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University of Padova

School of Economics and Political Science

CATALOGUE OF COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH FOR ERASMUS, FOREIGN AND ITALIAN STUDENTS academic year 2014 > 2015


SECOND-CYCLE DEGREES WITH ALL THE COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION http://en.didattica.unipd.it/offerta/2014/EP/EP1981/2013 ECONOMICS AND FINANCE http://en.didattica.unipd.it/offerta/2014/EP/EC1935/2014 HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE http://en.didattica.unipd.it/offerta/2014/EP/EP1980/2013

First-cycle degree = Bachelor degree Second-cycle degree = Master degree

FOR COURSES BASED ON A SEMESTER ORGANIZATION First semester: October 1st, 2014 to January 24th, 2015 Winter exams session: January 26th, 2015 to February 28th, 2015 Second semester: March 2nd, 2015 to June 12th, 2015 Summer exams session: June 15th, 2015 to July 25th, 2015 Extra exams session: August 24th, 2015 to September 23th 2015

FOR COURSES BASED ON A TRIMESTER ORGANIZATION

First trimester: October 1st, 2014 to December 6th, 2014 Winter exams session: December 9th, 2014 to January 10th, 2015 Second trimester: January 12th, 2015 to March 14th, 2015 Spring exams session: March 16th,2015 to April 11th, 2015 Third trimester: April 13th, 2015 to June 20th, 2015 Summer exams session: June 22th, 2015 to July 25th, 2015 Extra exams session: August 24th, 2015 to September 23th 2015

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INDEX

“REPUBLIC” AND “EMPIRE” IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL THINKING

CHINESE LANGUAGE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

ADVANCED CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE

ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE

CORPORATE STRATEGY (MOD. B)

ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

CULTURE, SOCIETY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (MOD. A)

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

ECONOMETRICS

ADVANCED MARKETING

ECONOMIC POLICY

AUDITING AND CONTROL

ECONOMIC POLICY IN GLOBALIZED MARKETS

BANKING: FINANCIAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT

ECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS OF HUMAN CAPITAL

BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANIZATIONS

ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION AND STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR

BUSINESS PLAN

ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION

BUSINESS PLANNING

ECONOMICS OF MULTINATIONAL FIRMS

CAPITAL MARKETS

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING


ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY

INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

EUROPEAN UNION CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF GLOBALISATION EUROPEAN UNION LAW OF HUMAN RIGHTS (MOD. B)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

FAMILY BUSINESS FINANCIAL ECONOMICS GENDER POLICIES AND WELFARE STATE IN EUROPE GLOBAL ECONOMY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FIRMS HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING AND ELECTORAL OBSERVATION

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING INTERNATIONAL LAW OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AND CRIMINAL LAW INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL MARKETING INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE INTERNATIONAL TAXATION LAW INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LABOUR MARKETS MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION MANAGEMENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION - MARKETS AND STRATEGIES INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT, THEORY AND PRACTICE (MOD. A) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND CONTRACTS LAW

MARKETING: BRAND MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING MATHEMATICAL TOOLS FOR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE 2 MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING MILITARY QUESTIONS IN EUROPEAN CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS METRICS

MONEY AND BANKING

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS


OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (MOD. A) PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING PUBLIC ECONOMICS 2 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION-MAKING RISK AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (MOD. B) SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS THE LANGUAGE OF ADVOCACY THEORY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TOPICS IN QUANTITATIVE FINANCE AND ANALYSIS OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS TOPICS IN THE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICY TRANSNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS


“REPUBLIC” AND “EMPIRE” IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL THINKING

ADVANCED CAPITAL MARKETS LAW

Second-cycle degree in International Politics and Diplomacy Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Fabrizio Tonello Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Alberto Lupoi Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

1 Prerequisites There are no specific requirements. Programme The idea of American Exceptionalism: origins. Declaration of Independence. The Constitution: President’s tasks and powers, Senate’s tasks and powers. Monroe Doctrine Continental expansion, war against Mexico. War against Spain, expansion in the Caribbeans and in the Pacific. Turn-of-the-century debate about imperialism. First World War, refusal to ratify the League of Nation Treaty. “Isolationism”. Second World War, birth of the United Nations. Cold War. “Democratic interventionism” after 1989. Examination Written and oral examination, including a midcourse essay. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1426/2008/000ZZ/EPP3049537/N0

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2 Prerequisites A good background of private and company law and finance is required to fully understand the lessons. It would also be usefull to be familiar with financial instruments. Programme “Consumption” of financial products, global finance vs international finance; international master agreements on derivatives contracts, Italian regulation on financial markets; investments services. Examination The students are required to draft a papaer describing how to set up and implement an OTC market under Italian law. This paper shall be presented by the end of the lessons ad evaluated. However a written test shall also be done. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/000ZZ/EPP3051858/N0


ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE

ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Fabio Buttignon Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Enrico Rettore, Nunzio Cappuccio Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS 3

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Prerequisites Corporate Finance (Fundamentals of Financial Analysis and Planning, Capital Budgeting, Stock and Bond Valuation, Financial Structure and Dividend Policy) Accounting (Financial Statements Analysis at a Company’s and Consolidated Level) Business Economics (Fundamentals of Corporate Governance, Strategy and Organization)

Prerequisites As emphasis will be given to methods for empirical research in applied economics, students are required to have already developed good working knowledge of general concepts in statistics and econometrics.

Programme Corporate finance for growth and restructuring Foundations of value creation process (measuring and managing the value of companies) Financial Analysis Financial Planning Firm valuation (DCF, EP, Multiples) Value and strategy at business and corporate level Mergers and Acquisitions Divestitures: Spin-Offs, Sell-Offs, Carve-Out Venture Capital and Private Equity Initial Public Offering (IPO) Financial Restructuring Examination Written exam with questions and exercises. Intermediate tests during the lectures. Case analysis and discussion during the lectures. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/ECO2045245/N0

Programme This course introduces students to tools widely used in modern econometrics, discussing the properties of a variety of methods for the analysis of cross section, time series and panel data. Methods and applications will be soundly integrated, and classes in the computer lab will help students develop a taste for the quantitative approach to economic theory. Contents will be articulated as follows: Causal relationships and ceteris paribus analysis is economics. When econometrics kicks in: cross section, time series and panel data. Linear models: general overview and definitions. Linear models with cross section data: identification. Linear models with cross section data: estimation. Linear models with time series data: identification. Linear models with time series data: estimation. Forecasting (or out-of-sample predictions). Introduction to panel data analysis. Examination Written exam with questions on theory and exercises requiring the analysis of real data. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2014/000ZZ/EPP3051595/N0

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ADVANCED FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (MOD. A)

ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Antonio Parbonetti, Fabio Buttignon Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Saverio Bozzolan Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

5 Prerequisites Financial accounting and management accounting. Programme Substantial accounting background. Examination Written test. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP4068022/N0

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ADVANCED MARKETING

AUDITING AND CONTROL

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Silvia Rita Sedita, Cristiano Nordio Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Filippo Zagagnin Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

7 Prerequisites This course is designed for graduates who seek to expand their knowledge of advanced marketing concepts and theories. The programme is designed for those who embrace peer-topeer collaboration and thrive in environments that demand active participation. Students are challenged in various ways from day one. Creative thinking, self-reflection and innovation are central aspects of the experience.

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Programme - An introduction to the value driven marketing - How to fill a business model canvas - International marketing strategies - Unconventional marketing strategies - Social media marketing: tools and applications - Marketing metrics - Case studies Examination Written examination composed of true-false, multiple-choice and short answer questions. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP3052720/N0

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BANKING: FINANCIAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Francesco Zen, Andrea Martellone Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Ottorino Chillemi Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

9 Prerequisites Economia degli Intermediari Finanziari. Programme The Meaning of Banking Monetary Base and Banking Money The Monetary Policy The Payment System The Value Based Management in Bank Organisational Bank Structure Planning and Control in Banking The Balance Sheet The Supervisory Capital The ICAAP and SREP Process The Credit, Market and Liquidity Risks The Asset and Liability Management (ALM) and the interest rate risk Examination Written examination (open questions) More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2014/000ZZ/ECN1034679/N0

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10 Prerequisites A basic knowledge of microeconomic theory and calculus is required. Programme First we study the principal-agent model. The predictions of the standard model are proved accurate in some cases and less accurate in other cases. We will see that models which include mutual monitoring and social preferences (inequality aversion, reciprocity, altruism)have proved particularly useful in the case of team production. Next, we study the standard model of procurement auctions. A practical problem in procurement is cost overrun. We will examine how the problem has been addressed and the empirical evidence for the case of Italy. Finally, we study the voluntary provision of public goods both under ‘rational’ preferences and social preferences. If time remains, we will discuss the theme of fairness in organizations. A tentative reading list follows: 1. Performance incentives and team production Milgrom P. and J. Roberts 1992. Economics, Organization and Management, Cap. 6 and 7. Lazear E., “Performance Pay and Productivity” The American Economic Review,Vol.90,No.5.(Dec.,2000),pp.1346-1361. Knez M. and Duncan Simester, “FirmWide Incentives and Mutual Monitoring at Continental Airlines”, Journal of Labor Economics,2001,vol.19,no.4 Paarsch, Harry J. and Bruce S. Shearer: “The Response to Incentives and Contractual Efficiency: Evidence from a Field Experiment” European Economic Review, 53 (2009), 481-494.


2. Procurement auctions and cost overrun Bucciol A., O. Chillemi and G. Palazzi (2013), “Cost Overrun and Auction Format in Small Size Public Works” European Journal of Political Economy, 30. 3. Social preferences Inequity aversion Fehr, E. and Schmidt, K.M. 1999. “A Theory of Fairness, Competition, and Cooperation”, Quarterly Journal of Economics 114(3): 817–868. Reciprocity Charness, G., and M. Rabin. 2002. “Understanding Social Preferences with Simple Tests”, Quarterly Journal of Economics 117(3): 817–869. 4. Performance incentives and social preferences Akerlof, G.A. 1982 “Labor Contracts as a Partial Gift Exchange”, in Quarterly Journal of Economics,97, n.4. Rotemberg,J. 1994 “Human Relations in the Workplace” J. Political Economy 102,684–717 Chillemi, O. 2008 “Competitive versus collective incentive pay: does workers’ mutual concern matter?” EconomicTheory 35:175–186 Chillemi O., B. Gui, “Uninformed Customers and Nonproft Organizations: Modelling Contract Failure Theory”,Economics Letters,1,1991. 5. Procedural Justice Blader, S. & Tyler, T.R. (2003). What constitutes fairness in work settings? A four-component model of procedural justice. Human Resource Management Review, 12, 107-126.

BEHAVIOUR IN ORGANIZATIONS First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Martina Gianecchini Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 11 More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECM0022946/N0

Examination Grading for the class will be based on students’ individual presentation (50%) and a written exam (50%). More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/002PD/ECM0013169/N0

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BUSINESS PLAN

BUSINESS PLANNING

Second-cycle degree in Law and Economics Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Antonella Cugini, Barbara Borgato Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Giacomo Boesso Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

12 Prerequisites Business Administration Financial Accounting Programme Market analysis Idea definition Demand analysis Offer analysis Operational planning Risk analysis Economic and Financial feasibility Value analysis Sensitivity analysis Sustainability analysis Examination Group and individual assignments on strategic planning documents + a written final exam. It is important to contribute to the group work. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0222/2011/000ZZ/ECL1000543/N0

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13 Prerequisites Business Administration or Introduction to Business Basic Financial Accounting Programme Trend and market analysis Fefinition of the value proposition Demand analysis Offer analysis Operative analysis Risk analysis Financial end Economic feasibility Value analysis Scenarios analysis Social Sustainability Examination Individual and group assignements. It is important to join a group for the teamwork. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP3052716/N0


CAPITAL MARKETS

CHINESE LANGUAGE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Cinzia Baldan Credits: 8 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: Chinese Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: tbd Credits: 1 CFU/ECTS 14

Prerequisites Banking: Financial and Risk Management. Programme Financial Markets and Financial Intermediaries: main definitions The Structure of Trading The benefits of Trade: why people trade? Particular types of traders: speculators, and liquidity suppliers Origins of liquidity and volatility Evaluation and Prediction Market Structures Market Regulation: U.S.A vs. E.U.

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Examination Written exam (multiple choice ENGLISH test) More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/001PD/ECO2045301/N0

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COMPUTATIONAL FINANCE Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Massimiliano Caporin, Michele Trova Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS 16 Prerequisites Elements of Economics and Mathematics of Financial Markets, elements of Statistics and Econometrics. Knowledge of the mean-variance approach of Markowitz, of the CAPM and APT models, and of the pricing of derivatives with binomial trees and with the Black and Scholes model. Programme Part 1: The formalization of computational problems into a statistical package - Introduction to the software; data management; basic tools for descriptive and graphical analyses; - Basic data manipulation tools; using already implemented functions; - Basic programming and how to write a batch file for execution; - Introduction to simulation methods: simulations from a given density; resampling/bootstrap from historical series; model-based bootstrap; - Further elements will be introduced during the course, when needed. Part 2: Asset Allocation - The classic approach, Markowitz’s world: the efficient frontier with and without the risk-free asset and its empirical evaluation; - Markowitz in realistic applications: no short selling constraints, linear constraints, turnover constraints, inequality constraints, probabilistic constraints, cardinality constraints; empirical examples; the need of non-standard optimization approaches (mixed quadratic-integer programming and genetic algorithms); - The use of Markowitz in asset allocation programs and for strategic asset allocation; SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

- Beyond Markowitz: from mean-variance, to mean-VaR; the optimization of alternative criterion functions; higher order portfolio allocation, is it worth? the modern approach of Risk Budgeting, implementation and examples; the information content of extreme market moves in the computation of the mean-variance matrix (the Chow-Kritzmann approach); is the historic efficient frontier fully reliable/the unique solution? Michaud’s simulation-based approach to the computation (and rebalancing) of efficient portfolios; - Investing for the long run: returns predictability and mean reversion; identification of optimal portfolios and simulation of wealth paths; Part 3: Risk Management and performance evaluation - The construction of simulated track records in allocation programs; methods and indicators for portfolio monitoring and performance evaluation; portfolio turnover and portfolios costs; - Indicators for the evaluation of portfolio risk (market risk, credit risk, systemic risk); some notes on operational risk; - The VaR and ES as methods for the evaluation of market risk; computing VaR and ES for one single position and at the portfolio level; historical approaches, model-based methods, simulation approaches, the use of copula functions; - Portfolio exposure to risk-factors: single-index and multifactor models; conditional factor models; models for market timing; VaR with riskfactors; Part 4: Pricing of derivatives and interest rates - Pricing in Black & Scholes world; replicating Black & Scholes by simulation; pricing of selected exotic options; - Pricing by simulation and time-series modelbased methods; - Estimation of the interest rate zero curve by bootstrapping. The program might be subject to changes depending on a number of elements including: the interest of the students and their ability to solve computational problems with the statistical sowftare; the occurrence of particular events in the financial markets. Changes to the program content will affect the list of tasks included in the team work.


The program above refers to both the main module and the second module of the course. For students in the degree of Statistics, the topics covered in the main module will be detailed at the befinning of the course. The second module will deal with the following topics: - Introduction to financial instruments and markets; - Investment choices under uncertainty and the approach of Markowitz; - Market equilibrium, CAPM and APT, and market efficiency; - Derivative pricing in discrete and continuous time. Examination The exam will be given in the form of a group homework. Each group (a team), will receive, at a beginning of the course (groups will be formed within the first two weeks of lectures), a list of tasks pointing at computational finance questions. The tasks list will be interated during the course. Each team will have to coordinate activities, inducing team members to interact. During the exam session, each team will show results in the form of a presentation (PowerPoint-like). Each team member must have full knowledge of the presentation and of the analyses performed by the team and of the main findings. For students of the degree in Statistics: the team work will include a shorter task list. The team work represents 65% of the final grade. The Financial Economnics module evaluation (35%) will be determined with a written exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/001PD/ECO2045306/N0

CORPORATE STRATEGY (MOD. B) Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Diego Campagnolo Credits: 7 CFU/ECTS 17 Prerequisites The course requires general knowledge of organizational design and strategy. Programme The aim of the course is providing students with concepts and tools to manage the process of strategy formulation in line with the evolution of the competitive environment. Topics will include strategy formulation and monitoring, growth strategies and internationalization. In details, contents of the course are the followings: 1. Basic concepts of strategy formulation (external and internal analysis) 2. Strategy formulation and monitoring 3. The issue of growth for SMEs 4. Organic growth 5. External growth: strategic alliances 6. External growth: merger and acquisitions 7. Internationalization processes 8. In-class case studies 9. Seminars by entrepreneurs and managers of SMEs Examination - final written comprehensive exam - project work More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP4068032/N0

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CULTURE, SOCIETY AND HUMAN RIGHTS Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Andrea Maria Maccarini Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 18 Prerequisites Students should possess the basic historical and juridical knowledge that is necessary to follow a theoretical argument concerning human rights, thare are here studied both as normative structures and as a cultural complex. A strong sociological background - particularly in classic and contemporary social theory - can also help students understand better the implications of the main argument developed throughout the class. Programme This class aims to provide an understanding of the socio-cultural conditions which facilitate or hinder the emergence of human rights as a set of values and norms, creating individual and collective orientations and commitments that are apt to support them – particularly in a global society that is structurally complex, culturally and religiously plural. Learning how such processes and conditions work constitutes an important set of cultural endowments for those who must operate in our contemporary social and cultural context. More specifically, two fundamental issues will be examined: a) how moral universals are generated, how commitment emerges and spreads. This issue - which we might call “the generative problem” - will be studied with the help of some major authors who have been dealing with it in contemporary social theory and research, particularly Jeffrey Alexander, Niklas Luhmann, Gunther Teubner, Hans Joas. A theory of moral indifference in complex societies will also be SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

discussed as part of this point, referring to such authors as Douglas Porpora and Luc Boltanski. b) how human rights can be institutionalized in global society, given its increasing structural and cultural pluralism. Here we shall discuss some issues concerning the pluralization (i) of structures (new actors beyond the state, specific social mechanisms), and (ii) of cultures in the field of human rights (conflicts over interpretation, Asian human rights and the growing culture wars within Western societies). Each of these issues will be given different emphasis in different years. The class of 201415 will mostly deal with the cultural side of the question, and with the generative problem. Examination The exam consists of (a) writing a paper focussed upon a specific issue in the field of human rights, usng concepts, categories, and authors studied in class; (b) one class presentation, plus class participation in general will also be assessed. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050134/N0


DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Part B) will include a rather detailed analysis of the following models 1) the Solow model of economic growth and its empirical implementation. The role of factor accumulation 2) the Ramsey model: optimal intertemporal consumption 3) the Lucas model of endogenous economic growth. The role of investing in human capital 4) elements of other models of endogenous growth

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second trimester Lecturer: Lorenzo Rocco Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 19 Prerequisites The course Development Economics is mainly quantitative and includes both theoretical models and econometric analysis. Students attending this course should be familiar with basic mathematical analysis, basic statistics and the microeconomic theory of consumers. Particularly, students should be familiar with the methods of linear regression. Programme The course is organized in two parts: part A) includes some micro- and macro-economic issues prevailing among developing countries and part B) deals with the so-called growth theory Part A) will include the following topics: 1) definition and classification of developing countries according to alternative international criteria 2) the dynamic of poverty in the last decade, with particular focus on Africa 3) the insurance and credit services offered by the extended family or the kinship – evidence from the ICRISAT villages in India 4) economic determinants of fertility, with particular attention to the role of education – the cases of Nigeria and Israel 5) economic determinants of child labor, with particular attention to the role of poverty – the case of Equator. 6) the epidemics of HIV-AIDS in Africa: economics determinants of risky behaviors and effectiveness of information campaigns in Kenya 7) the role of foreign aid in promoting economic growth but also in promoting civil wars 8) the long run effect of colonial institutions on economic development – the case of Cameroun

Examination Weights associated to the written test and the oral presentation are 55 percent and 35 percent respectively. Active class participation will count for the remaining 10 percent. As regards the written test, completeness, clarity and procedural correctness will be evaluated. As regards the presentation to the class, the level of comprehension of the problem, the ability to summarize and simplify and presentation effectiveness will be considered. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECM0013199/N0

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ECONOMETRICS

ECONOMIC POLICY

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: first trimester Lecturer: Nunzio Cappuccio Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second trimester Lecturer: Lorenzo Forni Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 20

Prerequisites In the course we use basic probability theory and statistics. We also often use derivatives to optimize functions and compute the effects of a change of an independent variable on a dependent variable. A basic understanding of what a derivative is about is essential for the course. This understanding does not have to be very sophisticated, all that is needed is that you have no difficulty constructing the derivative of an elementary function. We also make use of vector/matrix algebra. On all these topics the appendices A, B, C and D of the reference textbook are very useful. Moreover the knowledge of basic microeconomics and macroeconomics is required. Programme 1. Introduction 2. The simple linear regression model 3. The multiple linear regression model: estimation, inference, asymptotic analysis, specification problems 4. The model with binary variables 5. Heteroskedasticity 6. Introduction to time series models 7. Probit and Logit models 8. Models with endogenous explanatory variables: the two stage least squares method. Examination The exam is written and closed-book with theoretical and empirical exercises. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/EPP3051641/N0

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21 Prerequisites Requirements are Macroeconomics and some basic Mathematics for economists. Programme The course will address the four main sectors/ accounts of the economy: GDP and components (Real Sector), the balance of payments (External Sector), the fiscal sector (Government Sector) and the monetary accounts (Monetary Sector). It will also discuss the links between the sectors and applications. Finally, it will present and discuss issues related to the recent financial crisis in the US and the euro area, with special focus on the monetary policy, the fiscal framework and program countries. A road map of the topics covered follows: - Topic 1: GDP measurement and accounting identities (including the twin deficit) - Topic 2: Prices: measurement and theories (Quantity theory of money, Phillips curve, Markup model, Exchange rates pass-through) - Topic 3: Balance of Payments - Topic 4: Analysis of the Current account (REER, J effect, Balassa-Samuelson effect) and of the Capital and financial account (Covered and Uncovered Interest rate parity) - Topic 5: Exchange rate regimes (including the Impossible trinity) - Topic 6: The IS-LM model in open economy - Topic 7: The government sector and fiscal accounts - Topic 8: Automatic stabilizers, discretionary fiscal policy, debt dynamics - Topic 9: Monetary and financial accounts, basic identities


- Topic 10: Monetary policy functioning and transmission mechanism, the money multiplier - Topic 11: Links between the sectors - Topic 12: Monetary policy during the crisis - Topic 13: Fiscal policy during the crisis - Topic 14: The euro area and the euro crisis - Topic 15: Economic policy applications, students’ presentations Examination Students will be required to prepare an application and present it in class, possibly working in groups (20% of the final grade). They will have to take also a written finale exam (80% of the final grade). More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECN1037804/N0

ECONOMIC POLICY IN GLOBALIZED MARKETS Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Luca Nunziata Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS 22 Prerequisites Students are required to know the fundamentals of micro and macroeconomics , empirical analysis and econometrics. Programme 1. Introduction to the course: issues of interest 2. Balance of payment accounting 3. Asset models of exchange rates 4. Mundell-Fleming model 5. Empirical estimation in economics 6. European Central Bank as lender of last resort 7. Current economic scenarios: the increase in inequality 8. Current economic scenarios: migration 9. Institutions and long-run growth 10. Italy in the global economy 11. Seminars 12. Readings on the current international economic situation Examination The exam is written and lasts between 1 hour and 1 hour and 30 minutes. Typically, students will be asked to complete three parts: 1. In the first part students will be required to expose one of the papers presented during the course’s seminars. 2. In the second part students will have to answer to a question on a topic among the ones presented during the lectures. 3. The third part will consist in a more general discussion of one of the topics proposed in the readings on the course’s twitter account. Students will be require to use the notions acquired during the course to comment on a relevant SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


economic fact reported in the media in the weeks preceeding the exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/000ZZ/EPP3051898/N0

ECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Fulvio Fontini Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS 23 Prerequisites There are no prerequisites but a working knowledge of the main mathematical and statistical tools used in economics, such as constrained and unconstrained optimization, random variables, main descriptive statistics, and similarly. Programme The course will be divided into four main arguments: 1)Introduction to risk and decision making under risk. 2) partial equilibrium models of decision making under risk 3) general equilibrium models of decision making under risk 4) financial derivatives, theory and applications The following topics will be covered: Introduction to choices under risk; optimal portfolio choices; efficiency and optimal allocation in financial markets; derivatives; financial and real options. Examination Oral exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2008/000ZZ/EPP3050755/N0

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ECONOMICS OF HUMAN CAPITAL

ECONOMICS OF INFORMATION AND STRATEGIC BEHAVIOR

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Thomas Bassetti Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Stefano Galavotti Credits: 8 CFU/ECTS 24

Prerequisites Basic notions of economics that are taught in an introductory course: demand and supply scheme, production function, average and marginal product, profit maximization, market forms. Programme 1. Definitions and preliminary notions 2. Human capital and rates of return 3. Signaling and screening 4. The economic assessment of training schemes 5. Education and economic growth 6. Skill-biased technical change and educational outcomes 7. The social and external benefits of education 8. Funding higher education 9. Exploring the effect of class size on student achievement 10. Determinants of educational success in higher education 11. The school-to-work transition Examination There will be a written exam covering lectures and discussions.

25 Prerequisites A basic knowledge of micoreconomics. Programme - Introduction to strategic interaction. - Simultaneous-move games: dominant strategies. application to second-price auctions. - Simultaneous-move games: Nash equilibrium. - Extensive-form games: subgame perfect Nash equilibrium. - Games with incomplete information: BayesNash equilibrium, perfect Bayesian equilibrium. - Moral hazard. - Adverse selection. - Screening in the product market. - Signalling games. Examination Final written exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/ECM0013156/N0

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ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION

ECONOMICS OF MULTINATIONAL FIRMS

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Francesca Gambarotto Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Giulio Cainelli Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS 26

Prerequisites A basic knowledge on microeconomics and macroeconomics. Programme Course structure: 1. The theoretical roots of innovation economics: J. Schumpeter and the role of innovation in the contemporary economy 2. Actors of innovation: the innovative firm in different capitalism models. The analysis of innovation in the neoclassical and evolutionary paradigms. 3. The evolutionary theory of the firm: the role of knowledge 4 - Innovation, technology and the labour market 5 - The role of University in the knowledge production and diffusion processes 6 - The National System of Innovation: the role of Institutional Actors 7 - Innovation, technological regimes and sectoral patterns 8 - The geography of technological innovation 9 - The innovation diffusion: models of adoption and markets evolution 10 - Economic policy for innovation: tools, goals and policy evaluation Examination Students who attend class have to present an essay and to make a final oral exam. Students who do not attend class have a final written exam with different types of questions (multiple choice, true or false, open question) More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP4063939/N0 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

27 Prerequisites Microeconomics, International economics. Programme The course is organized in two units. A. FIRST UNIT A.1.Multinationals: facts and issues; A.2.The determinants of FDI; A.3.FDI effects on the host country; A.4 FDI effects on the home country; A.5 Economic policies; B. SECOND UNIT B.1. Firm heterogeneity and FDI: theory and evidence; B.2. Economic geography, spatial agglomeration and FDI; B.3. International production fragmentation Examination Written examination. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP3050081/N0


ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS PLANNING

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Giacomo Boesso Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: first trimester Lecturer: Cesare Dosi Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 28

Prerequisites This course is delivered by the International Summer Program in Management - US Segment in collaboration with the faculty of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business. The syllabus is presented only in class to students who are admitted trough the selection process. http://www.economia.unipd.it/servizi-0/relazioniinternazionali/ispm-us-segment Programme This course aims to be a multidisciplinary seminar that requires students to explore a potentially profitable business idea and to develop an appropriate business plan. This interactive business laboratory will lead students from the assessment of their business idea to the definition of a detailed market research and the description of a trustable strategic planning. Finally, students will be also required to devise an accurate budget in order to give accounting consistency to the business idea described in the first part of their business plans. Topics covered include: market analysis, strategic planning and organizational structure, cost definition & analysis, break-even point, budgeting and performance representation.

29 Prerequisites Some basic knowledge of partial differential calculus (i.e. taking derivatives of functions) and Microeconomic analysis is indispensable. Programme This course aims to provide undergraduate students with the basic tools (1) to analyse problems associated with Human use and misuse of natural resources; (2) to understand the theoretical foundations and the rationale of environmental policies, (iii) to evaluate alternative pollution control policy tools. FOR MORE DETAILS: see the course outline available on the course website (Materiali didattici). Examination Final (written) exam: exercises; open-ended and/ or multiple choice questions. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECM0013191/N0

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EUROPEAN UNION CHALLENGES IN THE PROCESS OF GLOBALISATION First-cycle degree in Political Sciences, International Relations, Human Rights Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Leonce Bekemans Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS 30 Prerequisites Knowledge of both methodological and substantive fundamentals of international and European economic and political relations. The course serves as an introduction to the broad study of the interaction between the process of globalisation and the European integration process. Programme PART I. The first (conceptual & historical) part gives an overall and broad theoretical overview of the relations between economy, society and polity in the existing and emerging global and European landscape. Two basic modules are taught: Module 1: Methodological Introduction: overview of approaches and methodologies 1. Different approaches and methodologies are introduced and shortly evaluated in relation to the triangle between economy (market), polity (state) and society (values, culture) in a rapidly changing international context. 2. Social changes in Europe: focus is on the making of modern societies as to changing institutions in contemporary Europe. 3. European Sociology: social interaction and everyday life in theoretical, European and global perspective with particular focus on contemporary theory and practitioners. Module 2: Europeanisation: past, present & future The 2nd Module focuses on the past, present and future developments of Europe. It looks at the specific characteristics of the European civilisation and presents the European integration process as a permanent search between SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

integration and diversity. 1. An overview is presented of the social and institutional process of change in contemporary Europe and the interplay between various shaping factors: analysis of the different concepts, phases, trends of convergence and diversity and patterns of change in European societies. 2. In this subsection, the existing European debate is assessed with its structural developments, internal and external challenges and futures in the context of a wider Europe (i.e. global player, networking, neighbourhood policies and intercultural dialogue). PART II. Globalisation Module 3: Globalisation in perspective The third module studies the phenomenon and process of globalisation from a broad European perspective. The phenomenon and process of globalisation is contextualised by explaining various definitions, views and measurement tools. Different forces are identified and analysed (i.e. global politics, global economy, global culture/ citizen and global threats). An assessment section concludes with some key developments and challenges in the EU (i.e. new institution building, Europeanisation, regionalism, etc.) PART III. Case Studies in European perspective The third part concerns the analysis of a few applied case studies in the relation between globalisation and Europeanisation set in a broad geographical and thematic perspective. Focus is on areas of concern such as: - Module 4: Globalisation and Identity, Nationality and Citizenship: The impact of globalisation is interlinked with the concepts, processes and practices of identity-building, nationality and citizenship. Special attention is given to the EU citizenship - Module 5: Globalisation and the European Social Dimension: apart from a theoretical introduction (social values vs. social capital) the main focus is on the social dimension of globalisation and Europeanisation in its policy and institutional framework. Special attention is dedicated to the EU 2020 strategy and its social, education and cultural dimension. - Module 6: Globalisation and Democracy: Focus is on formal and informal democratic processes and practices with the EU and at the global level.


Supporting Lectures by Andrea Cofelice Sub Module 1: “The democratization of the EU: a political/institutional perspective” Sub Module 4: “The EU in a world of regions” Pietro de Perini SubModule 2: “EU Foreign Policy and its evolution in a globalising Mediterranean” SubModule 3: “The Dialogues Framework of the EU” SubModule 5: “New Challenges in the Neighbourhood” Examination Students’ knowledge will be tested through an oral colloquium based on a written essay dealing with a topic addressed by the classes and specific lectures. The essay will analyse in a structured and coherent way a comprehensive question on issues dealing with the globalisation versus Europeanisation debate. The oral exam consists of the presentation/discussion of a written paper on a specific but comprehensive question, to be chosen from a list of 15 questions (major) and a few questions testing the general knowledge acquired throughout the full course (minor). More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1421/2008/000ZZ/EPP3049972/N0

EUROPEAN UNION LAW OF HUMAN RIGHTS (MOD. B) Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Paolo Piva, Claudia Pividori Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 31 Prerequisites A sound knowledge of public international law is indispensable to properly follow this course. Examination The course assessment has the following components: 1. a short essay of about 4,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography) on a topic chosen among those proposed by the respective teachers and related to the course modules. The paper must be delivered to the concerned teacher at least one week before the date of the written test. The concerned teacher will mark the essay; the mark weighs for 40% of the overall mark. 2. a written test, to be carried out in class, in a session of about an hour and a half, on the scheduled date. The test consists of a concise text answering some open questions related to the three segments of the course, namely International law of human rights and international humanitarian and criminal law ; EU human rights law, and Arms and Disarmament. Students will be given eight questions, four for the first segment, two for the second and third ones; the candidates are required to provide at least two answers for the first module and one for each of the last two. Each teacher evaluates the tests of his/her competence. If a student fails one module, she can resit it within the next two exam sessions. If she gets an insufficient mark on two or more modules, or on the short essay, she fails the whole exam, unless very special circumstances occur. The final mark is determined taking into account also, when applicable, his or her class participation. SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


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FAMILY BUSINESS Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Paolo Gubitta, Alessandra Tognazzo Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 32 Prerequisites Basic knowldge of accounting and general management. Programme Most enterprises in the world are controlled by their founders or founders’ heirs: these are those the international literature defines “family businesses”. Some of them are very large-sized and globally known businesses, like Wal-Mart, Samsung, Benetton, Diesel, or Ikea. The others are small and medium-sized and represent the “backbone” of both developed countries and fast-growing economies. Based on recent international research, this course provides a description of the most relevant issues explaining the strengths and the managerial features of family firms. TOPICS - The nature of Family Firms; Family businesses around the world - Healthy and unhealthy family businesses; An assessment model for family firms - Life cycle and managerial challenges - Shaping and developing organizational structures and processes in Family Firms - Designing top management teams in Family Firms - Working within top management teams in Family Firms - Decision making processes in Family Firms - Governance processes and structures in Family Firms - Vision, mission and values for family allignment - Evaluation & performance in Family Firms: a

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socio-emotional wealth approach Examination First Mid-Term Exam (analysis and discussion of a case study) (written exam) Second Mid-Term Exam (analysis and discussion of a case study) (written exam) Project Work Presentation (group assignment) (written document and presentation) Participation and critical discussion.

FINANCIAL ECONOMICS Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Bruno Maria Parigi Credits: X CFU/ECTS

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33 Prerequisites Those specified by the enrollment criteria. Programme PART I. METHODOLOGY Decisions under uncertainty and demand for insurance (lecture notes; no file available) Demand for insurance with asymmetric information (lecture notes; no file available) PART II. CRISIS Financial instabilty Crisis and asset valuations (files available) * Crisis and public debt (files available) PART III MACRO Investment choices Consumption Asset pricing PART IV. CORPORATE FINANCE Signaling in corporate finance Payout policies Market micro structure Corporate Governance and incentives PART V. RISK Risk structure of interest rates and hedging Examination Course evaluations For students of that academic year First and second session 50% Written final exam non cumulative 30% Written intermediate exam 20% Homework assignements Further sessions: Student’s choice between alternatives 1 and 2 Alternative 1 80% Written final exam, cumulative. 20% Homework assignements Alternative 2 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


100% Written final exam, cumulative For students of previous academic year 100% Written final exam, cumulative More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2014/000ZZ/ECM0013170/N0

GENDER POLICIES AND WELFARE STATE IN EUROPE Second-cycle degree in European Studies Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Alisa Del Re, Lorenza Perini Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

34 Prerequisites Disposition and curiosity for a gendered interpretation of the social reality and of the policies implemented in order to reduce discriminations among sexes; building tools in order to favor the deconstruction of the idea of a n “universal neutral” as the only interpretative paradigm of social relationships. Programme The course focuses on the issues that go under the label of “Equal Opportunities policies”. First of all there is an introduction to the terminology, especially on gender citizenship. Then follows the analysis of the institutions and the legislation on equal opportunities in Italy and in Europe. Then there are the in-depth analysis of the situation of gender in the labor market, with particular reference to the case law and discrimination, as well as to the question of women’s double day and the work of “care”. An investigation into the problems of migrant opens up the horizon on the gender stratification. With regard to women’s bodies, harassment at work, prostitution, abortions, contraception, stereotypes regarding the use and meaning of the body in communication, domestic violence and feminicide are the main points to be treated. For the public space the topics are: citizenship policy, quotas and gender representation. The good practices in gender equality policies mark the side - not always visible and known –in the real application of analysis in this area. Equality in urban contexts is a topic taken into consideration as well as stereotypes representing women through the media. SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


Examination The final exam is written (a paper discussed in class for those who attend the class; for non attending students some open questions to answer in two hours). More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1866/2013/003PD/EPP3050836/N0

GLOBAL ECONOMY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Second-cycle degree in International Politics and Diplomacy Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Lucia Coppolaro Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 35 More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1426/2008/000ZZ/EPP4061847/N0

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GLOBALIZATION, ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS Second-cycle degree in Human Rights And Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Antonio Varsori Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Roberto Antonietti Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Prerequisites The course just requires mastery of English and of some basic concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics and national accounting.

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Programme The course will primarily address the issue of the impact of production globalization on the level of socio-economic development of countries and territories. Emphasis will be placed on the economic role of multinational enterprises (MNE), foreign direct investments (FDI) and offshoring strategies, and at their influence on the level of human development across the world. The course will touch the following topics: 1. Production globalization and human development: definitions, data sources, trends and stylized facts. 2. Review of the determinants and strategies of international transfer of production. 3. Review of the effects of FDI and MNEs on the economic deveopment of hosting territories. 4. Analysis of the social impacts determined by MNEs activities, with a focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) aspects, human rights, labour markets and indigenous business promotion. Examination A final oral exam will conclude the course. For attending students, the oral exam will consist in a discussion of a previously assigned specific issue, or in a classroom presentation of a case study or in a teamwork. Non-attending students should contact the lecturer to agree upon the topics of the final oral examination. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP4061846/N0 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

37 Prerequisites The student must possess an adequate knowledge of the 20th century history of international relations. In case he does not possess such a knowledge he’ll have to contact Prof. Varsori, who’ll give him suggestions for further reading. Programme The course will deal with the following topics: a) the origins and characters of the League of Nations, b) the main events and theb weaknessess of the League of Nations, c) the origins and the creation of the UNO, d) achiements and failures of the United Nations during the Cold War era, e) the creation of other international organization, with a special emphasis on the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, f) the creation of supra-national communities (the ECSC, the EEC, the EU), g) the Conference on the European Security and Cooperation, h) the development of thr UNO in the post- Cold War period, i) the main characters and problems of the present day international system Examination The exam will be an oral one. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050083/N0


HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL FIRMS

HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second trimester Lecturer: Martina Gianecchini, Andrea Di Lenna Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Costanza Margiotta Broglio Massucci Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 38

Prerequisites The course requires the knowledge of basic elements of organizational design and general management. Programme Human Resource Management for International Firms provides an introduction to the critical issues facing organizations in simultaneously managing their human resources at home and abroad. The course focuses on the connection between corporate strategy and the effective management of human resources. Following a functional approach, the course will review specific cases of planning, staffing, appraising, training and development, and compensation practices for international firms. The topics covered are: - International firms: management and structure - Meeting Human Resources Requirements (Job Analysis, Human Resource Planning, Recruitment and Selection) - Developing Effectiveness in HR (Training and development, Performance appraisal) - Managing compensation and benefit Examination The evaluation will be based on the knowldge of the topics covered on the lessons, on the in-class participation and on the individual ability to discuss international HRM issues. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECM0013187/N0

39 Prerequisites A basic knowledge of political and legal philosophy is recommended. Programme The overall aim of the course is to ask what sense and content the term citizenship has outside a nationally-defined boundary and what relationships exist between nationally-defined citizenship and new transnational citizenship. We will discuss the transformations of citizenship in a context of migration and European integration. In the first part of the course we will introduce key theories of citizenship and will examine the shifting meaning and boundaries of citizenship from a conceptual angle. Traditionally citizenship has been understood as a bundle of rights and obligations for members of nation states, we will show how the European citizenship oblige to move from a state based perspective towards studying broader citizenship constellations with nested and partially overlapping boundaries of political communities. We will revise the architecture of citizenship in Europe, with specific attention to two of the main characteristics of this citizenship: The character of not being an autonomous citizenship and the lack of coordination and of harmonization of the criteria of acquisition of citizenship in the member States. In a second part, we will look at the rules for acquisition and loss of the citizenship as a legal status in EU member states and examine how nationally bounded citizenship is enriched through the addition of EU citizenship. We will try to answer to the following questions: SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


Which “external effects� can European citizenship have, in the context of neighbourhood countries? Which are the consequences that the mutual opening of the EU states, their reciprocal commitment inside a common legal framework have had on the single national citizenships and on nationality laws? Given the absence of a coordination of states nationality laws, can this diversity affect EU citizenship and definitely impose its autonomy? We will then examine the basic architecture of EU citizenship: its evolution, the key characteristics of its definition in the EU Treaties such as its derivation from Member State nationality and ECJ case law concerning European citizens and their fundamental rights, analyzing which is the role of ECJ in pushing the boundaries of EU citizenship ever outwards. A further key question will be to develop what we mean by transnational citizenship by considering in what ways EU citizenship can be considered to be a good example of transnational citizenship. We will then consider how EU citizenship creates a regime of free movement that contrasts with immigration control and integration policies for third country nationals: we will analyze the relation between migration, citizenship and law in the EU. Examination Attending students are expected to prepare and present in class a paper during the course between those uploaded on mooddle/eleraning by prof. Margiotta. The Final Exam is written. Non attending students will have a different program for the exam to be agreed with prof. Margiotta by mail (costanza.margiotta@unipd.it). More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050087/N0

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HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING AND ELECTORAL OBSERVATION Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Sara Pennicino, Angela Melchiorre Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 40 More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050132/N0


INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION MARKETS AND STRATEGIES

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Annalisa Caloffi Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: first trimester Lecturer: Fabio Manenti Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 41

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Programme The course provides a comprehensive overview of the modern industrial economics based on the analysis of markets and firms’ behavior. Particular attention is devoted to the empirical applications of the theories and models discussed in the theoretical part, and to the most important issues related to industrial policy and antitrust policy. In particular, the course covers the following macro-topics: the fundamentals of microeconomics; monopoly power; oligopoly and strategic interaction; anti-competitive strategies; contractual relations among firms; non-price competition; networks; market regulation.

Prerequisites This course requires a basic understanding of microeconomics and game theory. We will review the needed micro and game theory topics briefly, but the intent is not to re-teach principles.

Examination Written exam. An additional oral exam is possible for students who have passed the written test. Students attending the course will have to perform some team- or individual work during the course. For such students, the structure of the final exam will be explained in the first lesson. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP3050118/N0

Programme MODULE 1: Industrial organization 1. Course Introduction. Basic Micreoeconomics: Demand and costs. Profit maximization and efficiency. Monopoly and perfect competition. 2. Games and Strategy. Dominant and dominated strategies, Nash equilibrium. 3. Oligopoly competition. The Bertrand and the Cournot models. The Stackelberg model (leader – follower). 4. Collusion. 5. Price and non-price discrimination. Non linear prices. 6. Versioning, bundling and other strategies of consumer sorting. 7. Vertical relations; double marginalization. Horizontal externalities (retailer competition). 8. Market Structure and Marker power. The Lerner index; the HHI index. 10. Product differentiation; horizontal and vertical differentiation. 11. Product positioning, brand loyalty and switching costs. 12. Advertising; information, persuasion and signaling; price competition and advertising. 13. Research and Development; market structure and incentives for R&D; the dynamics of R&D competition. 14. Strategic behavior, entry and exit. MODULE 2: High tech and digital markets SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


1. Markets with network effects. Critical mass. Compatibility. Dynamics of technology adoption. How to win a standards war. 2. Two-sided networks. 3. Frictionless economy. Examination Final written exam made of one or two short essays and a technical exercise. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/EPP3051653/N0

INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT, THEORY AND PRACTICE (MOD. A) Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Diego Campagnolo Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 43 Programme The course will concentrate on the following topics: • The meaning and dimensions of culture • Managing Across Cultures • Organizational Cultures and Diversity • Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation • Strategies and Organizational Structures across cultures • Managing decision and control processes across cultures • HRM across cultures: selection, development, motivation and leadership • China: institutional, cultural and social aspects Examination In class participation 10%. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP4068025/N0

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND CONTRACTS LAW

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS METRICS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Alberto Lupoi, Maurizio Bianchini Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Mauro Giacomazzi Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

44 Examination Final Project Work 40%. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP3052673/N0

45 Prerequisites It is useful to have previously taken the courses in business economics and quantitative economics. The knowledge of the basic-informatics. Programme - Economic planning model of global companies: fundamental operative aspects - Industrial area profitability - Commercial area profitability - Financial area profitability - Sales networks and distribution commercial models: operative planning - Administration/management/financial control aspects for the international business planning - Financial simulation models for the international business development - From product BOM to factory full cost - Construction of the profitability matrix in the case of an industrial process (standard costs) - Construction of the profitability matrix in the case of an industrial order - Customer profitability analysis like base for corporate planning - International fiscal planning - Fiscal models in the establishment of foreign companies - The Transfer Pricing in the international fiscal planning - Management control in the intercompany policies (“transfer pricing�) - L.D. 78/2010 - Methods for determining the transfer pricing group policies

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Examination Oral exam. For the attenders, the exam will be a discussion on a real case study, using the theoretical tools have been given at the course. For the no-attenders, the exam will be a checking of the contents in the bibliography below. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP4063948/N0

INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second trimester Lecturer: Paolo Bortoluzzi Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 46 Prerequisites Fluency with basic principles of corporate finance and financial management are recommended since the class frequently leverages this knowledge base. Programme The course consists of two modules. The first module reviews the main theories, frameworks and practices of corporate governance, focusing in particular on the Anglo-Saxon system. The first module is organised around four main themes: the nature of corporation; the evolution of ownership and its role, with special reference to the US; board characteristics and functions; executive compensation and incentives. Building on the theories examined in the first module, the second module moves to corporate governance frameworks and practices when ownership is concentrated in the hands of few blockholders. Namely the second module covers three different ownership/institutional settings: the German system; the pyramidal family groups; Private Equity backed firms. Examination Closed-book exam with multiple choices, short answers, and two open-ended questions. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/EPP3051654/N0

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INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Luca Nunziata, Giovanni Caggiano Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: tbd Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

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48 Prerequisites Basic accounting background. Programme This course will cover the primary differences that currently exist between U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Discussion will contain theoretical and practical reasons for these differences; the effect of these differences on financial statements, the impact of the differences on various constituents of financial reporting such as management, creditors and investors; as well as a look at the possible direction these differences will take in the future. The course will also analyze the role securitization in the financial crisis and the existing differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS Main topics covered Session 1: Introduction, Background and NonFinancial Assets Session 2: Financial Assets and Deferred Taxes Session 3: Stock-based Compensation Session 4: Financial Statements and SME’s Session 5: Mid-Term Exam Session 6: Securitization and Financial instruments Session 7: The accounting for securitization under IFRS Session 8: The accounting for securitization under US GAAP Session 9: Effects of securitization on capital adequacy and performance Session 10: Final Exam Examination Written test and team work. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECN1041692/N0 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


INTERNATIONAL LAW OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AND CRIMINAL LAW Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Paolo De Stefani Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

49 Prerequisites A sound knowledge of public international law is indispensable to properly follow this course. Programme The course covers the following topics: 1. Development and articulation of the international law of human rights 1.1. Human rights in the UN Charter. The Universal Declaration of 1948 as a legal instrument. Human rights in the case-law of the ICJ - the notions of obligations erga omnes and jus cogens. 1.2. Expansion, regionalization and specification of international standards on human rights; domestic implementation of international human rights law obligation. 1.3. Development of the universal system of human rights - The 1966 Covenants of 1966 and their protocols. Economic, social, and cultural human rights. The other “core conventions� on human rights. 1.4. The Human Rights Council. The Treaty Bodies: structure and mandate. Reports of the states. 1. 5. Regional systems. ECHR. 1.6. National institutions for human rights. The Italian machinery on human rights. 2. Differences and similarities of international law of human rights and of international humanitarian law. 2.1. International law of human rights and international humanitarian law. Protection of the right to life in armed conflict 2.2. Types of armed conflict and their SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

characterization. Application of international humanitarian law in peacekeeping operations. 2.3. Principles of international humanitarian law. Special cases of application of international humanitarian law. 3. International criminal law. 3.1. Principles of international criminal law. 3.2. The International Criminal Court. Practice of the ICC. Besides dealing with these issues, the course will explore some special issues in the framework of ad hoc seminars and presentations organised with the active participation of students. Examination The course assessment has the following components: 1 . a short essay of about 4,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography) on a topic chosen among those proposed by the respective teachers and related to the course modules. The paper must be delivered to the concerned teacher at least one week before the date of the written test. The concerned teacher will mark the essay; the mark weighs for 40% of the overall mark. 2 . a written test, to be carried out in class, in a session of about an hour and a half, on the scheduled date. The test consists of a concise text answering some open questions related to the three segments of the course, namely International law of human rights and international humanitarian and criminal law ; EU human rights law, and Arms and Disarmament. Students will be given eight questions, four for the first segment, two for the second and third ones; the candidates are required to provide at least two answers for the first module and one for each of the last two. Each teacher evaluates the tests of his/her competence. If a student fails one module, she can resit it within the next two exam sessions. If she gets an insufficient mark on two or more modules, or on the short essay, she fails the whole exam, unless very special circumstances occur. The final mark is determined taking into account also, when applicable, his or her class participation. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP4068130/N0


INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Arrigo Opocher Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS 50 Prerequisites The course requires a good training in basic micro and macro economics and in international economics. It also requires an excellent written and spoken English. Programme 1.Potential output and long-run growth in theory and practice: growth accounting and the sources of economic growth; the empirics of growth accounting at aggregate and sectoral levels; the role of human capital; the sources of endogenous growth. Some problems with the concept of potential growth: hysteresis, unreliability of real time data; aspects of potential growth relating to an open economy. 2.The policies for long-run growth in open economies: policies aimed at increasing the working age population and the participation rates; policies aimed at increasing the employment rate; policies aimed at increasing TFP; macroeconomic policies, international capital markets and capital accumulation. 3.Productivity, wages and inequality: some stylized facts about inequality; skill biased technical change; job polarization; labour market institutions and inequality; wages, productivity and international competitiveness. 4.Business cycles in open economies: stylized facts and theories with special reference to the impulse-propagation mechanism with sticky prices. 5.Cycles and stabilization policies: short and longrun Phillips curves and stabilization policies; time consistency and active policies; the NAIRU; fiscal policies and long-run debt sustainability.

6.Macroeconomic stabilization policies in exceptional times: the managemnent of the downturns 2008-9 and 2011-2012 as a case study; the evolution of fiscal policies; the evolution of monetary policies; on the (im)possibility of phasing out the exceptional policies. 7. The convergence to the Eurosystem and the first ten years of the Euro (1999-2009): main economic goals of the EMU; the European economy performance in the convergence period; macroeconomic policies in the convergence period; macroeconomic performance and macroeconomic policies in the first ten years. 8. Evaluating the Ecb strategy in normal and in exceptional times: rules of monetary policy; the goal of price stability and macroeconomic performance; conventional, unconventional policies and the transmission mechanism; central banking, sovereign debt and the conduct of fiscal policies. Examination Depending on the number of students, the assessment consists in a combination of: a) the elaboration of short papers in which the students will either apply the methodologies being discussed during the course, or comment upon a recent academic article; b) the elaboration of a final paper concerning the coordination of notions acquired during the course; c) a written examination; d) an oral discussion of the above. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP4063940/N0

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INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND PEACE

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Eleonora Di Maria Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: tbd Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 51

Prerequisites Knowledge and competences related to principles of marketing. Programme The course aims at offering an analysis on the international marketing strategies of the firms within the globalization processes. particular attention will be given to upgrading processes and drivers of competitiveness in the global value chains. The course will deep knowledge concerning international marketing strategies and operative marketing, with attention on alternative firm models adopted to cope with global chances. - Globalization and global value chains - Analysis of foreign markets - competitive strategies in global markets - From multinational to global firms - Consumers: standardization vs. adaptation - Segmentation and positioning in an international market - Strategies to enter into foreign markets - International marketing mix Examination For attending students the final evaluation will be based on an a individual written exam based on the content presented and discussed in classroom, the handbook and the case studies discussed. Moreover, students in groups will develop a team work that will be evaluated and presented at the end of the course. For not attending students: written exam (open questions) based on the handbook. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP3050752/N0 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

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INTERNATIONAL TAXATION LAW

INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND LABOUR MARKETS

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second trimester Lecturer: Marcello Poggioli Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Donata Favaro Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS 53

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Prerequisites Students should be aware that the course is being held in English. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students have at least a lowerintermediate proficiency in English.

Programme The first goal of the course is to convey an advanced theoretical body of knowledge to understand: 1) The different causes of international trade: technological differences, different relative endowments of production factors, imperfectly competitive markets, taxation on domestic production or consumption and economies of scale; 2) The different types of trade and their causes: inter-industry trade versus intra-industry trade, complete/incomplete specialisation in production, etc.; and 3) The impact of international trade on the welfare of each country, the distribution of income among different production factors and different areas and its effect on the labour market. In the second part of the course, theoretical knowledge will be applied to understand and interpret trends in international trade in and between different areas in the world, as well as to analyse the relationship between trade flows and income distribution. Particular focus will be placed on the effects of international trade on the labour market. Readings of scientific articles and international organisations’ reports containing empirical analyses of the effects of trade openness on wages, employment, income distribution and productivity will be discussed. Main topics: - Review of some microeconomic tools. - The causes of international trade and the different theories of international trade (the Ricardo and Heckscher-Ohlin models, specific-

Programme The aim of this course is to provide students with the basis of International Taxation Law, with a particular focus on Income Taxation matters. Students are expected to develop a basic, yet comprehensive knowledge as to how Taxation Law may shape cross-border economic activities and influence business decisions in the multinational playing field. They will gain insight into the taxation of income items in a cross-border context and will be provided with an overview of legal instruments available to taxpayers in order to avoid or relieve International double taxation. Anti-avoidance legislation and effects of primary EU Law on domestic Tax Law systems will also be discussed. Examination Written examination. Students will take a multiple-choice examination testing their overall achievement in the course. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECM0013194/N0

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factor model, models with increasing returns to scale and imperfect competition and of the ‘newnew trade theory’). - International trade and its consequences in terms of welfare, income distribution between factors of production, countries and industries and its effect on the labour market. - Empirical analyses of the effects of international trade on employment, wages and productivity. Examination Written exam. Possible oral integration for students who pass the written text. The structure of the exam for attending students will be described during the first lesson. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2014/000ZZ/EPP4063943/N0

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MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Giulia Zumerle Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 55 More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/002PD/ECO2045288/N0


MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION

Examination The examination is written, with possible oral exam for students who have passed the written test. The structure of the exam for students attending will be explained during the first class of the course.

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Fiorenza Belussi Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

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56 Prerequisites The course explores advanced business and economic issues. It is recommended to attend the course only after passed the examinations of Industrial Policy and Economia e Politica dell’Innovazione. Programme The course aims to provide the main elements of analysis to study the management and the management of innovation in advanced economies. The purpose of the course is to provide students with advanced tools for understanding the evolution of the transformations underway in the tertiary and industrial sectors. The course will combine elements of economic analysis of innovation with the prospect organization’s management company in the creative process. The course consists of a theoretical part and a part of “applied”, with case studies and seminars relating to undertakings Italian, European and multinational companies. Part I INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 1 Basic concepts and models of endogenous and exogenous technological change 2 Sources and patterns of innovation 3. Innovation and creativity 4. Types of innovation (radical, incremental, architectural) 6. The absorbing capability (the “second face” of R & D) 7. The timing of innovation (first mover vs. Second best) Part II Alliances formation in biotech (Luigi Orsi) 10 hours SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


MANAGEMENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Group Case Analysis (in-class exercises) Assignments (homework exercises) In-class participation

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Paolo Gubitta Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

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57 Prerequisites Basic knowledge of accounting and general management. Programme This course provides an opportunity to study the concepts, problems and techniques of managing the human resources of an organization with emphasis on application and skill building. Topics include: a) skills development for interviewing, counseling and appraising employees; b) work team leadership and development; c) group problem solving and decision making; d) management of intergroup relationship and conflict resolution. MORE IN DETAILS Learning About the Self Journey into Self-awareness Self-disclosure and Trust Establishing goals Consistent with your Values and Ethics. Self-Management Diversity and Communication Understanding and Working with Diverse Others Coaching and Providing Feedback for Improved Performance Building Teams and Teamwork Facilitating Team Success Making Decisions and Solving Problems Creatively Negotiation Power and Politicking Leading and Empowering Self and Others Examination Written Examinations (multiple choice questions) SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


MARKETING: BRAND MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING

MATHEMATICAL TOOLS FOR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE 2

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Piergiorgio Dal Santo Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Martino Grasselli Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS 58

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59 Prerequisites Basic calculus. Programme Differential equations Binomial methods Risk neutral pricing in the discrete time world Stochastic integrals It么 formula Hedging portfolios Pricing of contingent claims in continuous time: the Black&Scholes formula Hedging and completeness Examination Written examination. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2014/000ZZ/ECN1031405/N0

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MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING

MILITARY QUESTIONS IN EUROPEAN CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Antonio Zotti Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in European Studies Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Marco Mondini Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 60

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MONEY AND BANKING First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: first trimester Lecturer: Bruno Maria Parigi Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 62 Prerequisites Strongly suggested prerequisites: College Math and Statistics. Course unsuitable for students with weak math and stat background. Programme FIRST WEEK: MONEY 1. Barter economy and monetary economy. Money in the Blanchard-Fisher-Wicksell model. 2.Money demand for transaction purposes: the Baumol-Tobin model. 3. A review of expected utility. 4. Money demand for “speculative” reasons: the Tobin model. 5. Money demand for precautionary reasons: the Whalen model. SECOND WEEK: INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNCTIONING OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS 6. Operators in surplus and in deficit. Direct and indirect finance. 7. The most common types of financial contracts: bonds and stocks. 8. The role of collateral 9. Modigliani Miller Theorem THIRD WEEK: ASYMMETRIC INFORMATION IN FINANCE 10. Introduction to asymmetric information: moral hazard and adverse selection. 11. Deviations from Modigliani- Miller Theorem. 12. Moral hazard in finance: Relationship between direct and indirect finance: Diamond 1991 model (file DIAMOND_JPE_1991.pdf; schema_ razionamento_Diamond.doc) 13. Adverse selection in finance: and example with the Tirole model of firm sale

14. Adverse selection in finance: credit rationing in the Stiglitz-Weiss model FOURTH WEEK: ASSET PRICING 15. The efficient market hypothesis. That is “what everyone knows is not worth knowing”. (file: efficient_mkt_hp.ppt) 16. The Gordon growth model 17. The wisdom of crowds? The jar experiment 18. How financial markets function if prices do or do not reveal information. An introduction to the Grossman-Stiglitz paradox. 19. Volatility and market efficiency: Shiller model, too much volatility for market efficiency (file: Efficient_mkt_hp_against.pdf) 20. Volatility and market efficiency are consistent in Gordon model. (file: Efficient_mkt_hp_in_ favor.pdf) FIFTH WEEK: THE 2007-200? FINANCIAL CRISIS 21. Facts. Origins. Explanations. Policies 22. Speculative Bubbles (files rational_bubbles. pdf; another_way_to_establish_rational_bubbles. ppt Bolle speculative_parigi.ppt) 23. Credit expansion and bubbles (file Moral hazard and bubbles.pptx) 24. Value at risk and leverage (file Adrian and Shin.ppt) SIXTH WEEK: CRISIS AND SECURTIZATION 25. Securitization (file Securitized banking and the run on the repo) 26. Structured finance: an example of CDOs (file Coval, Jurek, Stafford) 27. Liquidity crisis: when everybody runs for the exit (file: Pedersen.ppt) 28. Consequences of financial crises (Crisis_ consequences.ppt) 29. Public debt and crisis (file: reinhart_rogoff_ revisited.jpg) 30. Diabolic loop (file:Diabolic_loop.pptx) 31. Dr. Li’s formula (file: What went wrong with securitization.pptx) SEVENTH WEEK: FINANCIAL AGENCY 32. Corporate Governance: control benefits and ownership structure: the model by JensenMeckling. (JENSEN_MECKLING. doc) 33. Salaries of CEOs (from Wall Street journal on line) and in the financial sector (Philippon_ reshef.ppt) 34. Control through minority ownership SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


structures. The model by Bechuck. (file BEBCHUCK_ET_AL.pdf) 35. Ownership structure around the world; La Porta et al. (file: la_porta_ownership_around.pdf) Schedule subject to minor changes. Examination Exam sessions: written. Students are expected to answer 4 questions: 3 are closed form analytical questions; 1 is an open question aimed at testing critical thinking. Copies of previous exams and their solutions are available on line. Students are invited to obtain them to familiarize with style and difficulty. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC0221/2011/000ZZ/ECM0013178/N0

OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Andrea Furlan Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 63 Programme 1. The model of operations management 2. Role and Objectives of operations 3. Capacity planning and control 4. Inventory planning and control 5. Enterprise resource planning (MRP and ERP) 6. Lean operations and JIT 7. Supply Chain Management 8. Quality Management and six sigma Examination EXAMINATION The written exam will have multiple-choice questions, exercises and open questions. Questions will be on all aspects of the course: main topics, in-class exercises (exercises and discussions, video, value stream mapping), case studies and guests’ presentations. TEAMWORK (ONLY FOR ATTENDEES) Only attendees can do teamwork. Attendees are expected to form groups of 5/7 persons. Each group has to prepare a case write-up responding to the questions of each case study. The case write-up has to be delivered via email to the professor before the beginning of the class in which the case is to be discussed. There will be 3 case studies. Teamwork can be assessed on a range from 1 to 3 points. These points will be summated to the score of the final exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/ECM0013138/N0

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (MOD. A)

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Martina Gianecchini Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

First-cycle degree in Economics and Management Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: tbd Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 64

Prerequisites The course requires general knowledge of organizational design and strategy.

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Programme The course provides knowledge and competencies for the management of the individual and group behaviors within the organizations. After recalling some basic concepts regarding the organizational structures, the course will describe relevant issues in decision making, leadership and empowerment, change management and negotiation. Examination - final written comprehensive exam - project work More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP4068031/N0

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PUBLIC ECONOMICS 2

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION-MAKING

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Luciano Giovanni Greco, Davide Iacovoni Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Nunzio Cappuccio, Alessandra Buratto Credits: 8 CFU/ECTS 66

Prerequisites Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics for economics. Programme 1. Introduction State failures 1.1. Issues in welfare economics 1.2. Issues in political failures of the State 1.3. Introduction to economic failures of the State 2. Income and Commodity Taxation 2.1. Second best redistribution 2.2. Optimal income taxation 2.3. Optimal income and commodity taxation 3. Social Services 3.1. Public provision of private goods and redistribution efficiency 3.2. Taxation and social services, a comprehensive approach 4. Introduction to Dynamic Public Finance 4.1. Intertemporal fiscal policy: redistribution and efficiency 4.2. Issues in Social Security 4.3. Issues in Public Debt 5. Special section on Public debt management 5.1. Macroeconomics of public debt 5.2. Public debt management Examination Written exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2014/002PD/ECN1031387/N0

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67 Prerequisites Functions with several variables Differential calculus Basics in probability Statistics Knowledge of software Excel Programme Mathematical models: decision theory; linear programming and sensitivity analysis; operation management with Excel; application to manufacturing, marketing, project management and finance. Statistical models: the linear model (specification and statistical inference); discrete choice models; discriminant analysis; elements of time series analysis. Examination Written exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1981/2013/000ZZ/EPP3052534/N0


RISK AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (MOD. B)

control systems, aligning incentives, managing strategic risks.

Second-cycle degree in Business Administration Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Saverio Bozzolan, Federica Ricceri Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

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Examination Written test.

68 Prerequisites Financial accounting and management accounting. Programme Objectives The key purpose of the course is to show how managers can use risk information, performance measurement and control systems to create value for an organization. Such information and systems are intended as part of the governance of the firm, thus we will emphasize their role in guiding the strategic processes and their impact on management behaviors. At the end of the course students should be able to: • Understand the implication of an organization’s strategy on the design of its performance and control system; • Choose an optimal control model; • Create a performance measurement system; • Identify key performance indicators that are consistent with an organization’s strategic objectives; • Balance market imperatives and internal performance measurement; • Build a Balanced Scorecard; • Identify and manage strategic risk. Contents of the course • Strategy, organization structures and information systems for performance measurement and control. • Risk Assessment and Risk Management. • The design of performance measurement systems: profit plans, strategic profit performance. • Financial and non-financial performance. • The levers of controls: diagnostic and interactive SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH


SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS

THE LANGUAGE OF ADVOCACY

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Arjuna Tuzzi Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Caroline Mary De Bohun Clark Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS 69

Prerequisites None. Programme The course in Social Research Methods is an advanced course in Social Statistics that provides a critical introduction to the methods used to collect and process data in the social sciences. The course covers data collection problems with particular reference to international Official Sources and data processing methods for both textual data (corpora) and matrices of data (observations per variables). The students will be involved in practical research activities to achieve statistical reasoning and develop problem solving skills. Main contents: - Methods and techniques for social research (introduction) - Research sources - Official statistics - Social indicators (short notes) - Organization of a survey - Interview and questionnaire - Collection of text corpora - Content analysis and statistical analysis of textual data (short notes) - Software for analysis of textual data Examination 1) A written test based on open-ended questions. 2) A written report based on quantitative and qualitative analyses of a corpus of documents (students’ seminar and discussion during classes). More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050092/N0 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE # COURSE UNITS HELD IN ENGLISH

70 Prerequisites English at B2 level according to the Common European Framework. Programme During the course students will: • analyse and produce different types of written and oral texts on current affairs topics; • critically analyse newspaper texts in particular morpho-syntactic, lexical and semantic features; • gather information and data, plan and make written, spoken and multimedia presentations in English. Further information and updates will be published on the Moodle platform in the section ‘Informazioni Lingua Inglese Magistrale’. Examination For students who attend lessons the exam is written (90 minutes) For students who have not attended the course 1. a written exam in two sections: a) questions based on the text Views in the News b) a writing task which asks for an explanation of data (numerical and/or graphical) 2. an oral exam (only for those who have passed the written exam) is divided into two parts: a) a discussion of the book Views in the News with the professor; More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050094/N0


THEORY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH

TOPICS IN QUANTITATIVE FINANCE AND ANALYSIS OF INVESTMENT PROJECTS

Second-cycle degree in International Economics Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Ferdinando Meacci Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Michele Moretto, Carlo Bertolazzi Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS 71

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Prerequisites Basics of economic theory and mathematics (derivatives and matrix theory).

Prerequisites Elements of Economics and Mathematics of Financial Markets.

Programme The denomination and contents of the Course correspond to the “Theory of Economic Growth” courses of English or American universities (and not, therefore, to their “Economics of Development” courses). Thus the Course is concerned exclusively with the principles, arguments and theories that are concerned with economic growth in general. The Course is divided in three parts. Part I is devoted to the study of classical economics (with particular regard to Adam Smith’s and David Ricardo’s theories) in the interconnected fields of value, capital and distribution. Part II is focused on the post-keynesian growth models (with particular regard to the first-generation aggregate models and, more extensively, to the disaggregate models of structural dynamics and technical progress). Part III is devoted to the study of modern neoclassical growth models (Solow, Arrow) and of the more recent models of endogenous growth (Romer, Barro, Sala-i-Martin and others).

Programme Introduction to i.i.d. variables and market invariants Multivariate Gaussian distribution, MLE Efficient frontier for a mean-variance criterion and the role of correlation CAPM and Black&Litterman models PDE approach for continuous time optimal portfolio problem The Real Option Theory Options Framework for Capital Budgeting Quantifying Flexibility in Private and Public Investments Interactions among Multiple Real Options Competition and Investment Strategy Examination Written exam. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2014/000ZZ/ECN1031398/N0

Examination The final exam is written and consists of four questions of which two are focused on classical theory and two on post-keynesian and endogenous growth theory. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1424/2008/000ZZ/EPP3050753/N0

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TOPICS IN THE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICY

TRANSNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW

Second-cycle degree in Economics and Finance Language: English Teaching period: first semester Lecturer: Giorgio Brunello, Enrico Rettore Credits: 10 CFU/ECTS

First-cycle degree in Economic Law Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Franco Silvano Toni Di Cigoli Credits: 6 CFU/ECTS Campus: Rovigo 73

More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EC1935/2012/002PD/ECO2045298/N0

74 Prerequisites A basic working knowledge of English. Programme The course is divided into three parts and consists of both theoretical and practical aspects of the law governing cross–border commercial transaction. The first part concentrates on the general framework of transnational commercial law; in the second part this is examined in the context of specific international trade conventions, model laws and contractual codes, while in the third part there will be some workshops [putting this law into practice] so that the student could understand the fundamentals of transnational law as well the way it may come into being and may help [perhaps] to bridge the gap between different legal systems. Examination An oral presentation of a final essay on Trasnational Commercial Law. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ SP1841/2011/000ZZ/SPM0018199/N0

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WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS

and psychological violence and of the abrupt separation from persons, places and belongings. The analysis will continue studying not only the impact on refugee and displaced women of dramatic social changes and altered relationships; but also the opportunities offered by new and deeply changed life settings. Particular attention will be given to their contribution to the definition of new patterns of participation and leadership.

Second-cycle degree in Human Rights and Multi-Level Governance Language: English Teaching period: second semester Lecturer: Paola Degani, Luisa Cremonese Credits: 9 CFU/ECTS 75 Prerequisites A basic knowledge of Political Science, Public Policy and International Human Rights Law is recommended to properly follow this course. Programme The course is divided into three parts. In the first part of a general nature will be given particular relevance to issues relating to the women condition that have been subject to political negotiation within the international and internal systems, as part of the processes of promotion and protection of human rights. During the lessons regarding the development of international policy for women’s human rights will be considered the main international documents of reference. In the second part, devoted to the issue of trafficking for sexual exploitation, prostitution and violence, will be examined the policies adopted to combat organized crime and for the protection of victims, considering the connection that this phenomenon has with migration and prostitution. Even during this part of the course, the main reference documents will be taken into consideration and analyzed. The third part of the course will examine the impact of humanitarian emergencies on women forcibly displaced. It will also analyze the response mechanisms of International Organizations, such as the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. The course will look at the different protection issues faced by refugee and displaced women: the loss of their family, home, social networks, roles, documents and their own identity. It will also look at the consequences of suffering physical

Examination Written exam. Will be given to the students the opportunity to make a presentation in the classroom, which will be considered part of the examination (the student will be exempt from part of the written examination). It will also be possible to arrange the insights in the form of a written essay, which will likewise be considered part of the examination. More information http://en.didattica.unipd.it/didattica/2014/ EP1980/2013/000ZZ/EPP3050114/N0

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