e libertà di scelta, in Id., La ricchezza della ragione, il Mulino
- Sen A., Codici morali e successo economico, in Id., La ricchezza della ragione, il Mulino
- Ha-Joon Chang, Bad Samaritans. The guilty Secrets of rich Nations and the Threat to global Economy, Random House Business Book, 2007
- Latouche S., La sfida di Minerva, Bollati Boringhieri
- Sachs W., Ambiente e giustizia sociale. I limiti della globalizzazione, Editori Riuniti
- Tim Jackson, Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a finite Planet, Routledge
- Gioia V. - Pisanelli S., Human development and social justice: necessity and utopia in "Dada. Rivista di antropologia post-globale", Numero1 - Speciale 2012. Utopia e contro-utopie.
-  Musella, M., Verso una teoria economica dello sviluppo umano, Maggioli editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN), 2014

 

No attending students: 

- F. VOLPI, Lezioni di economia dello sviluppo, Franco Angeli, Milano 2011

One of the text in the following list:
- Sen A., Lo sviluppo è libertà, Mondadori
- Sen A., Mercati e libertà di scelta, in Id., La ricchezza della ragione, il Mulino
- Sen A., Codici morali e successo economico, in Id., La ricchezza della ragione, il Mulino
- Ha-Joon Chang, Bad Samaritans. The guilty Secrets of rich Nations and the Threat to global Economy, Random House Business Book, 2007
- Latouche S., La sfida di Minerva, Bollati Boringhieri
- Sachs W., Ambiente e giustizia sociale. I limiti della globalizzazione, Editori Riuniti
- Tim Jackson, Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a finite Planet, Routledge
- Gioia V. - Pisanelli S., Human development and social justice: necessity and utopia in "Dada. Rivista di antropologia post-globale", Numero1 - Speciale 2012. Utopia e contro-utopie.
-  Musella, M., Verso una teoria economica dello sviluppo umano, Maggioli editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN), 2014

Semester
Primo Semestre (dal 02/10/2017 al 26/01/2018)

Exam type

Type of assessment
Orale

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

Parent teaching
DEVELOPMENT AND LABOUR ECONOMICS (LM41)

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