History of economic and territorial development
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY
primo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 4, 2021 al Dec 17, 2021.
The course mainly aims to support the attitude to consider the economic development as a complex issue, surely not determined only by quantitative factors, on the opposite greatly influenced by non-economic factors, widely cultural, such as religion, ethics, geography, technology, history, demography etc. The course discusses some interpretations based on relevant economic history and economic recent contributions.
1. Definition of economic development. Economic development considered as a cultural process. Robert J. Barro and J. Huizinga.
2. Capital accumulation and the pursuing of the eternal life in the Middle Age. Its social and economic organization.
3. Some relevant cases of social utopia in the 19th and 20th Century. The Soviet communism in the U.S.S.R and some other countries. A concluded experiment?
4. Inclusive economic institutions and economic policies as a determinant of economic growth (UK, USA, Japan, West Europe).
5. Selective economic institutions and economic policies as a determinant of nation’s decline and failure (Mexico, USSR, China).
6. Culture and civilization: some paradigmatic case in Latin America.
7. Economic development in Asia: the cases of China, Japan and south Korea.
8. Bourgeois virtues: W. Sombart and D. McCloskey.
9. Patterns of economic development in Veneto and in the area of Verona.
10. The cluster’s pattern of economic development and its consequences within the SME territory.
11. Environmental issues and economic growth. Some degrowth theories. Sustainability and Economic equilibrium.
AT LEAST 2 BETWEEN THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:
R. McCleary, R. J. Barro, La Ricchezza delle Religioni. L'economia della fede e delle chiese, con una Prefazione di Sergio Noto e Vitantonio Gioia, Bocconi Editore 2020.
J. Huizinga, La crisi della civiltà, Pgreco edizioni, 2012.
J. Schumpeter, Teoria dello Sviluppo Economico, Milano, Rizzoli Etas, 2002
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The final examination will be provided orally. Students are requested to discuss at least two books from the above-displayed list and write a short paper (around 40.000 characters spaces included) on a topic of their interest, chosen between those presented in the course.
The final grade will be settled as follows: 65% oral examination; 25% paper; 10% teacher's evaluation based on student's participation in e-learning's and class' discussions.