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.
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: 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. 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.
Boggio L., Seravalli G.: Lo sviluppo economico, Il Mulino, 2003 Capitoli: 1, 2, 8. Materiale distribuito durante il corso