Territorial policy and rural development

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide tools for the analysis of environmental and territorial development policies, with particular reference to rural areas, in three dimensions (economic, social and environmental). It also deals with the relations among sustainable development policies, with specific reference to the agricultural sector and to rural areas, in Europe and globally.
Expected learning outcomes
It is expected that the student will acquire the capacity to interpret the economic facts, and the interactions among economies, as well as the main development lines of European agricultural policy in relation to the environment and to the international relations.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
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
Teaching methods
The course consists of 6 credits of frontal lessons.
Bibliography
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.
AGR/01 - AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND RURAL APPRAISAL - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
Thursday 10,30 -12,30
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