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A.A. 2019/2020

Academic calendar

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L’anno accademico inizia il 1° ottobre e termina il 30 settembre dell'anno successivo.

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Course calendar

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

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
primo semestre magistrali Sep 30, 2019 Dec 20, 2019
secondo semestre magistrali Feb 24, 2020 May 29, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale magistrali Jan 7, 2020 Feb 21, 2020
Sessione estiva magistrali Jun 3, 2020 Jul 10, 2020
Autumn Session exams Aug 24, 2020 Sep 11, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
Autumn Session Dec 2, 2019 Dec 4, 2019
Winter Session Apr 7, 2020 Apr 9, 2020
Summer session Sep 7, 2020 Sep 9, 2020

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C F G M P R S Z

Andreoli Francesco

francesco.andreoli@univr.it 045 802 8102

Bazzani Claudia

claudia.bazzani@univr.it 0458028734

Broglia Angela

angela.broglia@univr.it 045 802 8240

Brunetti Federico

federico.brunetti@univr.it 045 802 8494

Bucciol Alessandro

alessandro.bucciol@univr.it 045 802 8278

Chesini Giuseppina

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

Confente Ilenia

ilenia.confente@univr.it 045 802 8174

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

Mancini Cecilia

cecilia.mancini@univr.it

Menon Martina

martina.menon@univr.it 045 802 8420

Minozzo Marco

marco.minozzo@univr.it 045 802 8234

Mion Giorgio

giorgio.mion@univr.it 045.802 8172

Perali Federico

federico.perali@univr.it 045 802 8486

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)

Signori Paola

paola.signori@univr.it 0444 393942 (VI) 045 802 8492 (VR)

Stacchezzini Riccardo

riccardo.stacchezzini@univr.it 045 802 8186

Zago Angelo

angelo.zago@univr.it 045 802 8414

Zoli Claudio

claudio.zoli@univr.it 045 802 8479

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.

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

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SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S003748

Academic staff

Angelo Zago, Vania Licio

Coordinatore

Angelo Zago

Credits

9

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

SECS-P/02 - ECONOMIC POLICY

Language of instruction

English en

Period

primo semestre (lauree magistrali) dal Oct 5, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

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. Globalization has substantially changed the world economy and the nature of businesses. There has been an increase in foreign direct investment (FDI), and a third of international trade is now represented by exchanges between different plants of the same firm. The acquisition of intermediate goods from foreign suppliers is now a common practice. Recognizing that companies - not countries - are involved in international trade, the most recent developments in international trade theory investigate the decisions to export and invest abroad made at the firm level. The aim of the course is therefore to provide the analytical and conceptual tools - both theoretical and empirical - to understand the choices of internationalization of firms, whether they are exporting, importing, or foreign direct investing. The course is taught in English. At the end of the course students will be able to: - understand the economic reasons and the effects of the internationalization choices of firms; - have an overview of the problems inherent in internationalization processes; - read and elaborate critically and autonomously the problems and prospects that characterize the firms engaged in foreign markets both for the production and for the marketing of their products. - Finally, the student will also learn some transferable skills, such as autonomy of judgment and critical sense with respect to the topics they are exposed to, plus written communication skills and the ability to learn autonomously.

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; the main flows of trade in goods and services; the main entry modes into foreign markets. 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.
- 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 (FDI). Horizontal FDI.
The Brainard model. Horizontal FDI and heterogenous firms (Yeaple, Melitz and Helpman 2003).

Vertical FDI and country price differences (Helpmand 1984).
- Outsourcing and internationalization. Monopolistic competition, increasing returns, incomplete contracts (Antràs 2003). Outsourcing and product cycles (Antràs 2004).
Incomplete contracts and heterogeneous firms (Antràs & Helpman 2003).
- Gravity equations.
- Foreign markets entry decisions: foreign distributors, strategic alliances partners, mergers and acquisitions.

During the course, other speakers will intervene:
1. academic colleagues coming from foreign universities to speak about specific topics:
- Prof. Bruce McKern (University of Technology Business School, Sydney), on multinationals business models and entry modes into Chinese market;
- Prof. Raphael Chiappini (University of Bordeaux), on gravity equations;
- Prof. Natalie Chen (Warwick University), on quality and trade;
2. business leaders, to discuss issues related to multinational firms operating in global markets.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Robert C. FEENSTRA Advanced International Trade. Theory and Evidence (Edizione 2) Princeton University Press 2016 9780691161648
Oliver HART Firms, Contracts and Financial Structure Oxford University Press 1995 0198288816
Pol ANTRAS Global Production. Firms, Contracts, and Trade Structure (Edizione 1) Princeton University Press 2016 9780691168272
Alain VERBEKE International Business Strategy (Edizione 2) Cambridge University Press 2013 9781107683099
Martin RICKETTS The Economics of Business Enterprise. An Introduction to Economic Organization and the Theory of the Firm (Edizione 3) Edward Elgar 2002 1 84376 420 2
Elhanan HELPMAN Understanding Global Trade Belknap 2011 0674060784

Examination Methods

The content and the examination procedures are the same for students attending and not the course. Consistently with the content of lectures, 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 at the exam date (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 has to prepare 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, one can add the following BONUS to the written exam:
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 to 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 presentation.

All bonuses are valid for the four exam sessions of the academic year 2020-21, that is, until the Autumn 2021 session included.


NOTA COVID19
Dear Students
due to the Covid19 pandemic, the 2020 summer exam session will be administered online using the Moodle platform, with the ‘Quiz’ and ‘Compito’ tools.
The structure of the exam and the type of questions will be as similar as possible to the written test usually administered in the classroom, even if there will be changes in the way you can provide answers to the questions.
In particular, the written test will include:
- multiple choice questions (without penalties for wrong answers),
- 'open' answer questions, which require a brief explanation through a short text, to be written on the PC or on a sheet of paper to be uploaded later through the camera.
Given the new online administration of the written test, the possibility of taking an optional oral test may also be provided.
However, there are no changes in the rule for determining the final grade.

Tipologia di Attività formativa D e F

Nei piani didattici di ciascun Corso di studio è previsto l’obbligo di conseguire un certo numero di crediti formativi mediante attività a scelta (chiamate anche "di tipologia D e F").

Oltre che in insegnamenti previsti nei piani didattici di altri corsi di studio e in certificazioni linguistiche o informatiche secondo quanto specificato nei regolamenti di ciascun corso, tali attività possono consistere anche in iniziative extracurriculari di contenuto vario, quali ad esempio la partecipazione a un seminario o a un ciclo di seminari, la frequenza di laboratori didattici, lo svolgimento di project work, stage aggiuntivo, eccetera.

Come per ogni altra attività a scelta, è necessario che anche queste non costituiscano un duplicato di conoscenze e competenze già acquisite dallo studente.

Quelle elencate in questa pagina sono le iniziative extracurriculari che sono state approvate dal Consiglio della Scuola di Economia e Management e quindi consentono a chi vi partecipa l'acquisizione dei CFU specificati, alle condizioni riportate nelle pagine di dettaglio di ciascuna iniziativa.

Si ricorda in proposito che:
- tutte queste iniziative richiedono, per l'acquisizione dei relativi CFU, il superamento di una prova di verifica delle competenze acquisite, secondo le indicazioni contenute nella sezione "Modalità d'esame" della singola attività;
- lo studente è tenuto a inserire nel proprio piano degli studi l'attività prescelta e a iscriversi all'appello appositamente creato per la verbalizzazione, la cui data viene stabilita dal docente di riferimento e pubblicata nella sezione "Modalità d'esame" della singola attività.

ATTENZIONE: Per essere ammessi a sostenere una qualsiasi attività didattica, inlcuse quelle a scelta, è necessario essere iscritti all'anno di corso in cui essa viene offerta. Si raccomanda, pertanto, ai laureandi delle sessioni di dicembre e aprile di NON svolgere attività extracurriculari del nuovo anno accademico, cui loro non risultano iscritti, essendo tali sessioni di laurea con validità riferita all'anno accademico precedente. Quindi, per attività svolte in un anno accademico cui non si è iscritti, non si potrà dar luogo a riconoscimento di CFU.

Academic year
secondo semestre (lauree) From 2/15/21 To 6/1/21
years Teachings TAF Teacher
Design and Evaluation of Economic and Social Policies D Federico Perali (Coordinatore)
Public debate and scientific writing - 2020/2021 D Martina Menon (Coordinatore)
Soft skills coaching days Vicenza (terza edizione) - 2020/2021 D Paola Signori (Coordinatore)
Wake up Italia - 2020/2021 D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
secondo semestre (lauree magistrali) From 3/1/21 To 6/1/21
years Teachings TAF Teacher
Professional Communication for Economics D Claudio Zoli (Coordinatore)
Transactional skills in business law - 2020/2021 D Caterina Fratea (Coordinatore)
List of courses with unassigned period
years Teachings TAF Teacher
Ciclo di video conferenze: "L’economia del Covid, Verona e l’Italia. Una pandemia che viene da lontano?" - 2020/21 D Sergio Noto (Coordinatore)
Ciclo tematico di conferenze (on-line): “Come saremo? Ripensare il mondo dopo il 2020” - 2020/21 D Federico Brunetti (Coordinatore)
Integrated Financial Planning - 2020/21 D Riccardo Stacchezzini (Coordinatore)
Marketing plan - 2020/21 D Virginia Vannucci (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Future matters D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Future matters D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Data Analysis Laboratory with R (Vicenza) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Visualization Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Python Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Science Laboratory with SAP D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Advanced Excel Laboratory (Vicenza) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Excel Laboratory (Vicenza) D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° The fashion lab (1 ECTS) D Not yet assigned
1° 2° The fashion lab (2 ECTS) D Not yet assigned
1° 2° The fashion lab (3 ECTS) D Not yet assigned
1° 2° Programming in Matlab D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in SAS D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)

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