The course is supposed to give the analysis instruments of development policy as to environment and territory, referring to rural areas, both in developed and developing countries.
Expected learning outcomes
Through the teaching students will be able: - to read and understand economic systems and relationships among economies - to read and understand the guidelines of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) referring to environmental issues and international trade.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
The course aims to give analysis instruments of environmental and territorial development policy, referring to rural areas, both in developed and developing countries. Contents of the course are: First part. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP): historical evolution, current situation, outlook. The Fiscler reform and the Health Check. Integration between Agricultural Policy and Environmental Policy. Integration between Agricultural Policy and Structural Policy. Agricultural Policy and rural development: actions and instruments. From regulation to the Rural Development Plan. Second part. Economic Development: notions and theories. Economic and human development. Development and poverty. Economic development and income distribution. Kuznets hypothesis. International trade and economic development: centre and periphery of international economy; growth and terms of trade. Development, esternal debt and balance of payments equilibrium. The role of trade: the trade policy. Tariffs and welfare: effects of the tariff on production, demand and imports. Tariffs in the European Union. Other trade policy instruments. The role of EU in the international trade negotiation.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of economics is required
The course consists of 8 credits of frontal lessons.
The teaching material is provided by the teacher and is available on the Ariel platform.
Assessement methods and criteria
The exam consists of two written tests. A written test with closed questions relating to the first part of the course, and one consisting of three open questions relating to the second part. The evaluation criteria concern the ability to display the concepts / phenomena dealt with correctly, clearly and exhaustively.