a)Knowledge and understanding of: the functioning of markets in developing countries; externalities, increasing returns, coordination failures, and development policies; poverty, inequality, and population growth form normative, positive, and functional point of view; rural and urban structural interaction; globalization and gains from trade, trade policy for developing countries and the role of international institutions.
b) Ability to apply knowledge in order to: understand theoretical models, abstracting from a complex problem the main variables and analysing their interactions; read and understand empirical evidences emerging from tables, charts, and advanced statistic tools.
c)Ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgements in order to: understand the stage of economic and social development for a country and its relative performance; understand the effects of economic policies, and analysing sectoral dynamics from a functional point of view in an increasingly internationally open economic and social background.
d) Students will have the ability to address and support their arguments to economic agents as well as to non-specialist audiences, using a proper technical language, and making use of the experience gained by explaining data and analysing empirical evidence.
e) By means of the analysis of case studies through a logical problem solving, students will learn to understand and solve in a largely self-directed manner.