This course aims to provide students the basics of the international economic theory and the determinants of the evolution of international trade and multinational corporations.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. analyze, understand, and explain the determinants of growth and decline of the main economic variables at a world-wide level;
2. explain the effects of international trade on the economy;
3. express an opinion concerning how the most important economic policy authorities (governments and the international economic institutions) can affect the main economic variables in the aim of increasing economic welfare worldwide;
4. understand the history, the functioning and the importance of multinational corporations.
5. obtain the tools required to understand and elaborate the main economic statistics at a world-wide level;
6. attend an interview on economic issues (concepts, definitions, implications) with professionals and/or public sector operators;
7. use the techniques of analysis of macroeconomics and microeconomics, in order to to explain briefly complex issues by means of economic data, charts and analytical formulae.