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  1. International Industrial Economics – Program Augusto Ninni, 2012/2013

  2. The teacher • May I introduce myself … Augusto Ninni • Timesof the lessons: 2 o’clock-4 on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday. Whento start ? 2.00 or 2.15 ? • Whentoseestudents : on Wednesday, office hours: 11:30-13:30 and 4:6 pm • Where: Padiglione Feroldi, 1° floor; • augusto.ninni@unipr.it

  3. Programof the course • Toanalyzemanyissues, eventhoughsometimes in a fast way • Toutilize a (relatively) non academic, i.e. practicalapproach

  4. The coursehas 5 parts • Textbook industrial economics • Multinational and global valuechains • International issuesaffecting the strategiesof the firms (labour, technology, energy&environment, policies) • EU and ADB policies • Presentationsby the students

  5. Texts(fornon attending people) • Lipczynski Wilson Goddard “Industrial organization: Competition, Strategy, Policy”, FT Prentice Hall 2009 (3 copies hold by the University Library); • Isabel Faeth, “Determinants of foreign direct investments: a tale of nine theoretical models”, Journal of Economic Surveys (2009), vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 165-196 (electronic journals from the library); From Internet: • Koen De Backer, Norihiko Yamano, International Comparative Evidence on Global Value Chains OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Paper, 2012/03; • Economic Commission, EU Competitiveness Report 2012 (chapter 3); • FDI Policy Instruments: Advantages and Disadvantages , Working Paper UNIDO 2009/01 • Xavier Vives, Industrial policy, chapter 4 of the EEAG Report on the European Economy, CESifo2008; • James A. Robinson, Industrial policy and development: a Political Economy Perspective, Harvard University, Department of Government, 2009; • WTO, World Trade Report, 2012; • UNCTAD-JETRO , International trade after the economic crisis, 2010 • The second EFIGE Policy Report, The global operations of the European firms

  6. Forattendingpeople… • The aforementionedtexts are a background: theyhavetosupportmyslides • Myslides are the maincourse input • Youshouldread the background texts and take account ofthemfor the writtenpapers • You do notneedtoreadpartsoftextsreferringtotopicsnotpresented on the slides

  7. I willleaveyoumyslidesafter the lesson (sometimes some daysafter the lesson) • The slideswillbe on my Internet site: however the accessrequires a password

  8. The examination: attending people The mark (out ofthirty) willbe the sum oftwoparts: • A paperwritten on the dayof the examination. Studentswillchoosefour out of the fivequestions. The questions are abouttopicsdiscussedduring the course, includingtopicspresentedbystudents. • (Noticethatwhereoneof the fivequestionsis on a topic a particularstudenthaspresented, thatindividual or groupwillbegivenan alternative supplementary) plus • The resultof the presentation(from 0/30 to 3/30) shownduring the course (ofcoursepresentationisnotmandatory) • The timeallowedis 2 hours

  9. The examination: non attending people • A paper written on the dayof the examination . Studentswillchoosefour out of the fivequestions. • The timeallowedis 2 hours