JEAN MONNET CHAIR


Economic Growth and Welfare Systems (2016-17)

 

(ex European Labour Market & Welfare Systems)

 

Department of Economics, University Roma Tre



Teaching Syllabus 2016-17

 

Module I 

1      Models of Economic growth

a.       Harrod-Domar model

b.      Neoclassical model

c.       Kaldor model

d.      Endogenous Growth Model

e. Institutions, development and growth

 

                 Module II

2    Inequality, Welfare Systems and Social Innovation in Europe (Jean Monnet Module)

  • Europeanisation and European Integration

  • Origins and development of the European Economic Integration: the impact on growth & welfare

  • Institutions, welfare and economic growth

  • Globalisation and Welfare

  •  Migration

  • Inequality, poverty and income distribution

  • Inequality, indebtedness, financialisation and the causes of the financial crisis

  • Globalisation, Financialisation and Welfare

  • The European Social model after the financial crisis (2007-12)

  • Varieties of Capitalism and socio economic model in Europe

  • Welfare Systems in Europe

  •   A Greater European Social model for a Greater Europe

  •  Social Innovation Policies

  • Practices of Social Innovation in EU

Classes:

  • Tuesday 10.30-12.30 (Aula 20)
  • Wednesday 10.30-12.30 (Aula 20)
  • Thursday 10.30-12.30 (Aula 19)
I sem. Sett-Dec 2017
Office hours for students: Tuesday:12.30-14.30, 3° floor. office: 3.11

 

 

DETAILED PROGRAM

   ESAME/EXAM

IN ITALIAN OR IN ENGLISH

E' POSSIBILE SOSTENERE L'ESAME IN ITALIANO E STUDIARE SU MATERIALE IN ITALIANO

Per gli studenti che vogliono studiare l'esame in italiano, prendere dalla Biblioteca la cartella a nome "Tridico - Economic Growth and Welfare Systems" con il materiale dell'esame

For students wishing to study Growth Models in Italian language, a folder with all materials can be found in the Library of the School on the name of Prof. Tridico.

Written exam (esame scritto) for the module I (sul modulo I)

Essay (tesina) for the the module II (sul modulo II)

For students attending the classes: An essay (tesina) presented in the class, plus a “reduced” written exam (on module I).

For students not attending the classes: Written exam (full, on module I) plus an essay prepared by the student before and discussed with the teacher after the written exam (at the oral exam).

Students can choose the essay among the titles proposed here. 

Other activities (optional for students):

1 week study visit to European Institutions in Brussels

International Conference, Seminars, Workshops, and Tutorials

 

 

   Main Texts:

  
     Theoretical part (I module growth models):

  •       "Introduction to Economic  Growth", by C. Jones, Norton & Co (third edition or any other editions): Chapter 2 (Solow) and Chapter 5 (5.1 and 5.2 only, endogenous growth – Romer)

  •     Nicholas Kaldor.  “Alternative Theories of Distribution The Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2. (1955 - 1956), pp. 83-100.

  • Teaching materials, Tridico: “Traditional growth model”

  • Articles, Slides, teaching materials distributed during the classes

  •    Photocopies can be found in  the in the Library of the School on the name of Prof. Tridico

   

      Additional reading list (optional - for the essay/per la tesina):

     Original articles of  a) Harrod (1939) and Domar (1946) models, b) the Solow Model (1956), c) Kaldor models (1956), d) Endogenous growth models (Romer 1986 and Barro 1991), and e) Acemouglu et al., 2001, Rodrik et al., 2004. Download all articles here

     Part of Welfare Systems (II module):

     "The Political Economy of European Welfare Capitalism" by C. Hay and D. Wincott, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. This book can be found in the Library of the School

Gosta Esping-Andersen, The Three Worlds of Welfare Capitalism, Princeton University Press, 1990. This book can be found in the Library of the School.

Part on European Integration:

1) "Le Politiche economiche dell'UE". Mondadori, 2016 by Umberto Triulzi (in particular chapter 3). 

2) "European Economic Integration", by Frank Mcdonald and Stephen Dearden, Financial Times Press, 2005 (Part I and Introduction, pp 1-144).

  

JEAN MONNET COURSE, CLASS 2015-16 - Photo

 

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