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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Academic year:
Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
primo semestre Sep 28, 2015 Jan 8, 2016
secondo semestre Feb 18, 2016 May 28, 2016
Secondo Semestre Magistrali Feb 22, 2016 Jun 1, 2016
Exam sessions
Session From To
appelli sessione invernale Jan 11, 2016 Feb 13, 2016
appelli sessione estiva Jun 6, 2016 Jul 9, 2016
Appelli sessione autunnale Aug 29, 2016 Sep 16, 2016
Degree sessions
Session From To
sessione autunnale Dec 11, 2015 Dec 18, 2015
sessione invernale Apr 6, 2016 Apr 8, 2016
sessione estiva Sep 13, 2016 Sep 14, 2016
Holidays
Period From To
vacanze natalizie Dec 23, 2015 Jan 5, 2016
vacanze pasquali Mar 25, 2016 Mar 29, 2016
vacanze estive Aug 8, 2016 Aug 27, 2016

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

C F G M P R S Z

Chesini Giuseppina

giusy.chesini@univr.it 045 802 8495 (VR) -- 0444/393938 (VI)

Fiorentini Riccardo

riccardo.fiorentini@univr.it 0444 393934 (VI) - 045 802 8335(VR)

Florio Cristina

cristina.florio@univr.it 045 802 8296

Fratea Caterina

caterina.fratea@univr.it 045 802 8858

Furno Mario

mario.furno@univr.it

Gaudenzi Barbara

barbara.gaudenzi@univr.it 045 802 8623

Giacomello Bruno

bruno.giacomello@univr.it 0444 393933 (VI)

Milano Enrico

enrico.milano@univr.it +39 045 8028836

Minozzo Marco

marco.minozzo@univr.it 045 802 8234

Peluso Eugenio

eugenio.peluso@univr.it 045 8028104

Ricciuti Roberto

roberto.ricciuti@univr.it 0458028417

Roffia Paolo

paolo.roffia@univr.it 045 802 8012

Russo Ivan

ivan.russo@univr.it 045 802 8161 (VR)

Stacchezzini Riccardo

riccardo.stacchezzini@univr.it 045 802 8186

Zago Angelo

angelo.zago@univr.it 045 802 8414

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Teaching code

4S003748

Teacher

Angelo Zago

Coordinatore

Angelo Zago

Credits

9

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/02 - ECONOMIC POLICY

Period

Primo semestre Magistrali dal Sep 26, 2016 al Jan 13, 2017.

Learning outcomes

Departing from traditional theory of international trade based on comparative advantage, in this course we focus on theories of trade based on the firm. Globalization has substantially changed the world economy and the nature of firms. There has been an increase in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI). Sub-contracting abroad in now a common practice. A third of total trade is intrafirm. Therefore, by acknowledging that firms - not countries - are involved in trade, recent developments have investigated the decisions to export and invest abroad at the firm level.

Program

In this course we will cover the main models that consider the firms' decisions to export and/or invest abroad; we will discuss how trade choices may affect (and are affected by) the organizational form of firms; we will discuss the evolution of global value chains and the main flows of trade in goods and services. While the focus is on general trends and phenomena, we will also touch on the problems of Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) competing in global markets. In more details, we cover:
- Principal-Agent Model: Optimal risk-sharing, trade-off risk and incentives, monitoring.
- Hierarchies: Piece-rate versus fixed contracts.
 Sorting and incentive effects of incentive contracts. The role of supervisor. The screening mechanism.
 Efficiency wages. Deferred payments or bond-posting. Incentive effects of promotions inside the firm and the rank-order tournament.
- Theory of the firm: Coase, Williamson and the transaction cost theory of the firm. Property rights and the theory of the firm.
 The Grossman-Hart model. Incomplete contracts, specific investments, ownership of the firm.
- Heterogeneous firms and the decision to export. Melitz model. Effects of trade liberalization and reallocation effects.
- Firms and the decision to invest in Foreign Direct Investments. Horizontal FDI (Brained 1997). Horizontal FDI and heterogenous firms (Yeaple, Melitz and Helpman 2003).
 Vertical FDI and country price differences (Helpmand 1984).
- Outsourcing and internazionalization. Monopolistic competition, increasing returns, incomplete contracts (Antràs 2003). Outsourcing and product cycles (Antràs 2004). Incomplete contracts and heterogeneous firms (Antràs & Helpman 2003).

Examination Methods

The content and the examination procedures are the same for all students, either attending or not classes. Consistently with the lectures content, the examination for the course of International Industrial Policy includes:
I) a WRITTEN EXAM, in which students are asked to:
a) answer some open questions of trade theory and discuss a case, e.g., to comment critically current economic facts related to the course provided during the exam;
b) answer some theory questions in a multiple choice format.
These two parts together determine the grade for the written exam.
II) In addition, students are required to prepare an ESSAY, on a topic chosen by the student, developing an article of about 2000 words that must be handed in when taking the exam (and printed in front and in the back of white A4 paper, single-spaced, stapled without covers). The essay can be prepared in group, in groups of 3-4 students maximum, where each student prepares about 2000 words. The essay may be a critical review of a scientific article; the investigation of a phenomenon through the analysis of data; a discussion of a relevant case-study.
III) Finally, during the course students are given the opportunity to prepare a group presentation (with about 4 students per group).
For the overall grade, therefore, to the written exam one can add the following BONUSES:
i) Essay - mandatory. Its assessment is done on a 0-30 scale: if insufficient (<18/30), points -1; if 18-20/30, 0 points; if 21-23/30, 1 point; if 24-26/30, 2 points; if 27-30/30, 3 points.
ii) Presentation - for attending students. It entitles them further 0-2 points.
In summary, the FINAL VOTE therefore includes:
1. the grade obtained in the written exam,
2. a possible bonus for the mandatory essay,
3. a possible bonus for the group ppresentation.

All bonuses are valid for the four exam sessions of the academic year 2016-17, that is, until the Autumn 2017 session included.

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