The course aims to define the phenomenon that leads to economic development territorial understood as a complex problem into which different historical, economic, demographic, cultural factors.
The course will seek to highlight the main aspects that helped to determine the process of development, particularly economic, demographic, technological, religion, political institutions, knowledge, and media.
Subsequently will be analyzed some models of territorial development: Veneto
The attendance is recommended and a program specifically for those attending will be indicated during the lessons.
Programme of course:
-definition of economic development and growth
-role of insititutions as determinants of prosperity or failure of Nations (US,Great Britain, West Europe, Mexico, Russia, Venice)
-concept of civilization and culture
-the environmental variable
-regional case of development: Veneto
Students not attending can read these texts
D. Acemoglu, J. Robinson, Why Nations fails. The origin of power, prosperity and poverty, Crown Pub, 2013
G. Roverato, L’industria nel Veneto: storia economica di un caso regionale, Padova, Esedra, 1996
A text chosen from the following:
G. Becattini, Il calabrone Italia: ricerche e ragionamenti sulla peculiarità economica italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007
C. Fumian, A. Ventura, Storia del Veneto, Laterza, 2004, 2° vol., ultimo capitolo
J. Huizinga, La crisi della civiltà, Pgreco edizioni, 2012
G. Sapelli, Elogio della piccola impresa, 2012
The exam will be oral.
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