History of trade (2018/2019)

Course code
4S02513
Name of lecturer
Maria Luisa Ferrari
Coordinator
Maria Luisa Ferrari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
SECS-P/12 - ECONOMIC HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
primo semestre lauree magistrali dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course intends to provide the fundamental elements required for an understanding of the international economic relationships which developed in the Modern and Contemporary Age. After an outline of the historical conditions and the motives underlying the expansion of Europe, the course investigates forms of organisation of production, trade and circulation of the characteristic goods from the different areas (Europe, America ...) in the 15th-20th centuries with particular emphasis on the problem of the structure of interregional and intercontinental trade routes.
Consistent with the vision that inspires the CdLM, upon completion of the course the students will know the historical antecedents of the current model of market economy and will be able to compare and give historical depth to the analysis of modern economic systems.

Syllabus

European Expansion: Historical Conditions and Economic Reasons.
Production and Trade from 15th to 18th Centuries: Goods, Traffic Routes, Financial and Commercial Organization.
World Trade from 1500 to 1780.
Inequality and Poverty.
History of Industrialization in the contemporary Age: a global Perspective.
World Trade and Globalization during the Nineteenth-Twentieth Century.
Introduction to the global History of Science and Technology.
Globalization at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century.
The Future of Globalization: Economic and Political Challenges.
Introduction to the History of Marketing and business Communication.

Teaching materials will be available online at the elearning course section.
TEXT BOOK:
Storia economica globale del mondo contemporaneo, a cura di C. Fumian e A. Giuntini, Carocci, 2019.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Findlay, O'Rourke, Potere e ricchezza. Versione ridotta UTET 2019

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be an interview aiming at testing the students' overall knowledge by means of oral questions related to the required readings.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018