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A.A. 2018/2019

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 lauree magistrali Oct 1, 2018 Dec 21, 2018
secondo semestre lauree magistrali Feb 25, 2019 May 31, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
sessione invernale lauree magistrali Jan 7, 2019 Feb 22, 2019
sessione estiva lauree magistrali May 27, 2019 Jul 5, 2019
Sessione autunnale Aug 26, 2019 Sep 13, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione autunnale (validità a.a. 2017/18) Dec 6, 2018 Dec 7, 2018
Sessione invernale (validità a.a. 2017/18) Apr 3, 2019 Apr 5, 2019
Sessione estiva (validità a.a. 2018/19) Sep 10, 2019 Sep 11, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Festa dell’Immacolata Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 22, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 23, 2019
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono - S. Zeno May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
Attività sospese (vacanze estive) Aug 5, 2019 Aug 23, 2019

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

B C F G L M O P R S Z

Brunetti Federico

federico.brunetti@univr.it 045 802 8494

Cantele Silvia

silvia.cantele@univr.it 045 802 8220 (VR) - 0444 393943 (VI)

Castellani Paola

paola.castellani@univr.it 045 802 8127

Chesini Giuseppina

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

Confente Ilenia

ilenia.confente@univr.it 045 802 8174

Faccio Sondra

sondra.faccio@univr.it

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

Gnoatto Alessandro

alessandro.gnoatto@univr.it 045 802 8537

Licio Vania

vania.licio@univr.it

Lubian Diego

diego.lubian@univr.it 045 802 8419

Messina Sebastiano Maurizio

sebastianomaurizio.messina@univr.it 045 802 8052

Minozzo Marco

marco.minozzo@univr.it 045 802 8234

Mion Giorgio

giorgio.mion@univr.it 045.802 8172

Ortoleva Maria Grazia

mariagrazia.ortoleva@univr.it 045 802 8052

Peluso Eugenio

eugenio.peluso@univr.it 045 8028104

Renò Roberto

roberto.reno@univr.it 045 802 8526

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.

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

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.




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

English en

Period

primo semestre lauree magistrali dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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. - 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.
The Brainard model. 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).

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
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

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 ppresentation. All bonuses are valid for the four exam sessions of the academic year 2017-18, that is, until the Autumn 2018 session included.

Type D and Type F activities

Academic year:
List of courses with unassigned period
years Modules TAF Teacher
SFIDE - Europe D Claudio Zoli (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Advanced risk and portfolio management bootcamp (online) (3 cfu) D Roberto Renò (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Advanced risk and portfolio management bootcamp (onsite) (6 cfu) D Roberto Renò (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Convegno "gli scambi commerciali con l'estero: questioni fiscali, doganali e contrattuali" D Sebastiano Maurizio Messina (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Ineka conference 2019 teamworking membership D Federico Brunetti (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Data Visualization Laboratory D Marco Minozzo (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Python Laboratory 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° "le grandi trasformazioni degli anni '60-'70 e l'italia cinquant'anni dopo" D Angelo Zago (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Social responsibility model for the restaurants' ecosystems D Silvia Cantele (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Marketing Plan D Ilenia Confente (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Polis - festival biblico in universita' D Giorgio Mion (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in Matlab D Diego Lubian (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in R D Diego Lubian (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming in SAS D Diego Lubian (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Programming Stata (3 cfu) D Diego Lubian (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Quality and problem solving in business organizations D Paola Castellani (Coordinatore)
1° 2° La competitività regionale e le sue risorse endogene: il concetto di capitale territoriale D Riccardo Fiorentini (Coordinatore)
1° 2° Soft skills in action D Paola Signori (Coordinatore)

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