HISTORY OF TRADE
History of Trade
SECS P/12 (6 cfu)
PROF. ROSALBA RAGOSTA
Learning objectives: The course is aimed at providing students with historic consciousness and knowledge of one of the most important phenomenon of our times, that is globalization, by analyzing the historical excursus of economic systems and of international trade relationships.
Good knowledge of the historical process of decomposition and re-composition of economics.
Outline Analysis of the meaning, roots and different dimensions of globalization. Study of the numerous historiographical angles. The European expansion. The European and Atlantic centric point of views. The beginning of world trade. Trade liberalization and the expansion of financial markets. Intercontinental connections and the global enlargement of international relations. The weaknesses of global transformations.
2) Debates on present-day interconnections among goods, services and financial markets.
1)JURGEN OSTERHAMMEL-NIELS P.PETERSSON, Storia della globalizzazione, Il Mulino 2005;
2) V.CASTRONOVO, Storia dell'economia mondiale, Nuovi equilibri in un mercato globale, Laterza 2006, vol VI, i segg. capitoli: Dall'Atlantico al Pacifico, La mondializzazione dei mercati, Verso l'impresa transnazionale, La rivincita del neoliberismo, I nodi critici della globalizzazione.