International Economics

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The aim of the course is to provide the basic instruments of the understanding of the main international economic phenomena at the root of the economic globalization process and of the international exchange of goods, services and production factors. Moreover, the course aims to provide the basic knowledge of the trade policies, of monetary and fiscal policies in an open economy, of the exchange rate determination and of the choice of the exchange rate regime.


 Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Principles • Competence in basic algebra and geometry


1) Globalization Process: history, evidence, consequences
2)    Trade globalization
       2a)  Absolute and comparative advantages
       2b)  Models of international trade
       2c)  Trade policies
3) Financial globalization
      3a) Exchange rate
      3b) Macroeconomic policies in an open economy
      3c) International monetary systems
      3d) OCA and Euro


International Economics: theory and policy / Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Marc Melitz, Pearson

The Globalization Paradox, Dani Rodrik