Territorial policy and rural development

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
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

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Didactic methods
The lessons will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed both synchronously on the basis of the second semester schedule and asynchronously because they will be recorded and left available to students on the same platform.
Program and reference material
The program and reference material will not change.
Methods for verifying learning and evaluation criteria
The exam will take place in written form in the presence.
In particular, the exam will be aimed at:
- ascertaining the achievement of the objectives in terms of knowledge and understanding;
- ascertaining the ability to critically interpret economic-political phenomena on the basis of acquired skills;
- ascertain the mastery of the specific language and the ability to present the arguments in a clear and orderly way.
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.
Teaching Resources
The teaching material is provided by the teacher and is available on the Ariel platform.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test. The test consists of open questions.
The evaluation criteria concern the ability to present the concepts and problems object of the test with correctness, clarity and completeness.
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 40 hours
by appointment