Course name Economics of tourism
Study-unit Code 20098806
Location ASSISI
Curriculum Comune a tutti i curricula
Lecturer Simona Bigerna
  • Simona Bigerna
  • 42 ore - Simona Bigerna
Course Regulation Coorte 2018
Supplied 2019/20
Supplied other course regulation
Learning activities Affine/integrativa
Area Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector SECS-P/01
Type of study-unit Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction Italian
Contents The course explores the fundamental analytical tools for the real study of international economics (international trade, factor mobility and trade policies) and monetary (open macroeconomics, exchange rates and international monetary systems).
Reference texts An Introduction to International Economics: New Perspectives on the World Economy, Kenneth A. Reinert¿, Cambridge University Press, Dec 26, 2011

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade. 2nd Edition by Pietra Rivoli (Author)
Educational objectives The main objective of the course is aimed at the methodological and institutional understanding of economic relations in the international arena. The main knowledge gained will be related to competitiveness in international markets and international economic policies. The main skills will be the ability to analyze the behavior of economic agents in different situations of the global market, to assess the impact of economic policies and to understand the strategic options for the firm's positioning in international markets.
Prerequisites Basic degree in Economics
Teaching methods The course is organized with lectures for discussion and teaching of all the theoretical principles of matter. In addition, there are seminars on specific topics.
Other information Class Lectures, Case studies and seminars
Learning verification modality Written Examen
Extended program The course provides the basic analytical tools for the study of real and monetary international economics. The first part explores the determinants of international trade, factor mobility and discusses trade policies. The second part studies the open macroeconomic model and the determinants of exchange rates and the effects on production and prices in the short and long term. The course also includes insights on the international monetary system, the European single currency and the global financial crisis.

Issues of the first part: are globalization; theories of comparative advantage (Ricardo and Heckscher-Ohlin); intra-industry trade and imperfect competition; migration and foreign direct investment; growth and inequality; commercial and protectionist policy instruments.